The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Tucson enters the highly competitive compact SUV market with upgrades inside and out, including a new cascading grille, new center stack design, more advanced safety features and available Qi wireless charging.



The 2019 model includes a revised powertrain lineup featuring more power. The two engines offered include a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine (with an estimated 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque) and a 2.4-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine (with an estimated 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque). Both are coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter engine is found on the Value and SE trims and the 2.4-liter engine is inside the SEL, Sport and Limited trims. The six-speed offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds.




Outside, the Tucson has gone under Hyundai's knife, now arriving with the brand's new "cascading grille" - a wide-slat design that stretches to the very edges of the bonnet, adding a new and premium-feeling road presence to the Tucson's straight-on view. The headlights ave been shifted downwards, and new LED DRLs, a new alloy wheel design and refreshed taillights complete the exterior makeover.




Inside, a seven-inch tablet-style touchscreen (that's both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto equipped) floats above the dash, handling the multimedia duties, while a second row USB charger was added in the SEL trim and, to eliminate the need for a charging cord in the Limited trim, there is an available Qi wireless charging pad for compatible Android devices, as well as Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The interior design itself has been stripped back, with a layered-style dash that is home only to the central air vents that sit above the climate controls.


Sunday, 08 April 2018 16:20