Chinese Hyundai Tucson gets a facelift
The Chinese version of the Hyundai Tucson SUV premiered at the Chengdu Motor Show which opened earlier today. The series has previously been refreshed in the USA and Europe, but not China.
And the car is a fair bit different from its internationally available counterpart. There are new headlights and a massive radiator grille – in fact, the entire front part of the SUV looks much more masculine. It is also a bit longer than its North American and European sibling, measuring 4,545 mm (14.91 ft.) instead of 4,475 mm (14.68 ft.).
The rear has also been redesigned. The engineers reshaped the rear lights and the bumper and moved the twin tailpipes to both sides of the vehicle.
Among other things, the updated Hyundai Tucson gained a hi-end infotainment system with a large touch-enabled display. The company redesigned its dashboard and central tunnel redesigned from scratch, replacing the traditional instrument panel with a large digital display.
The car is no longer available with the 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine. As such, it now invariably ships with a turbocharged engine rated at 177 hp (132 kW), coupled with a DCT.