The new Tucson inherits the “Parametric Dynamics” design language of the pre-facelift model, however, Hyundai says that they aimed for a more wider-looking design. At the front, the Tucson continues to come equipped with the parametric jewel grille design that incorporates the LED DRLs. However, the grille is slightly restyled.
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The Tucson facelift sits on brand-new alloy wheels, but other than that, the side profile remains unchanged. While the rear-end design hasn’t been revealed, we expect it to remain largely similar to the outgoing model that features full-width LED tail lights, Hyundai emblem placed on the windshield, and the rear windshield wiper being hidden under the spoiler.
On the inside, the new Tucson facelift gets a conventional three-spoke steering wheel, along with new twin 12.3-inch displays and a revamped dashboard. The gear shifter has now been moved to the steering column to free up even more space in the center console. The HVAC unit is also redesigned and now gets two knobs instead of the touch-operated unit seen on the pre-facelift Tucson.
While the engine specifications haven’t been revealed yet, the Tucson in India is offered with a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 183 hp of maximum power and 416 Nm of peak torque, along with a 2.0-litre NA petrol engine producing 154 hp and 192 Nm torque. The petrol engine is available with a 6-speed AT while the diesel motor is offered with an 8-speed torque converter auto as standard. AWD is optional with the latter.
While there is no official word from Hyundai Motor India yet, we expect the new Tucson facelift to arrive to the country in 2024.