Hyundai will definitely replace the current Tucson fuel-cell model with the all-new Nexo, though this doesn’t mean that the regular crossover isn’t going to be available anymore. Moreover, a prototype of the facelifted 2019 Hyundai Tucson has been spotted on street a few days ago. As you can see, the vehicle is mostly covered at the sides, which means that most of the exterior changes should be at the ends.
Even though it’s totally camouflaged the nose clearly shows a new grille. The new honeycomb design is so evident there. We also see a pair of redesigned headlights, as well as a new daytime running light setup, which is definitely LED-treated. All the way down, the crossover is probably featuring a slightly reshaped front bumper with new air intakes. Hyundai won’t touch rooflines this time. On the other hand, the rear end is going to get a pair of new taillights for sure, while the Korean carmaker won’t miss the chance to update the rear bumper and exhaust pipe layout as well.
We have no interior photos at the moment, but that doesn’t mean that the 2019 Tucson isn’t going to have anything new inside. On the contrary, the crossover will get the biggest changes there, because the carmaker has a plan to add an all-new infotainment system and new seats. Of course, the dash will be slightly redesigned, while the Hyundai may add a few new upholstery options.
Under the hood, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson will definitely add something new, because they are killing the fuel-cell option. The gasoline models will use the existing 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter units, but both of them will produce slightly more power in the future. As for the all-new option, it’s going to be a 48-volt mild-hybrid technology without any doubt. Plus, the producer is working on an all-electric model, yet we are not so sure that it’s going to be ready until the end of the year. The updated 2019 Tucson will be introduced this year without any doubt, but it’s going to hit the showrooms as a 2019 model.