The covers have come off the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, the midsize SUV gets a new transmission, styling upgrades inside and out as well as new safety technology.
Headlining the exterior changes is the integration of Hyundai's signature cascading grille with a new front fascia and daytime LED headlights which bring the new Tucson into line with the rest of the Hyundai line-up.
At the rear, there’s a new fascia and taillight design while new look alloy wheels fill the arches.
Moving to the inside, substantial changes have been made to the centre dashboard, panel vent design, rearview mirror and instrument cluster which mirror the new Kona and Santa Fe. The leather seat design also gets an upgrade for the 2019 model year.
Technology improvements come in the form of Hyundai’s latest 7.0-inch Display Audio system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, which is standard, a new second-row USB charger and Qi wireless device charging are also available on certain models.
Safety kit includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, driver attention warning and high beam assist. A surround view monitor will be available in some markets, however, it is yet to be confirmed for Australia.
Under the bonnet the current 2.0-litre GDI petrol engine (Active, Active X and Elite) developing 121kW/203Nm, the 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine (Elite and Highlander) producing 130kW/265Nm as well as the 2.0-litre CRDI diesel offering 134kW/400Nm are all expected to be carried over from the current range. The diesel engine will gain a new eight-speed automatic transmission though.
Whilst pricing for the new 2019 Hyundai Tucson is yet to be confirmed, with the current range starting at $27,990 it is expected to sit around that same mark but will be announced closer to the Quarter 3 launch date later in the year. Watch this space!
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