Hyundai Unveils the Refreshed Tucson

Hyundai Unveils the Refreshed Tucson


In a momentous stride towards automotive innovation, Hyundai has officially revealed the latest iteration of its esteemed Tucson SUV. Building on the success of its predecessor, which made its debut in the Indian market in August 2022, the redesigned Tucson is anticipated to hit Indian roads later this year and is proof of Hyundai's commitment to quality. It offers an enhanced driving experience along with a host of intriguing new features. Join us as we examine the subtle design changes and practical enhancements that define the revised Tucson, as we explore the intricacies of this much-awaited iteration.

Design Elegance: Redefined Aesthetics Inside and Out

Hyundai's refreshed Tucson boasts a "more refined" aesthetic, aligning seamlessly with the brand's Parametric Dynamics design language. This design philosophy, also evident in Hyundai's latest Kona (currently not available in India) and the recently introduced Santa Fe SUV, sets the stage for a visually captivating experience. The exterior enhancements include a redesigned front grille, strategically placed skid plates at the front and rear accentuating its width, subtly restyled headlights, and an all-new alloy wheel design. Inside the cabin, ergonomic upgrades abound, featuring an integrated infotainment touchscreen and driver's display into a sleek, curved one-piece panel behind a redesigned steering wheel. The center console has been streamlined, introducing a new haptic control stack for various functions, while the reintroduction of physical heater dials ensures enhanced usability on the move. The redesigned center stack also opens up additional storage space, catering to the practical needs of the driver and passengers.

Powertrain Prowess: Unchanged Dynamics for a Reliable Ride

While the exterior and interior received a makeover, the powertrain remains consistent, underscoring the reliability that Tucson has become known for. No official changes to the powertrain have been announced, indicating a continuation of the existing engine options based on the market. In India, Tucson currently offers a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine delivers 156hp and 192Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Speculation looms regarding the introduction of a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, potentially replacing the current 2.0-litre petrol variant. The 2.0-litre diesel engine, producing 186hp and 416Nm of torque, is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. While a manual gearbox isn't in the offering, the top diesel variant provides AWD with multi-terrain modes, catering to diverse driving conditions.

Anticipation Builds: India Awaits the Tucson Facelift

Hyundai's strategic move to unveil the facelifted Tucson in India next year positions the SUV as a formidable contender in the market, rivaling the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. As the launch date approaches more details on the Indian version should become available, providing enthusiasts and potential buyers with a complete understanding of what the revised Tucson has to offer. Anyone considering a new SUV purchase could find it compelling to wait and consider Hyundai's vision for the future of driving pleasure in the form of an enhanced Tucson.