2019 Hyundai Tucson gains new look, safety and tech upgrade

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 Go2.0 GDi 2WD or 2.0 CRDi AWD
Key specifications:
6 airbagsRear view cameraBluetooth connectivity
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)Auto dusk sensing headlightsCruise 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 wheelsHeight adjustable driver’s seat
Traction Control System (TCS)Full size spare wheelRoof Rails
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)7” multimedia systemCargo cover
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)Apple CarPlay / Android AutoHyundai Auto Link


Tucson Active X2.0 GDi 2WD or 2.0 CRDi AWD
Key specifications above Go:
17” alloy wheels8” satellite navigation systemPower folding exterior mirrors
Tyre Pressure Monitoring SystemDAB+ digital radioHeated exterior mirrors
Rear park assist systemInfinity 8-speaker premium audioDriver’s one touch auto up/down
Leather appointed seatsElectric lumbar support (2 way)Rear console USB power outlet


SmartSense™ Safety Pack – Tucson Go and Active X (automatic only)
Blind-Spot Collision WarningLane Keeping AssistPuddle lamps integrated in exterior mirrors
Driver Attention WarningRear Cross Traffic-Collision WarningDrive Mode Select (AWD variants only)
Forward Collision-Avoidance AssistSmart Cruise Control with Stop & GoGlovebox cooling
Forward Collision WarningDual zone climate controlPower folding/Heated ext. mirrors (std. on Active X)
High Beam AssistElectronic Parking Brake


Tucson Elite2.0 GDi 2WD / 1.6 T-GDi AWD / 2.0 CRDi AWD
Key specifications above Active X with SmartSense™ Safety Pack:
18” alloy wheelsRain sensing wipersChrome exterior door handles
Power driver’s seatPrivacy glassMatte grey side garnish insert
Smart key & push button startAlloy garnish on power window switchesLuggage net


Tucson Highlander1.6 T-GDi AWD or 2.0 CRDi AWD
Key specifications above Elite:
19” alloy wheelsPower passengers seatHeated steering wheel
LED headlights (Bi-function) – with stating bendingAir ventilated / Heated front seatsDrivers knee bolster
LED taillightsSmart power tailgateSolar glass
Front park assist system4.2″ Supervision clusterMatte grey front and rear skid plates
Panoramic glass sunroofElectro-chromatic interior mirrorTwin tip exhaust
Wireless charging pad (Qi standard)Hyundai Auto Link Premium


EngineTransmissionGoActive XEliteHighlander
2.0 GDi 2WD6-speed manual$28,150$31,350
6-speed auto$30,650$33,850$37,850
1.6 T-GDi AWD7-speed DCT$40,850$46,500
2.0 CRDi AWD8-speed auto$35,950$39,150$43,150$48,800


Option PricingGoActive XEliteHighlander
Premium paint$595$595$595$595
Beige interior$295$295$295
SmartSense Pack (auto only)$2,200$2,200

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