Hyundai Asia Resources—Hyundai’s official local distributor—has announced that the new Tucson is now in the Philippines.
The latest iteration of the Korean carmaker’s crossover features an intricate new grille up front that lends the car’s face a more premium overall vibe. The headlights have been redesigned, and the same goes for the front bumper and foglight housings. At the back, the Tucson sports updated taillights and repositioned reflectors. The GLS variant’s new alloy wheels, in particular, look great, too.
By the look of it, safety and convenience were two of the main considerations in implementing this facelift. The Tucson’s GL variant now comes with a rear parking sensor, keyless entry, and dual airbags. Meanwhile, the GLS now comes with a reverse camera. GL units come equipped with a new 3.8-inch floating infotainment screen, while GLS units get 7-inch ones.
The new Tucson comes available with two engine options: a 2.0-liter NU MPI mill for GL units (153hp and 192Nm) and a 2.0-liter CRDi powerplant (182hp and 402Nm). Base variants come with a six-speed manual or six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed and eight-speed automatic is available for higher trims.
Below are the official prices and variants of the new Hyundai Tucson:
*Tucson (Facelifted) 2.0 GL 6MT 2WD - P1,308,000.00
*Tucson (Facelifted) 2.0 GL 6AT 2WD - P1,378,000.00
*Tucson (Facelifted) 2.0 CRDi GL 8AT 2WD (diesel) - P1,645,000.00
*Tucson (Facelifted) 2.0 CRDi GLS 8AT 2WD (diesel) - P1,835,000.00
So, what do you think? Are the upgrades worth the price tag? Let us know in the comments.