2019 Hyundai Tucson facelift revealed, here in Q3 2018

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson midsize SUV has been unveiled at the New York Motor Show, taking cues from the new Santa Fe with some stylish revisions.

The styling enhancements sharpen Hyundai’s third-generation Tucson, which has been here since 2016.
A bolder expression of the ‘Cascading Grille’ seen on other models now sits more prominently at the front, with a more distinctive LED daytime running light graphic in the headlight housing. More chrome has been utilised along the side too. New alloy designs and a redesigned rear LED matrix for the taillamps round out the external appearance upgrade.

Inside, the Tucson is now available with Qi wireless charging, as per the new i30, with A 7.0-inch touch screen incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Second-row occupants get a USB port for charging now too. The climate controls, rear-view mirror and instrument panel all have been worked over too.

Scott Margason, Hyundai USA’s product planning boss said:

“From a design perspective, onlookers will recognise a generational harmony between Hyundai’s new 2019 Santa Fe and the refreshed 2019 Tucson. The signature elements of the Hyundai cascading grille and modern-day surfacing found in the rear view create shadowy, dramatic impressions and represent the Hyundai DNA.
The 2019 Tucson trim enhancements place the modern-day Tucson as a top competitor for small SUV buyers.”

New safety features include adaptive cruise control and a fatigue monitor, plus surround-view camera, which as yet is not confirmed for Australia. The new Tucson wil launch in the third-quarter of this year, with rumours of a sporty Tucson N version refusing to die.