2018 seems like a busy year for Hyundai. Apart from its plan to launch a number of all-new vehicles, the Korean carmaker is also putting much effort on giving its existing offerings continuous refreshment to further strengthen its position in the increasingly competitive auto market. Recent spy shots of the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift on the street have given us a hint of what to expect from Hyundai in the upcoming months.
The facelifted Tucson gets a new honeycomb-shaped grille
Taking a peek at the leaked photos, it is easy to notice that the facelifted Tucson gets a totally revised grille which is now in honeycomb shape instead of 3-slat design found in the pre-facelift version. Other refinements include new head lamps up front and re-arranged daytime LED running lamps. The makeover at the front fascia is finished with the less easy to spot but no less interesting reshaped air intake which is mostly covered behind the camouflage.
Moving on to the rear, although major part of the backside is under coverings, we can still point out the redesigned tail lamps and bumper. Although the rear hatch or glass might see no revolutionary, both sides of the Tucson possibly receives subtle re-sculpturing to body lines.
The redesigned tail lamps and bumper at the rear are noticeable
At this moment, it is still too early to guess what kinds of improvements will be given to the inside as well as the powertrain of the SUV. While there is a possibility that the interior and engine of the Hyundai Tucson 2019 facelift might be carried over from the existing Tucson, we can totally expect some minor updates such as additional technologies and new engine options.
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The new Tucson is likely to arrive in late 2018
As the baby SUV has just got minor updated in terms of updated trim levels and several additional features, the spied Tucson is likely to arrive at the end of this year at the earliest and debut as a 2019 model.
Previously, the car has just received minor changes in the US
Refer to the table below for the updated Hyundai Tucson price in the Philippines:
|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|
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Know more about Hyundai Tucson 2022
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.
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.
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