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Facelifted Hyundai Tucson gets new engines and driver aids

Hyundai has facelifted the Tucson with an updated design and revised equipment and engines.

The facelifted Hyundai Tucson goes on sale in Europe this summer.

The facelifted Hyundai Tucson goes on sale in Europe this summer.

Launched in 2015 and built in Europe, the Tucson is one of the brand’s best-selling models, accounting for 31.5% (29,430 units) of Hyundai’s total 93,403 UK registrations last year.

Debuted at the New York International Auto Show, the facelifted model – which goes on sale in Europe this summer – brings a refreshed design including Hyundai’s cascading grille, full LED lights and a new bumper.

Global engine line-up brings a 183bhp 2.0-litre diesel with four-wheel drive and standard six-speed manual transmission or the option of the new, eight-speed auto.

The range also introduces a pair of 1.6-litre diesels, which replace the previous 1.7-litre unit and offer 113 and 131bhp. Both units are married up with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive with the option of Hyundai’s new seven-speed dual clutch transmission and either front or four-wheel drive for the higher-powered unit.

Petrol choices take the form of 130 and 175bhp 1.6-litre T-GDI units. The lower-powered one offers six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive while the 175bhp also gets the choice of the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front or four-wheel drive.

Equipment includes a wireless QI-standard based mobile phone charger and a seven-inch information screen, supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity. Drivers can also opt for an eight-inch navigation system which offers 3D maps and a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services including real-time info.

Active and driving assistance features available include autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention warning and speed limit indicator function.

Further information on the European launch will follow in the coming weeks.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.