Hyundai Tucson Facelift set to showcase in May 2019

Hyundai is set to offer the updated Tucson in India on May 2019. Globally, the refreshed SUV has launched a few months ago at the 2018 New York motor show.

For a fresh look, the Tucson gets styling tweaks to its nose and at least on the top-spec trim, now it is full-LED units as light design updates are done on headlights. Hyundai cascade now gets the grille and the SUV gets modified bumpers and fog lamp housings.

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There are multiple driver assist features in the Tucson, including autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist and also comes with a 360-degree camera and adaptive cruise control. The infotainment system comes with the updation of 8.0-inch screen with Android Auto compatibility and Apple CarPlay.

The car engine of Hyundai will be the same in India- a 155hp 2.0-litre petrol and a 185hp 2.0-litre diesel. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic options are included in gearbox. Hyundai offers Electronic Stability Control (ESC), hill assist and brake assist safety features on all the variants of the updated SUV.

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In the Indian Market, the Tucson facelift will compete with the rivals- the upcoming MG Motor SUV, Jeep Compass, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The company already began working on the next-gen Tucson, which will be launched in 2021. This new model will come up with a seven-seater configuration and new features will be added- a head-up-display.