Facelifted 2019 Hyundai Tucson Coming To NY Auto Show

Hyundai will present the facelifted version of the third-gen Tucson next week, on March 28, during a press conference at the New York Auto Show, which will be streamed live.

The crossover slots between the Kona and Santa Fe Sport has been spied numerous times in prototype form with heavy camouflage covering its body.

Changes are believed to include updated headlights, grille and bumper at the front, along with some styling revisions to the bumper and taillights on the other end. With Hyundai wanting to make the 2019 Tucson more pleasant in the eyes of consumers, it might also get different wheels and some new colors.

Opening the door will reveal a new dashboard, with a floating-style infotainment system. Other changes performed inside should include trim updates and revised switchgear.

The powertrain family will (likely) be carried over, but it’s unknown whether Hyundai’s engineers have modified them in any way. Joining the facelifted Tucson lineup could be an ‘N’ version, as hinted by the performance brand’s chief, Albert Biermann.

In addition to the 2019 Tucson, Hyundai will also bring the all-new Santa Fe to the big event in the city that never sleeps. The SUV was already unveiled in Geneva, and it should be launched in the United States shortly after its presentation.

Buyers will be able to choose between two petrol engines at first, joined by a diesel next year. Hyundai has also confirmed hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the SUV.

The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric will join the other two in New York. The zero-emission vehicle comes straight from the Geneva Motor Show, where it was revealed with a 133hp (135PS) electric motor and 39.2kWh battery pack. This version can be driven for up to 186miles (300km), whereas the long-range variant can travel up to 292miles (470km) and uses a 201hp (204PS) electric motor, paired to a 64kWh battery pack.

As a final note, you can watch Hyundai’s press conference, which starts on March 28, at 12:45pm EST (5:45pm CET), right here on this page.

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  • Six_Tymes

    it wasn’t that long ago that they released this generation. but good thing they are pushing out this face lift now, because from what I read sales for the Tucson took a dip as compared to the previous generation. maybe this face lift will help. it is interesting to watch the fierce competition in this price segment. I personally will never buy any vehicle that has these stand out non-integrated inot dash design nav system monitors. I hate that look. I wish mazda would stop using that design.

    • Jason Miller

      I actually quite like the current Tucson. Nice sporty look to it.

  • khc

    ‘Glad to see that the handsome Tucson has apparently avoided the overly-complex/confused face of the standard Kona.

    • Nordschleife

      For now. The new version will look more like it.

  • Bash

    Clean, neat, I love that center console. And look at that gear shifter/ buttons! This is really good stuff.

  • Harry Nimmergut

    Some in the media are reporting that the 2.4L 4-cylinder will be joining the engines list, since the 2.0 is underpowered and the 1.6 has the jerky trannie. It’s also because the Kona has a 2.0 and 1.6. The biggest knocks on the current Tucson are the engines, so this should help, although the 2.4, in CUV form, does not rock the charts in fuel economy…

  • Raul

    Hyundai is making too much moves which is a good sign from them while the other car companies takes a long time to reveal new cars. I was expecting when Acura is going to reveal the 2019 ILX to the NYC auto show.

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