Rumour: Hyundai Tucson facelift launch by mid-2019

The Hyundai Tucson facelift was unveiled at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. According to a media report, the SUV is expected to be launched in India by mid-2019.

As part of the update, the Tucson gets a new cascade grille with chrome inserts and LED headlights with L-shaped LED DRLs. It features a new front bumper that houses a pair of fog lamps and a silver skid plate. At the rear, the Tucson comes with a dual-tone bumper and new wraparound tail lights. It also gets new design alloy wheels.

On the inside, the updated model gets a redesigned dashboard featuring an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity and 3D maps. It comes with a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel similar to the current model.

In India, the Tucson facelift is expected to get the same engine options as the current model. The 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine produces 182 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque @ 1,750-2,750 rpm. The 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol unit puts out 153 BHP @ 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is provided as an option on the diesel version.

Source: Autocar India

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