Hyundai India is getting ready to launch the facelifted Tucson SUV in India. Ahead of that, the SUV was spied on test on the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road by Team BHP member ashis89.
Styling changes on the 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift will include a new front fascia, LED headlamps, restyled bumpers, fog lamp housing, a cascading grille design and new skid plates. It will also be seen with lower positioned air intakes while design changes to the rear will include revised tail lamps and new exhaust tips.
Interiors will be spacious in a 5 seater layout. It will get feature updates with an updated central display infotainment system, second row USB charging and wireless phone charging system. The infotainment system will be compatible with Apple Carplay as well as Android Auto.
Other features will include leather seats, automatic AC, leather steering wheel, ventilated seats in the front, 6 airbags, panoramic sunroof, rear AC vents , split rear seats with arm rest in center, huge boot space, etc.
Apart from the usual safety features, there will also be a host of drive assisted features among which will be autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control and hill assist and brake assist.
Powering the new gen Hyundai Tucson BS6 facelift will most likely be the same engine options which power the current Tucson. These are 2.0 liter petrol and 2.0 liter diesel engine. The petrol engine is rated at 153 hp and 192 Nm while the diesel engine is rated at 182 hp and 400 Nm. Transmission options include manual as well as automatic.
Hyundai Tucson facelift key rivals in India include the Jeep Compass, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq. Current Tucson is priced in the Rs 18.8 lakh to Rs 27 lakh range. A significant increase in prices is expected for the 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift BS6.
It is to be noted that this is a facelift variant of Tucson, and not the new generation Tucson. In August 2019, Hyundai Tucson new generation variant was spied on test in Europe. It is this new gen variant which will come in 5 as well as 7 seater option. While the current facelift is likely to continue as a 5 seater variant.
The new gen 2021 Tucson, which is expected to launch next year, will come with a radical new design language – same that is seen in the new gen Creta. Next gen Tucson will get a lot of styling cues from the Hyundai HDC-2 Grandmaster concept, that was unveiled back in 2018.