2019 Hyundai Tucson Gains Sharper Looks And Kit

Thursday, August 09, 2018  | Aiman
2019 Hyundai Tucson Gains Sharper Looks And Kit

What'll be shared across the range is the new appearance: There's an update to the marque's 'Cascading Grille,' flanked by updated headlights and daytime running lights. There are also new bumpers on either end, as well as a new range of alloy wheels. 17-inch units are fitted to the Go & Active X variants, while machine-finished units measuring 18-inches and 19-inches are reserved for the Elite & Highlander models respectively.

What is standard is the fitment of a floating-tablet infotainment system, replete with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, across the range. The base Tucson Go will use a 7.0-inch OEM unit, while the other 3 variants make use of a larger 8.0-inch unit with live traffic monitoring & lifetime map updates. Active X cars add things like leather trim, Infinity Premium audio, rear parking assist and tyre-pressure monitoring too.

Elite & Highlander cars benefit from the inclusion of Hyundai's SmartSense advanced driver assistance package, which throws in forwards collision avoidance assist, blind-spot monitoring & collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and other kit too. These features are available on automatic Go & Active X models too, but as a cost option (though it's well worth having, we think).

Our favourite engine, the diesel, doesn't get any major revisions, though it has a new pairing: The 2.0-litre CRDI engine now works with a new 8-speed automatic, which will improve fuel economy and cruising refinement. The CRDI all-wheel drive powertrain continues to be available throughout the 4-strong lineup, while the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated front-driven powertrain is offered for Go, Active X, and Elite cars. The 1.6-litre turbo-petrol, dual-clutch auto, all-wheel drive combination remains a reserve for Elite & Highlander cars.