At times it’s not too difficult to rejuvenate a product especially when it doesn’t exactly look old. Hyundai has, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, showcased a refreshed version of the Tucson. It will go on sale in the USA shortly, followed by a launch in Europe. And by doing so, the company has effectively given the SUV a new lease of life, even when the outgoing design didn’t feel outdated.
Hence the changes are subtle for the most part. These include redesigned bumpers, new LED arrangements for the head- and tail lamps, a new wheel design, etc. Hyundai has finally fitted its trademark Cascading grille, too.
Safety systems are rather up-to-date as well, with the inclusion of AEB, Lane-Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and Speed Limit Indicator Function. There’s also a 360-degree-vision monitor, bi-LED headlamps, adaptive cruise control, and even High-Beam assist available on the vehicle.
The platform underneath remains unchanged, and it’s a front-wheel-drive vehicle unless specified with the optional AWD. There’s been an update in the engine choices (all are Euro 6c compliant), too (market dependent). There’s a 2-litre diesel engine, a new 1.6-litre diesel, and two variations of 1.6-litre petrol engine. The latter gets direct injection and is available in both NA and a more powerful turbocharged guise.