Pricing and specifications for the facelifted Hyundai Tucson have been released this week.
The Tucson retains the same four trim levels as before the facelift, however the base Active has been renamed Go to mirror that of the i30 hatchback.
Three engine options are available: a 121kW/203Nm 2.0-litre GDi naturally aspirated four cylinder petrol paired to a six-speed manual or auto and front-wheel-drive, a 130kW/265Nm 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged four-cylinder petrol paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch auto and all-wheel-drive, and a 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre CRDi turbocharged four-cylinder diesel paired to an eight-speed auto and all-wheel-drive.
The range kicks off with the Go, priced from $28,150 (all prices plus on-road costs) for the 2.0L petrol manual, $30,650 for the 2.0L petrol auto and $35,950 for the 2.0L diesel auto. Standard equipment includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a reversing camera, LED daytime running lights, front and rear fog lights, 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, driver’s auto-up-down window, automatic headlights, Hyundai Auto Link mobile app functionality and and a full-size spare wheel.
Above the Go is the ActiveX, priced from $31,350 for the 2.0L petrol manual, $33,850 for the 2.0L petrol auto and $39,150 for the 2.0L diesel auto. Extra equipment over the Go includes 17-inch alloy wheels, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, satellite navigation, DAB+ digital radio, power folding heated exterior mirrors, tyre pressure monitoring, rear parking sensors, leather seats, Infinity eight-speaker premium audio system and electric front lumbar support.
Buyers of automatic versions of the entry-level Go and Active variants are able to option the ‘SmartSense’ safety pack for an additional $2200. It includes a number of crucial safety features, including autonomous emergency braking, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, high beam assist and driver attention alert, as well as comfort features like dual-zone climate control, an electric parking brake, mirror-based puddle lamps, a drive mode select feature for AWD models, glovebox cooling and power folding heated mirrors for the Go.
Jumping up to the Elite raises the price to $37,850 for the 2.0 petrol auto, $40,850 for the 1.6T petrol auto and $43,150 for the 2.0 diesel auto. On top of the ActiveX with SmartSense pack, you get 18-inch alloys, a power driver’s seat, keyless entry and start, rain sensing wipers, tinted privacy glass, metal-finish window switches, chrome door handles, matte grey interior trim pieces and a luggage net.
At the top of the 2019 Tucson range is the Highlander, priced from $46,500 for the 1.6T petrol auto and $48,800 for the 2.0 diesel auto. Additional equipment consists of 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, front parking sensors, panoramic glass sunroof, Qi wireless phone charger, power passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, power tailgate, 4.2-inch driver’s information display, electronic rear-view mirror, heated steering wheel, Hyundai Auto Link Premium phone app capability, drivers knee pad, solar-sensitive glass, matte grey front and rear skid plates and a dual-exit exhaust.
The only other options are premium paint for $595, and optional beige leather on the ActiveX, Elite and Highlander for $295.
The updated Tucson goes on sale later this month.