The Korean carmaker brings tons of novelties every year, so we count on many of them in the next as well. However, the 2020 Hyundai Tucson won’t be a part of this story. After the recent facelift, it seems logical that the next-year model is about to carry on in the same way, with the same design characteristics. The current generation has been around since 2015. It won’t get any younger, but this update will help it to remain competitive for a couple of more years.
Therefore, the best we could see in the upcoming model are some additions in terms of standard equipment. Each trim level could come with a couple of novelties, while new color options are also on the list of potential novelties. On the other side, mechanics, including engines, definitely won’t change. Therefore, we expect to see the new model sometime late in the year.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Design
In terms of base design characteristics, this model is largely unchanged since 2015. With around 105 inches in wheelbase, it seems like a typical compact crossover, while mechanics are largely shared with Kia Sportage. In terms of the styling, the recent facelift has brought a lot of novelties. There is a new front end, with a new cascade grille and headlights, as well as with some modifications on the bumper.
On the other side, there are new taillights. Seems like a pretty decent list of novelties, so we are pretty sure that there is nothing notable to come with the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. The crossover looks pretty attractive, despite most competitors are younger. Still, the company could freshen things for a bit, with things like new color optios. After all, this is the most competitive segment in the automotive market, so constant changes are definitely more than welcome.
The recent update has also brought big novelties on the inside. Moreover, this aspect of the crossover received even more novelties than the exterior. The center stack has been completely redesigned. Of course, the most notable detail is a new tablet-like touchscreen, which is bigger and definitely looks more attractive than the previous one. Also, there are new air vents, as well as a completely new climate and radio controls. The cabin now looks fresh, while the overall functionality remained at the same. The overall interior design is pretty much the same.
So, you can count on a pretty decent amount of space in both rows. Although a compact crossover, the second row can easily accommodate adult passengers as well. When it comes to cargo capacity, it goes around 31 cubic feet. Fold down rear seats and you can count on two times more cargo space. These are pretty good numbers, though many rivals are more generous.
When it comes to standard features, each trim could come with a couple of novelties, as we already mentioned. Still, the core will remain largely the same. Therefore, all models will come standard with things like 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, USB ports, a six-speaker audio system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Of course, there is more in higher trims. You can get a bigger, 8-inch touchscreen, as well as things like a panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, navigation, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio etc.
When it comes to safety, all models will feature a standard forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and a rearview camera. You can also get optional features like pedestrian detection, a surround-view parking camera, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning etc. As we already mentioned, some small reorganization is possible, but most things will remain the same.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Engines
The Korean carmaker made a pretty interesting change last year, as a turbocharged option has been dropped. Therefore, there are only two engines in the offer now, and both of them will carry on in the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. Base models will feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for 164 horsepower. An optional 2.4-liter unit features a max output of around 181 horsepower and feels a little bit better. Still, both options are a little bit disappointing in terms of performances.
The fuel economy isn’t particularly good either. The base engine returns around 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while the 2.4-liter unit returns around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Many rivals have better ratings. Both engines come with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Price
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is expected to hit the market sometime late in the year, as there are no bigger changes to come. Also, the price should remain largely the same. So, base models should go around 23.500 dollars, while top-range versions could go up to 33.000 dollars.