Fresh interior and exterior styling, new SmartSense safety pack and a tablet-style infotainment system headline the facelifted 2019 Hyundai Tucson range, which goes on sale now.
The revised line-up comprises four variants, with the new range-opener now called Go and priced from $28,150 plus on-road costs.
On the styling front, the 2019 Tucson gains a new visage featuring a new interpretation of Hyundai’s cascading grille, restyled headlights and daytime running lights.
Fresh wheel designs, 17-inch for the Go and Active X, and machine-finished 18- and 19-inch for the Elite and Highlander rounds up the rejigged styling.
Inside, the Tucson gets a brand new dashboard a floating tablet-style multimedia system measuring 7-inch for the Go and 8-inch for the rest of the range, all with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.
Stepping up to the $31,350 Tucson Active X brings a leather interior, sat-nav with live traffic and lifetime map updates, Infinity Premium Audio, rear park assist and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
The $37,850 Tucson Elite benefits with the addition of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), while the $46,500 range-topping Highlander adds a heated steering wheel and wireless (Qi) smartphone charging, amongst others.
The 2019 Tucson range also benefit from a new eight-speed automatic transmission paired with the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with all-wheel drive.
The introduction of an optional SmartSense Safety Pack makes advanced safety accessible to every Tucson owner.
The SmartSense pack available for automatic Tucson Go and Active models brings Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW) systems among the safety and convenience features.
2019 Tucson: Specification Overview
|Tucson Go||2.0 GDi 2WD or 2.0 CRDi AWD|
|6 airbags||Rear view camera||Bluetooth connectivity|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)||Auto dusk sensing headlights||Cruise control|
|Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)||LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)||Front & rear power windows;|
|Downhill Brake Control (DBC)||Front and Rear Fog Lights||– driver’s one touch auto down|
|Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)||17” steel wheels||Height adjustable driver’s seat|
|Traction Control System (TCS)||Full size spare wheel||Roof Rails|
|Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)||7” multimedia system||Cargo cover|
|Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)||Apple CarPlay / Android Auto||Hyundai Auto Link|
|Tucson Active X||2.0 GDi 2WD or 2.0 CRDi AWD|
|Key specifications above Go:|
|17” alloy wheels||8” satellite navigation system||Power folding exterior mirrors|
|Tyre Pressure Monitoring System||DAB+ digital radio||Heated exterior mirrors|
|Rear park assist system||Infinity 8-speaker premium audio||Driver’s one touch auto up/down|
|Leather appointed seats||Electric lumbar support (2 way)||Rear console USB power outlet|
|SmartSense™ Safety Pack – Tucson Go and Active X (automatic only)|
|Blind-Spot Collision Warning||Lane Keeping Assist||Puddle lamps integrated in exterior mirrors|
|Driver Attention Warning||Rear Cross Traffic-Collision Warning||Drive Mode Select (AWD variants only)|
|Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist||Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go||Glovebox cooling|
|Forward Collision Warning||Dual zone climate control||Power folding/Heated ext. mirrors (std. on Active X)|
|High Beam Assist||Electronic Parking Brake|
|Tucson Elite||2.0 GDi 2WD / 1.6 T-GDi AWD / 2.0 CRDi AWD|
|Key specifications above Active X with SmartSense™ Safety Pack:|
|18” alloy wheels||Rain sensing wipers||Chrome exterior door handles|
|Power driver’s seat||Privacy glass||Matte grey side garnish insert|
|Smart key & push button start||Alloy garnish on power window switches||Luggage net|
|Tucson Highlander||1.6 T-GDi AWD or 2.0 CRDi AWD|
|Key specifications above Elite:|
|19” alloy wheels||Power passengers seat||Heated steering wheel|
|LED headlights (Bi-function) – with stating bending||Air ventilated / Heated front seats||Drivers knee bolster|
|LED taillights||Smart power tailgate||Solar glass|
|Front park assist system||4.2″ Supervision cluster||Matte grey front and rear skid plates|
|Panoramic glass sunroof||Electro-chromatic interior mirror||Twin tip exhaust|
|Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)||Hyundai Auto Link Premium|
|2.0 GDi 2WD||6-speed manual||$28,150||$31,350||–||–|
|1.6 T-GDi AWD||7-speed DCT||–||–||$40,850||$46,500|
|2.0 CRDi AWD||8-speed auto||$35,950||$39,150||$43,150||$48,800|
|Option Pricing||Go||Active X||Elite||Highlander|
|SmartSense Pack (auto only)||$2,200||$2,200||–||–|