The updated Hyundai Tucson has been tested in Europe and it doesn’t look like it will get a radical restyling.
While the recently unveiled Elantra/i30 sedan And sonata As part of the facelifts, Hyundai made major design changes to the front and rear of both sedans. The facelifted Tucson looks like it will retain the same overall design as today’s car, at least up front.
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Despite the heavy fairing, we can see that the updated Tucson still features split headlight treatment, with the high and high beams hidden in housings on the outer edges of the front bumper.
Again, there appears to be a grille that houses the crossover’s driving lights. The grille insert seems new and reminds us of the Santa Cruz Ute available in North America.
We assume that there will be detail changes on the front bumper.
The back of this prototype has even more cladding, so we can’t tell what changes Hyundai is planning for the back of the Tuscon.
The only parts we can make out are the familiar red stripe running the full width of the car and the reversing lights integrated into the lower part of the bumper.
Unfortunately, our spy photography agency was unable to take a photo of the interior of the updated Tucson. Therefore, we don’t know if the Korean automaker is planning a more drastic revision of the crossover’s dashboard and cabin.
This prototype is a short wheelbase model that was probably made at the company’s factory in the Czech Republic. The SWB variant will be sold primarily in Europe and there is a small chance that there will be a mid-life update other than the long-wheelbase version, which is destined for Australia and much of the world.
With a wheelbase of 2755 mm, the LWB model has an additional distance of 75 mm between the front and rear axles. The extended wheelbase is partly responsible for the LWB variant’s overall length increasing by 130 mm to around 4,630 mm.
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