Although it’s still unofficial, it looks like the Korean carmaker is preparing some interesting novelties of the current-generation Tucson, which impressed the automotive world a few years ago. Although it is still fresh enough to compete with rivals, Tucson might get a few more trump cards. Some sources even speculate about the 2024 Hyundai Tucson, while those less optimistic suggest a new powertrain option, probably a powerful turbo-four. In any case, we are eagerly waiting to hear something from the officials.
Meanwhile, we can speculate about the next year’s model. So, the new engine, as well as a mid-cycle refresh are on the table. Whether they happen or not, we are pretty sure that the overall layout will remain the same. We are about to see a design that offers stylish aesthetics, along with an elegant and well-equipped cabin, spacious cargo area and various powertrain options.
Considering the possible updates, the 2024 Hyundai Tucson might arrive a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of the year.
2024 Hyundai Tucson Design
So, if we are willing to trust rumors, the 2024 Hyundai Tucson will get a facelift. It may seem early to you, but don’t forget that, while the US model was introduced in 2022, the global debut was in 2021, so this is actually going to be the fourth production year. So, we presume we could see some styling changes, particularly at the front. The grille and headlights might receive minor tweaks, while the front bumper could be reshaped and offer a more aggressive look. The rear end of the vehicle might get some updates as well, while we also count on things like new wheel designs and color options.
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of mechanics. This aspect will remain the same, including the suspension and chassis setup, which offer a pretty good driving experience, which may not be too engaging but provides a high level of comfort on the other hand.
When it comes to interior design, we don’t believe that the 2024 Hyundai Tucson could come with bigger updates. Instead, we expect to see pretty much the same cabin design, which is one of the nicest in the class. We really like Tucson’s elegant dashboard design, along with all those tech features. The materials are fine, while the build quality is very good.
Of course, the 2024 Hyundai Tucson will continue with the same overall cabin layout, which offers two spacious and comfortable rows of seats, which both fit adults easily. The cargo area is also very generous with space, with around 38.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 74.8 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
If the Korean carmaker does a facelift, we are pretty sure that some new features would be added to the list of standard equipment and options. If not, changes would probably be minor.
For reference, the current model comes standard with tech and convenience features like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD radio, a six-speaker stereo, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth and two USB ports.
Also, there is a pretty generous list of available features, which includes goodies like a 10.2-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, an eight-speaker stereo, two additional USB ports, a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a digital key app, ambient lighting and a panoramic sunroof.
When it comes to safety and driver-assistance features, the current model comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert etc.
2024 Hyundai Tucson Engines
One of the most anticipated changes for the next year is the new powertrain options. If we can trust tumors, the 2024 Hyundai Tucson will come with the new, 2.5-liter turbo-four available, with 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque.
The rest of the lineup shouldn’t change, so base versions will probably continue with a 2.5-liter inline-four, which puts out around 191 horsepower. Two more options are available, both electrified. The first one is a hybrid powertrain that combines a 1.6-liter turbo-four engine with a single electric motor, for a total output of 226 horsepower. Furthermore, there is a plug-in hybrid version, equipped with the same engine but a more powerful electric motor, for a combined output of 261 horsepower. This version also offers 33 miles of range in the EV mode.