The recent redesign of Hyundai’s compact crossover amazed the automotive world with all the improvements we’ve seen. The new generation is easily one of the best models in the class but if we can trust the latest reports, some updates could already come with the 2024 Hyundai Tucson, which will represent the third production year of the generation. Allegedly, the Korean manufacturer prepares some cosmetic changes, which should keep this model highly ranked in the following years, as we are talking about the most competitive segment of today’s automotive industry.
Although the officials are still quiet, we presume that these changes would mostly be in terms of aesthetics. On the other hand, the overall design would remain unchanged, which means that we would see a familiar design, as well as familiar features and characteristics. We presume that the updated model would come a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of the next year.
2024 Hyundai Tucson Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Hyundai Tucson will represent the third production year of the current generation, so it’s probably still early for more significant changes. However, various sources suggest updates in terms of aesthetics. Allegedly, the styling could be slightly updated, with a few new details, though we are pretty sure that the overall look is about to remain the same. Smaller tweaks to the front end are something we might see, as well as things like new wheels, color options etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will certainly remain the same. This refers to the chassis and suspension setup, so we count on the same ride quality. This SUV is rather focused on comfort, so you shouldn’t expect some spectacular dose of athleticism. On the other hand, the ride is super smooth, while the suspension absorbs road imperfections with ease.
The interior design is certainly one of the model’s strongest points, so we are pretty sure that no bigger changes will occur. Instead, we expect to see the same dashboard design, which offers an elegant look and pretty impressive build quality. The materials are super-fine, and the attention to detail is pretty impressive as well.
The sound insulation is also really good, and the cabin is very spacious as well. Thanks to the pretty long wheelbase by the segment standards, both rows are very generous with legroom and accommodate adults with ease. Also, the front seats are well-designed, with great comfort and more than decent side support.
The cargo area is among the largest in the segment. You may count on 38.7 cubic feet behind the second row and nearly 75 cubic feet of the total volume.
We presume that this update could bring some novelties regarding the standard and available equipment. Still, keep in mind that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. It comes standard with goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, and a six-speaker stereo.
We presume that some of the current options could become standard. Currently, there are available features like a 10.25-inch touch screen, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, an eight-speaker Bose stereo, two rear-seat USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a digital key, and a panoramic sunroof.
The same thing is with safety and driver-assistance features. Currently, base models come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, driver drowsiness monitoring, rear seat alert etc.
2024 Hyundai Tucson Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect that the 2024 Hyundai Tucson will continue in the same way. So, base versions should continue with a familiar 2.5-liter inline-four, which puts out around 187 horsepower. It’s not the most engaging engine around, but it gets the job done.
Also, there are two hybrid versions. The first one features a classic hybrid setup, which is based on a 1.6-liter turbo-four. The combined output goes around 226 horsepower. The other one is a plug-in hybrid, which uses the same turbo-four engine but comes with a more powerful electric motor, so the combined output goes around 261 horsepower, while you may also count on 33 miles of the all-electric range.
Some sources also speculate about the possibility to see a new version, with a 2.5-liter turbo-four that puts out around 280 horsepower. At this point, the officials are still quiet about this.
Models with the base inline-four engine return around 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, which is pretty decent for the class. The hybrid version returns around 37 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which is a good number overall, but notably lower compared to the other hybrid SUVs. Finally, the PHEV returns around 35 mph combined.
2024 Hyundai Tucson Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Hyundai Tucson sometime in the second half of 2023. The base price shouldn’t change much, so we expect to go around 27.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are Nissan Rogue, VW Tiguan, Kia Sportage etc.