Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | January 10, 2018 18:14
Hyundai caught testing Tucson facelift, could debut some time in late 2018
Hyundai's C-segment crossover fighter will get a fresh new look soon as our spies recently caught the automaker testing what appears to be a prototype version of the Tucson facelift.
Despite the heavy camouflage, it's quite clear that the front fascia will get a redesign. For starters, the crossover appears to have a new honeycomb-style front grill. The headlights, on the other hand, received new LED daytime running lights that differ from the current model. New lower air intakes are also expected to be installed that improve airflow to the engine as well as better aerodynamics.
Hyundai also appears to be busy changing up the doors and rear quarter panels of the Tucson. Perhaps a new set of door handles and new design touches on the doors themselves may be applied on the upcoming facelift. Also, the D-pillar could get a redesign as well to fit with the changes for the update.
As for the rear, the bumper and taillights are expected to get a revision as well. But given the heavy use of camouflage, we are not exactly sure yet as to what Hyundai did to change up the styling on the Tucson's rear.
Beside the exterior, updates on the interior, infotainment system and safety features are to be expected as well to keep the Tucson up to date with the competition.
Details about its engine lineup remains a mystery however, though our best guess is that Hyundai will be introducing some changes and upgrades in both the gasoline- and diesel-powered mills.
The Hyundai Tucson refresh could make its debut some time in late 2018 or in early 2019.