Tucson facelift to be the next launch of Hyundai in India.
The updated Tucson will come with cosmetic interior and exterior changes and will update both engines to BS6 emission levels. The Hyundai Tucson facelift made its India debut earlier this year at Auto Expo 2020, after a long build-up. The new model featured updated engines as well as cosmetic changes to both the interior and exterior.
Hyundai India has confirmed the Tucson facelift is on schedule and will be the first launch for the carmaker whenever the nationwide lockdown lifts.
Looking closely at what lies beneath the roof, the Tucson facelift will be fitted with BS6-compliant versions of both the outgoing car’s petrol and diesel engines. The naturally aspired 2.0-liter, the four-cylinder petrol engine will be rated at 150hp and 192Nm torque, while the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, the turbo-diesel engine will generate 182hp and 400Nm torque. Both engines come equipped with automatic torque-converter gearboxes, but the petrol variant will come with the 6-speed unit of the older model while the diesel will get an all-new 8-speed unit. All-wheel drive only comes with top-spec (GLS) diesel trim.
The biggest changes to the facelift on the design front include the new cascading grille, headlights, taillights, and front and rear bumpers. Despite these changes, the overall profile of the SUV remains unchanged more-or-less.
The interiors do get several changes, the most notable being the updated dashboard configuration, loaded with a freestanding 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system fitted with Hyundai’s Blue Link connected-car technology. The facelift also includes the introduction of wireless chargers, a panoramic sunroof, and the modification of electric front passenger seats.
The Tucson facelift will be introduced by Hyundai in two trim levels –GL Choice and GLS–and pricing is projected to increase over the current one. If introduced on the Indian market, the platform will take on the Jeep Compass and Honda CR-V.