The Hyundai Tucson does huge enterprise in Europe, the compact SUV beating all section rivals for the European gross sales title, named Prime Gear‘s finest household automotive in 2022, and Auto Specific’ mid-size SUV of the 12 months in 2021, 2022, and 2023. No shock, then, that the automaker payments the refreshed EU-market 2024 Tucson as “crafted with European clients in thoughts.” We’re undecided if meaning something philosophically, the adjustments bringing the Tucson into line with the remainder of Hyundai’s up to date international product portfolio. Exterior, the grille will get a much less ornate, extra angular mesh framed by eight Parametric Jewel DRL components which are every barely bigger than the ten Parametric Jewel components on the present SUV. Going for a extra rugged look, the bumper and decrease consumption stands out with a less complicated motif underlined by a component meant to resemble a skid plate.
Being simply three years outdated and a design jolt when new, the sheetmetal does not change and nonetheless seems to be recent atop a brand new wheel design. Hyundai did not present a picture of the rear, however tells us the skid plate motif repeats right here to visually elongate the automobile’s width.
Extra work’s been completed inside. A 3-spoke steering wheel matches the tiller from the Kona, its hub bearing the Morse code sign for “H.” Behind it, the 2 screens within the present Tucson merge right into a single, curved show holding two 12.3-inch screens. The redesigned instrument panel is cut up by a full-width HVAC vent, carving out a cubby above the vent to the proper of the show and putting HVAC controls on a panel beneath the vent. And get a load of these buttons, bodily switchgear returning for local weather and audio capabilities. Under that, the pushbutton gear selector panel is not any extra, traded for a shifter stalk on the steering column. A wi-fi charging pad lives within the area the buttons vacated, subsequent to the cupholders. It seems to be like there’s a bit of extra cupboard space forward of the redrawn console space, too.
The Europeans get a crack at this Tucson early subsequent 12 months. It is anticipated within the U.S. later in 2024 for the 2025 mannequin 12 months. Powertrain decisions are thought to hold over, the entry-level 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 187 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, a hybrid constructed round a turbocharged 1.6-liter with a mixed 226 hp, and a plug-in hybrid utilizing the identical 1.6-liter that makes 261 mixed horses.