Hyundai has whipped the covers off its facelifted Tucson at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, revealing an updated version of one of its best-selling vehicles.
The Korean crossover gains a fresh design, revised powertrain line-up for some markets (South African details have yet to be revealed) and more advanced technology features.
The Tucson now features the latest interpretation of the brand’s so-called “cascading grille” along with a new lighting signature (with full LED headlamps) as well as a redesigned front bumper, skid plate and wheels. Round back, you’ll find revised tail-lamps, a redesigned rear bumper and new exhaust trim.
Hyundai says new features inside include a premium sound system by Krell, a wireless QI-standard smartphone charger and a seven-inch information screen, supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An eight-inch navigation system will also be offered.
Although the cabin depicted above is as seen in the US-spec version of the updated Tucson, it includes a new centre stack design, revised vents, fresh leather seats, an updated rear-view mirror and a tweaked instrument cluster.
The suite of safety systems now includes autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention warning and a speed limit indicator function. Furthermore, a surround view monitor, high beam assist and advanced smart cruise control (with stop-and-go function) have been added.
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