2019 Hyundai Tucson- Lengthy roads to perfection! Hyundai has been a little bit confused with Tucson over the years as far as labeling it goes in Europe. Initiated as Tucson, it became ix35 in the second iteration, while third (current one) switched back to “easier to remember” nomenclature. Respecting the inspiration of original name, sourced from Tucson in Arizona, moniker never changed in the US. One thing also never changed. That would be a constant and significant progress with every new generation. The present product became a complete package, for which, you will go through trouble trying to pinpoint meaningful flows.
As a result, sales exploded in 2016, one year after its introduction, with 147k units sold in Europe and almost 90k in the US. And that would be quite above the previous record, circling 60k units sold in 2005, separately in both markets. Koreans were never lazy with nip and tucks, always trying to keep things fresh, so naturally, they might offer some novelties for mid-life changes here. Now let’s see what could we anticipate from 2019 Hyundai Tucson.
2019 Hyundai Tucson -Possible Visual Changes
Tucson looks good. In fact, it looks better than ever, so we wouldn’t count much on big visual changes with a possible face lift. Sadly, we don’t have any spy shots yet, so we purely guess at this moment. Maybe some tweaks around headlights, daytime lights and perhaps front bumper are possible, yet probably nothing substantial. As it comes with refreshes, the introduction of new paint jobs or alloy designs is often a usual deal. Anyway, with or without changes happening, this compact SUV found the nowadays rare line between plain and excessive, managing to appeal to broader audience.
Change Free Cabin?
Hyundai does have tendencies to visually update the exterior of its models within the same generation, but it is not so inclined with cabins. So, we wouldn’t anticipate any change, with apart from, maybe, a slight boost in used materials. At this moment cabin is decently built, fairly luxurious, well equipped, ergonomically smart, and sufficiently eye’s pleasing. It already experienced some additional touches last year, although not instantly visible ones. Infinity audio system boosting 315 watts became available with Limited trim, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Unfortunately, mentioned connectivity comes only in stated top trim with 8-inch infotainment screen, while lesser 5-inch is devoid of such a treat. Still, Lesser Eco and Sport models weren’t forgotten as they received rear vents, while all trims were upgraded with stain-resistant fabric for seats.
More Turbo Perhaps
Koreans also doesn’t tend to change under the bonnet happenings between generations. Thus we wouldn’t expect power boost from current mills. Recently they weren’t shy about introducing new hooter units, so possibly. As we were saying naturally aspirated 2.0-liter L4 rated at 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque matched with regular 6-speed automatic or turbo 1.6-liter L4 delivering 175 hp and 195 lb-ft paired with the 7-speed dual clutch, is probably destined for carrying over. Which is fine as superior 7.4 seconds figure of acceleration time is fairly competitive. That doesn’t necessarily mean that Hyundai won’t try to introduce a hotter version of the same turbocharged unit. Used in Elantra Sport and Veloster Turbo (among else) it boosts 201 hp, although the same lb-ft of twist number. Anyway, sisterly Kia Sportage offers 237 hp from turbocharged 2.0-liter, meaning it would be a natural for Hyundai to offer similar.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Price
Ok, so this whole story of 2019 Hyundai Tucson is based on nothing than our speculations; yet they are based on reason derived from usual Korean manners of behavior. Since mid-life changes come at, well, mid-life point, a possible date could be hidden during next year. Also, Hyundai is not so prone to creeping prices, so they might as well retain current $23k – $32k level. But, if mightier turbo does arrive, that top figure definitely and justifiably has to change.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Gallery
2017 Hyundai Tucson Dimension, Specs and Price
|Overhang (front)||35.82 Inch|
|Overhang (rear)||35.23 Inch|
|SE||2.0L 4-Cylinder||6-Speed Automatic||FWD||$22,700|
|SE||2.0L 4-Cylinder||6-Speed Automatic||AWD||$24,100|
|Eco||1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch||FWD||$24,150|
|Eco||1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch||AWD||$25,550|
|Sport||1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch||FWD||$25,900|
|Sport||1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch||AWD||$27,300|
|Limited||1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch||FWD||$29,775|
|Limited||1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder||7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch||AWD||$31,175|