Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift spied, hinting heavy makeover

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

What else will receive revision besides the redesigned nose and tail?

Just a couple weeks ago, collected some spy shots of the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift testing on the street with a heavy camouflage covering up its backside. Now, there are more photos of the winter testing leaked indicating that the upcoming Tucson will be given a handful of refinements on the outside.

Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift angular front

Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift angular front

The heavy coverings indicate a handful of exterior refreshments

If the photos from our previous article hinting a revised nose and tail, these recently-surfaced spy shots even indicates revamped doors as these parts were wearing lots of concealment. Moreover, the amount of camouflage also reveals that the fenders and car’s hood will be given reshaped sheet metal. As for the other parts of the SUV, there is not much to tell accept for possibly revised tail lamps, bumper and re-sculptured body lines.

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Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift front view

Although receiving extensive updates, the upcoming Tucson is not likely to be a next-gen model

While the heavy coverings might indicate extensive makeover, the similarities spotted on the window line between the spied prototype and the existing Tucson have hinted that this will come in not as an all-new model but a model update.

Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift side view

The car’s doors also seem to get revamped as it wears lots false panels

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In brief, the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift is expected to be far bolder and sleeker, nicely moving to the next stage of so-called ‘Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design language’.

Although this has yet to be confirmed, there is likely a new engine added to the lineup and also a wide array of diesel and gas options available. Currently, the global-spec Hyundai Tucson is offered with 4 engine options including:

  • A turbocharged 1.6 L gas engine;
  • A 1.7 L turbodiesel engine;
  • A 2.0 L naturally aspirated inline-four engine;
  • And a 2.0-liter CRDI engine.

The current-generation Hyundai Tucson is in its third year and it is cool to know that the Korean automaker is already busy giving it an extensive facelift version next year. Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup

Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift angular rear

The rear is spotted with redesigned tail and bumper

While waiting for more updates from this baby SUV, look through our Complete guide to the Hyundai Tucson Philippines on and refer to the table below for its latest price list in the Philippines:

Hyundai Tucson 2018 price in the Philippines
 Model Fuel Type Price
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GL 4x2 MT Gasoline P1,128,000
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GL 4x2 AT Gasoline P1,218,000
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GL 4x2 AT Diesel P1,388,000
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GLS 4x2 AT Diesel P1,598,000

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Know more about Hyundai Tucson 2024

Hyundai Tucson

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is a five-seater compact crossover. Locally, this model has two variants. There’s the GLS+ 2.0 CRDi, and the 2.0 GLS AT. The CRDi model is diesel, while the other one is gasoline. They then have a price of Php 1,840,000 and Php 1,570,000 respectively.

Under the hood, the GLS+ CRDi variant uses a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that can make up to 183 horsepower and 416 Nm of torque. The GLS meanwhile gets a 2.0-liter gasoline mill that can churn out 153 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque. 

For transmissions, the diesel variant uses an eight-speed automatic tranny. The gasoline version meanwhile uses a six-speed automatic tranny. Both variants are front-wheel-drive. 

Size-wise, the new Tucson is 4,630mm long, 1,865mm wide, and 1,665mm in height. They also come with a wheelbase length of 2,755mm, and a ground clearance of 181mm.

Locally, the Hyundai Tucson competes against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Chery Tiggo 5 Pro, Subaru Forester, Peugeot 3008, among others. 

₱ 1,570,000 - ₱ 1,840,000