2019 Hyundai Tucson gets refreshed look, safety technologies

 Facelifted Tucson revealed at NYIAS



Hyundai recently held the world premiere of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson at the New York International Motor Show.
 
The updated model year enters the SUV market with refreshed, eye-catching design, revised powertrain line-up and more advanced technology and convenience features to satisfy modern customers’ needs.
 
The Tucson’s eye-catching exterior design is achieved by the Cascading Grille and a refined new light signature with full LED headlights as well as an uplifted front bumper, skid plate and a new wheel design.
 
 
The car is also equipped with a new rear taillight as well as a redesigned rear bumper and muffler. By offering a combination of exceptional roominess, a highly ergonomic interior design and a wide range of advanced powertrains the New Tucson convinces with greater efficiency and driving dynamics.
 
With an output of 137 kW / 186 PS, the Tucson’s 2.0L diesel engine comes with four-wheel drive and can be paired with a six-speed transmission or with the newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission.
 
 
However, the other variants have the newly developed 1.6 diesel engines with two power outputs: the standard version is capable of 85 kW/ 115 PS and the higher power version offers 98 kW / 133 PS. Both engines are available with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive. For the higher power version Hyundai offers a seven-speed dual clutch (7DCT) transmission and the choice of front- or four-wheel drive. The new in-house 7DCT state-of-the-art gearbox enhances fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and performance while maintaining its high shifting quality.
 
 
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson now has a wireless QI standard based mobile phone charger and a 7-inch infotainment system that is compatible for both Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity.
 
 
For a more efficient and comfortable ride, the Tucson can also be equipped with an 8-inch navigation system, which offers 3D maps, and a seven-year subscription to Live Services. USB ports are also available as a standard feature.
 
Safety technologies for the Hyundai Tucson include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and Speed Limit Indicator Function (SLIF), Hyundai Surround View Monitor (SVM) that uses a 360-degree camera during reversing. Other features include bi-LED headlamps, High Beam Assist (HBA), rain-sensing wipers, and advanced smart cruise control.