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Hybrid option coming for Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson receives styling makeover, hybrid option; updated range due here mid-2024

22 Nov 2023

HYUNDAI will update its mid-sized Tucson towards the middle of next year, introducing a raft of small but important cosmetic changes alongside substantial mechanical updates – key among which is the inclusion of a hybrid driveline for the first time.


Revealed today, the updated 2024 Hyundai Tucson retains the marque’s Parametric Dynamics styling theme, albeit with a squarer frontal treatment.


Labelled by Hyundai as “more refined and compelling”, the front fascia is again complemented by the brand’s Parametric Jewel ‘hidden’ headlights but adds broader skid plates to promote a wider stance.


Newly designed alloy wheels are also found across the range, while at the rear, a remoulded bumper again with broadened skid plate rounds out the look, “conveying a sense of stability and balance”.


Inside, the updated Tucson gains a dashboard like other SUVs in the Hyundai range. It now offers twin 12.3-inch displays for instrumentation and infotainment, both supported by the brand’s latest CCOS software. Touchscreen climate controls, a new steering wheel design, USB-C type charging ports and a column-mounted transmission selector also feature.


Hyundai says the changes give the Tucson not only a new interior visage, but also greater spaciousness and practicality. A new, floating-style centre console sees the drink holders and wireless phone charger repositioned to make better use of the newly acquired space, while additional storage space is found below, much like it is in the Kona and Santa Fe.


Perhaps most importantly, however, are the changes found under the bonnet of the 2024 Hyundai Tucson.


Like that of the recently updated i30 Sedan, the mid-sized SUV now scores a 1.6-litre petrol-electric hybrid driveline for the first time, the energetic yet efficient offering producing 171kW and 350Nm while returning a WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption number of just 5.9 litres per 100km in front-wheel drive format and 6.6L/100km with H-Trac all-wheel drive.


It is not yet known whether the hybrid will join the current offerings as a third option, or whether Hyundai will eliminate the diesel from its range.


Hyundai Australia has yet to confirm local specification, grades, or pricing for the updated Tucson range, but says the model line-up will appear in local dealerships towards the middle of next year (2024). Further details are expected closer to the model’s launch.


The current Hyundai Tucson range is priced from $35,150 - $54,650 plus on-road costs.


Locally, the Tucson remains one of the better-selling entrants in the Medium SUV under $60K segment, with year-to-date sales of 17,935 units. The fourth-place position places the Hyundai Tucson behind rivals including the Toyota RAV4 (24,986), Mitsubishi Outlander (20,000), and Mazda CX-5 (19,404), but ahead of the fifth-place Subaru Forester (13,464).

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