It is recently reported that Hyundai Beijing is preparing for the Chinese-spec Hyundai Tucson (facelift) with a totally transformed fascia. While many expect a much more aesthetic enhancement compared to the original, this version may fail to meet even basic principle of design.
Facelifted Hyundai Tucson 2019 has a strange (if not weird) front look with unparalleled curves and angles. From the lighting systems to the rigid Cascading grille, they all present an awkward combination of random features from available models, namely Hyundai Encino (or Hyundai Kona as we usually call) and Hyundai Santa Fe 2018.
The front look of Chinese-spec Hyundai Tucson (facelift)
Fortunately, the rear looks less weird. The red stripe connecting 2 tweaked taillights does not cause strain for spectators, nor does it improve the aesthetic value to the model though. Meanwhile, the recess for license plate seems to be expanded a little bit, which may highlight the rear design.
The rear end looks better than the front design
To give a comparison, the current Hyundai Tucson 2018 for China market measures 4,545 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width and up to 1670 mm in height and runs on two engine options: a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. Even though official information related to the refreshed Hyundai Tucson 2019's engine hasn’t been announced yet, we may expect something similar to a 2.0L naturally aspirated petrol mill as found in the previous version.
For other markets including the Philippines, the facelifted model of this auto may all look the same on the global scale. Its official premier is said to be scheduled in the first half of 2019.Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup. Let's wait and see.
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>