2024 Hyundai Tucson facelift - worth an upgrade?
Hyundai’s popular mid-size SUV gets mild exterior enhancements and a refreshed interior for 2024
- Refreshed interior with new screens
- European debut in early 2024
- Further specifications coming soon
The current generation Hyundai Tucson has proven to be a smash hit for the South Korean brand. The model is one of the best-selling cars currently available in the UK, and for good reason – we ranked it as the best family car on sale in 2023. We first saw spy shots of the facelifted Tucson earlier this year, but Hyundai has now provided us with a preview of the 2024 model’s new exterior and interior.
The current-generation Tucson has been on sale for three years now and it's fair to say that some of its rivals, such as the Kia Sportage and the Nissan Ariya, have edged ahead in terms of interior design and technology. The facelifted model, however, aims to bring the Tucson up to date, with a new widescreen dashboard with two screens. Hyundai hasn’t released any specifics, other than claiming the new model will prioritise “spaciousness and practicality” and will create a “sense of openness”. There’s a new steering wheel and the layout of the climate controls have benefitted from a rethink too.
Externally, the new Tucson retains the outgoing model’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design language, which includes sharp, angular bodylines and a geometric arrangement of headlight elements. Those headlights, which Hyundai refer to as ‘Jewel Hidden Lights’, have been reshaped, as has the front bumper below, now with a full-width front skid plate. Hyundai hasn’t released any images of the rear of the facelifted Tucson, but it's safe to assume that it will retain a similar geometric tail light arrangement found on the current model.
We expect that the engines available in the current Tucson will be carried over to the new one, meaning a choice of petrol, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains. No pricing has been announced, but a mild increase over the current model’s £31,500 starting price wouldn’t be a surprise.
Now make sure to read our in-depth review of the current Hyundai Tuscon…
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