The third-gen Hyundai Tucson has been on the market since 2015 and now, it’s time for this famous Korean SUV to receive some refreshment. Recently, some spy shots have disclosed the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift while being tested in public.
Although the car is covered in a heavy camouflage, its front fascia still reveals a fresh honeycomb grille which is also used in the up-to-date cars like the upcoming three-door coupe Veloster and the B-segment SUV Kona. Through the spy images, the headlights come with new LEDs while its shape and details are still difficult to pin down at this point. The front bumper and air intakes are also concealed and the bonnet is predicted to be redesigned.
The front fascia still reveals a fresh honeycomb grille
Moving on to the rear, the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift is expected to get a fresh rear end with a redesigned bumper and relocated reflectors which is now in a higher position and without recesses exposed and covers.
The Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift is expected to get a fresh rear end with a redesigned bumper and relocated reflectors
The spy photos just disclose a little bit about changes in the SUV’s exterior while its interior and infotainment system are hoped to get an update as well. No word confirmed on the engine but it is likely that the 1.6 L turbocharged direct-injection petrol powertrain will continue being equipped in the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift as it has been installed since the debut of third-generation model.
It is likely that the 1.6 L turbocharged direct-injection petrol powertrain will continue being equipped in the facelift
Diesel engines are armed in all variants but the exact range of engines is yet announced. Choices for transmission should remain as the current models with an option of dual-clutch and manual gearboxes for the petrol engines and torque converter automatic transmissions for the diesels.
According to the latest car news, the upcoming Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift is expected to be officially launched later this year, or early in 2019. Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.
Know more about Hyundai Tucson 2021
<p>The Hyundai Tucson is a compact, five-door crossover with a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout. It can fit in up to five occupants including the driver, and it has a default cargo space of 877-liters. For the Philippine market, the Hyundai-made model either gets a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline engine or a 2.0-liter turbodiesel inline-4. The gasoline engine option can make up to 155 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque. The diesel option can produce 185 horsepower and 402 Nm of torque. Only the entry-level GL 2.0 FWD MT is available with a six-speed manual transmission.The automatic gasoline variant uses a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the diesel variants come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.</p>