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Hyundai Tucson facelift spotted testing in India, launch in 2020

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Hyundai has big plans for 2020 here in India, apart form just the BS6 engine roll outs for all their products. Spotted testing on the streets recently was the facelift avatar of the Hyundai Tucson. The Tucson in the recent avatar was launched back in 2016 and a facelift has been due to fight out new and increasing competition. While the facelift model arrived in the international market back in 2019, we will get it this year with an updated drivetrain.

As of now, the Hyundai Tucson is available in petrol and diesel engine options with prices ranging between INR 18.76 lakh – INR 26.97 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The brand offers an automatic gearbox on both the fuel types but the 4WD setup comes only with the diesel variants. As of now, the diesel Tucson comes with a 2.0L motor producing 182 BHP and 400 Nm. The petrol Tucson runs with a 2.0L motor producing 153 BHP and 192 Nm. It is unclear as of now if Hyundai will update both the engine options to BS6 emission norms for the Tucson. The 2.0L petrol motor is shared with the Elantra, so that makes sense. But being an SUV, the Tucson will need the diesel motor to upgrade to BS6 as well.

The 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift in India will bring an all-new front fascia, new multi-slat chrome grille, new LED DRLs under the fog lamps, new LED headlamp, new LED tail lamp, revised bumpers, new alloy wheels, reworked bonnet, new touchscreen infotainment system with connected technology, new upholstery, etc.

With the Sonata and Santa Fe out of the Indian market, the Tucson is the flagship product for Hyundai in India.