The popular Korean carmaker has just had its Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift tested again on the road with a heavy body camouflage, concealing almost all visual changes of the baby SUV. However, because of the fact that the current-gen Tucson has been around on the market for about 3 years, it is predictable that Hyundai might give this facelift version some tweaks on the outsite and upgrade it with modern technologies.
Hyundai has just had its Tucson 2019 facelift tested on the road again with a heavy body camouflage
Despite of the covering, at first glance, we can still point out some exterior updates such as a refreshed bumper, new radiator grille and new headlights. Higher-trim models will come with LED headlights as found on the testing prototype, while standard on lower-end variants are halogen projector headlights.
The new Tucson is set to look more attractive and get the most advanced technologies
Talking about the engine, the manufacturer will still use either 2.0L naturally aspirated or 1.6L turbo GDI engine for the facelifted Tucson. With the first kind of motor, the car can generate 204 Newton-meters (151 pound-feet) and 122 kilowatts (164 horsepower), whereas the second type of engine enables the vehicle to produce 130 kW (175 hp) and 264 Nm (195 lb-ft) of torque. Although there will be likely no major updates for the powertrain, it its still expected that both engines will be improved for lower emissions and enhanced performance.
The manufacturer will still use either 2.0L naturally aspirated or 1.6L turbo GDI engine for the refreshed Tucson
The Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift will be equipped with 2.0 CRDi or 1.6 diesel engine mated to two available gearbox options namely a new 7-speed dual clutch automatic and 6-speed manual transmission.
Given that the Tucson was just announced to receive additional equipmment in the US in last December and the prototype spotted was still wearing heavy comouflage, the updated Tucson might not go on sale until early next year. While nothing official is confirmed by Hyundai, we really expect to admire the facelift version in metal at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
The Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift might have its first debut in the Los Angeles Auto Show
While waiting for further disclosures from the Korean marque, check out our Hyundai Tucson 2018 Review for the local-spec model and its official 2018 SRP as follows:
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GLS 4x2 AT||₱1,598,000||₱1,715,000||₱117,000|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GL 4x2 AT||₱1,218,000||₱1,245,000||₱27,000|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GLS 4x4 AT||₱2,088,000||₱2,115,000||₱27,000|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GL 4x2 MT||₱1,128,000||₱1,158,000||₱30,000|
|Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi GL 4x2 AT||₱1,388,000||₱1,398,000||₱10,000|