The third generation Hyundai Tucson that debuted in early 2015 is due for a facelift. Hyundai has announced that the 2019 Hyundai Tucson (facelift) will debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show on the 28th of this month.
Spy shots have revealed that at the front, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson will have a new upper grille and a new lower grille - both featuring a sporty mesh pattern like in the Hyundai Kona. The redesign is likely to incorporate Hyundai's signature cascading grille into the Tucson's nose. The facelift will bring tweaked headlamps as well. On the sides, the updated model may have newly designed alloy wheels. Changes to the rear may include new tail lamp graphics and a reprofiled bumper.
Interior and technical changes set to arrive with the mid-cycle refresh are currently unknown. Hyundai offers the pre-facelift Hyundai Tucson with a wide range of turbocharged/naturally aspirated petrol and turbocharged diesel engines globally. In India, buyers get to choose from the 155 PS 2.0-litre MPi petrol engine and the 185 PS 2.0-litre CRDi diesel engine, along with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 4WD option is available, exclusively in the diesel AT configuration.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson will likely go on sale internationally in the second half of 2018. Its Indian launch could take place sometime next year.