Released in 2015, the current generation of the Tucson is not exactly what we would call an old car. Even so, it looks like the South Korean manufacturer is already looking to improve the model. So far things haven’t been officially confirmed but the new model is likely going to hit the market with the future 2019 Hyundai Tucson. This will be the car’s mid-life facelift, so we can expect some design changes and likely a few other tweaks in order to keep it at the top until the new model will be released.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Review
While the details are still scarce, it looks like Hyundai is looking to give the Tucson a slightly more upmarket feel. They will likely achieve this by playing with the suspension system in order to come up with a slightly better ride quality while also maintaining the car’s great handling characteristics. New Avalon 2019 arrives!!
The car’s platform will remain the same as before and that’s expected with a mid-life update. However, the brakes will likely change for something a bit better. While the current model is okay, it is barely average for its class which is a real shame.
We can expect the revision of the Tucson to feature better-tuned brakes which won’t necessarily be larger than before. These should be able to better stop the car while also giving the driver a bit more feedback than before.
While some suggested Hyundai will also release a long wheelbase version of the Tucson, this is highly unlikely with this generation which is based on a relatively old platform. However, we can expect them to give the car a few more trim levels and possibly a performance version as well.
There is no denial about the fact the current version of the car looks great. However, it still is quite obvious there are improvements that need to be done.
For starters, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is more than likely going to receive a new front end. While the hexagonal grille and swept-back headlights will stay, the car is likely going to receive honeycomb mesh inside its grilles.
|2017 Hyundai Tucson FWD SE||Exterior Dimensions|
|Width max||72.8 in|
|Track Width||63.8 in|
|Ground Clearance||6.4 in|
The fog-lamps will also receive a redesign for sure while the bumper should get a more symmetrical look which would definitely elevate the way it looks.
From the profile there won’t be that many changes to be noticed besides its wheels. However, in the rear the Tucson should boast a cleaner-looking bumper and possibly a new set of exhaust tips.
Unlike many of its rivals, the cabin of the Tucson looks quite premium, especially for a car that is this cheap. Everything is covered by premium carpet, the plastics are nice to the touch and the overall build quality is great. However, things will likely get even better with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson.
If the rumors are true then we can expect a different steering wheel, a new instrument cluster, a far better infotainment system as well as a lower driving position made possible thanks to a new pair of seats.
Engine and Specs
The current 1.6 liter turbo-four will more than likely become standard on the upcoming Tucson. This should still offer right around 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque which is definitely above the average of its class. Further up the range, the car is likely going to receive a 2.0 liter turbo-four.
This would be part of the new trim level everyone is talking about. So far the details are still unknown but it looks like this particular version of the car could make in excess of 250 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.
Unlike all the others, this would get AWD as standard as well as a new dual-clutch gearbox which would make better use of all that power. A hybrid is also a real possibility even though the manufacturer decided not to respond to those rumors.
Release and Price
Just like the current model, the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Tucson will likely start at around $24,000. For the price the Tucson won’t have all that many rivals, especially with all the kit Hyundai usually installs on their cars.
Unfortunately the car will likely hit the market close to the end of 2018 which is a bit too late, especially since there are at least two competitors being released earlier.
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