The current Tucson was unveiled in September 2020, so the arrival of the facelift is relatively early. As a rule, car manufacturers do not approach modernizations until four years after the introduction of the car. But the life cycle of a product is typically shorter at Hyundai, which is why it is now refreshing a novelty that has not even grown old yet.
However, we must also emphasize that the automaker has so far only shown a few photos of the South Korean version, the European debut of the updated Tucson model, which is produced in Nošovice, Czech Republic, will take place at the beginning of 2024. At that time, we will also learn the European specifications.
However, we do not expect significant changes for the European specification in the areas of design and interior solutions, we can certainly get a clear idea of them thanks to the first pictures. Of course, the rejuvenated Tucson takes over the basis of the “parametric dynamics” design style from the current version, only developing it further.
The most striking element is the distinctive radiator grille with “hidden” headlights. In this context, Hyundai talks about the interplay of thin lines and angular shapes and about “parametric gems”.
The bumper and lower protective covers transition seamlessly from one edge to the other, a new design of light alloy wheels has also arrived, and at the back we find protective panels integrated into the bumper. Additionally, these panels have been enlarged.
The interior has undergone a rather large transformation. We see a new three-spoke steering wheel, a redesigned center console and, above all, a newly shaped dashboard. Only the digital instrument panel remains from the current version, but the infotainment screen is now directly connected to it.
An element with ventilation holes stretches across the entire width, below it in the middle of the dashboard there is a panel with buttons, controls and air conditioning settings. You can compare the appearance of the interior in the photos attached below. Above is the modernized version, below is the current version.
We do not have any further information available yet, we will certainly learn details about the technology and the range of engines when the European specification is presented at the beginning of next year.
It is also interesting that Hyundai writes about “the first partial modernization of the current generation”, so it is possible that the Tucson will receive an even more thorough facelift in the coming years.