Facelifted Hyundai Tucson gets new PHEV version in Europe


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The Hyundai Tucson is getting a facelift, including the variant intended for our continent. With new photos we get important news about a new PHEV variant coming to Europe.

The facelifted Hyundai Tucson was already shown in 2023, but then still in Korean trim. Today we are talking about the European version, although honesty requires us to say that the difference is minimal. As usual, the European Tucson is a bit shorter than the model for sale elsewhere, but that has nothing to do with the facelift. The updated Tucson has a sleek nose, but retains its characteristic daytime running lights hidden in the grille. The rectangular headlight units resemble the somewhat sleeker ones of the existing N-Line, but are slightly more linear. In addition, there is a facelifted N-Line, which we are also seeing for the first time today (the white car).

The big news with the European version of the Tucson is not on the outside, but on the inside. The dashboard is completely new and actually has more physical buttons than the old one. This mainly included many touch-sensitive black touch keys, but now we also see some ‘old-fashioned’ rotary knobs. Everything is oriented more horizontally and we know the new steering wheel from the Kona.

Although Hyundai is still not releasing any technical data – count on another message about this facelifted SUV – we now know that petrol models, mild hybrids, hybrids and plug-in hybrids are on the international price list as usual. In the Netherlands, petrol models without mild-hybrid support are not available, which will undoubtedly remain the case. There will be a new plug-in hybrid, this time with purely front-wheel drive. Until now, a Tucson PHEV has always had four-wheel drive, so the two-wheel drive version could make the plug-in hybrid (even) more interesting for the Dutch market. As said: more later.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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