Time flies. The fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson first surfaced in late 2020, which implies it’s three years outdated and ripe for a facelift. And right here it’s, the refreshed 2024 Tucson that may make its European debut in early 2024.
Hyundai says that the facelift ‘showcases a extra dynamic look that embodies the corporate’s progressive imaginative and prescient for future mobility’. Huge phrases, however the NX4 Tucson does look very futuristic, and the “Parametric Dynamics” design language has been retained for the facelift, with minor tweaks.
So minor that you simply won’t have the ability to inform the unique and facelift aside in the event that they’re not side-by-side. The entrance fascia incorporates a daring interaction of skinny, angular traces within the radiator grille, complemented by hidden “Parametric Jewel” daytime working lights. In comparison with the pre-facelift, the grille parts are extra sparse now and so are the DRLs – there have been 4 LEDs in a line, now there’s three, however they’re bigger and rounder in form.
The re-profiled bumper is extra angular, and so are the headlamp cutouts. The slim piece of silver ‘skid plate’ extends from end-to-end now. There are additionally redesigned wheels and on the again, the skid plate is now built-in into the bumper moulding and enlarged horizontally, echoing the entrance finish. Total, it’s a barely extra rugged, extra Santa Cruz look.
The modifications are extra substantial inside, the place the facelift will get a brand new dashboard that’s extra within the model of the Ioniq 5 and 6 EVs. The ‘waterfall’ design of the unique makes approach for a conjoined dual-screen horizontal structure, with an identical full-width AC vent strip. The steering is new too – the contemporary one is a three-spoke unit that omits the Hyundai brand, like within the Ioniq EVs.
The gear choice buttons on the centre console are not any extra, changed by a stalk on the steering column. The result’s a really open space between the entrance seats with loads of house for storage.
In Malaysia, the fourth-generation Tuscon was launched earlier this month at PACE. We’re have three variants to select from, beginning with the bottom 2.0 Lite (RM158,888) with a 156 PS/192 Nm 2.0L naturally aspirated engine, adopted by the 1.6T Plus (RM178,888) and the range-topping 1.6T Max at RM195,888. The latter two are powered by a 180 PS/265 Nm 1.6L turbo engine with seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (6AT for two.0L).
Not like Europe, Malaysia will get the Tucson in long-wheelbase guise, which is the model offered within the US. At 4,630 mm lengthy and 1,865 mm extensive, the Hyundai C-segment SUV is 7 mm longer and 10 mm wider than the present/outgoing Honda CR-V. Its 2,755 mm wheelbase is 95 mm longer than the Honda and boot house is 582 litres, expandable to 1,903 litres with the rear seats folded down.
Extra on the new Tucson in Malaysia right here.
GALLERY: 2024 Hyundai Tucson 1.6T Max, Malaysia spec
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