More than 3 years after the debut of the fourth-generation model in September 2020, Hyundai has released the first official images of the 4th-gen Tucson facelift featuring revised exterior and interior styling and reconfigured equipment.
The “Parametric Dynamics” design language has been retained for the facelift, with some minor tweaks. Hyundai says that the facelift ‘showcases a more dynamic appearance that embodies the company’s progressive vision for future mobility’.
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The fascia of the refreshed Hyundai Tucson now features a bold interplay of thin, angular lines in the radiator grille, complemented by hidden “Parametric Jewel” daytime running lights. In contrast to the pre-facelift model, the grille elements and DRLs are now more sparse. Four LEDs in a line have been replaced by three, but the new LEDs are larger and more rounded.
The headlight cutouts and the reprofiled bumper have a more angular appearance. The thin silver “skid plate” now stretches from end to end. The alloy wheels have also been redesigned, and the skid plate at the rear has been extended horizontally to match the front end’s integration into the bumper molding.
The interior of the new Tucson gets more substantial changes as it receives a new dashboard that is more in line with the Ioniq 5’s design. The ‘waterfall’ styling of the original makes way for a conjoined dual-screen horizontal layout, with a matching full-width AC vent strip. Along with the revised design comes a new three-spoke steering wheel without the Hyundai emblem, similar to that seen in the latest breed of Ioniq EVs.
Furthermore, the gear selector on the center console has moved to the stalk on the steering column, just like most Chinese EVs. This leaves an ample open area between the front seats with plenty of space for storage.
Regarding the engine and any safety enhancements, Hyundai has not yet disclosed any information. However, we won’t have to wait long to have those. The refreshed 2024 Hyundai Tucson will make its European debut in early 2024 and will be introduced in other markets thereafter.
Hyundai Tucson facelift (L) vs pre-facelift (R)
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