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Dashboard-width infotainment screen, more rugged styling and traditional dials for revamped SUV

Hyundai has updated the Tucson with a simplified look and an all-new cockpit to bring it into line with its newer electric siblings, the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

Set to launch in the UK in May 2024, the new car has a "more refined" aesthetic that brings it into line with Hyundai's new Parametrics Dynamics design language, as seen on the new Kona and Santa Fe

It features a redesigned front grille, skid plates at the front and rear to emphasise its width, slightly restyled headlights and a new alloy-wheel design.

Inside, the infotainment touchscreen and driver display are now integrated into a slick, curved one-piece panel behind a new-look steering wheel that has a much cleaner design. 

The centre console has also been tidied up and there's a new haptic control stack for various functions - but physical heater dials make a return in a bid for enhanced usability on the move. The slimmer centre stack has also made room for a larger storage space in front of the centre console.

The Tucson was the best-selling compact SUV in Europe in 2022, with 116,738 examples shifted two years after it was first launched in 2020 to beat its key rivals, the Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Kuga.


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There's no word on any powertrain changes yet, but the Tucson is expected to keep its petrol, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. All of the existing powertrains centre on a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 148bhp. The range-topper produces 263bhp.

Full WLTP-certified CO2 and consumption data will be published when the homologation process is complete. 

The current Tucson is priced from £31,500 to £44,630. We expect the facelift to bring a £1000-£2000 increase across the board.

Jonathan Bryce

Jonathan Bryce
Title: Editorial Assistant

Jonathan is an editorial assistant working with Autocar. He has held this position since March 2024, having previously studied at the University of Glasgow before moving to London to become an editorial apprentice and pursue a career in motoring journalism. 

His role at work involves writing news stories, travelling to launch events and interviewing some of the industry's most influential executives, writing used car reviews and used car advice articles, updating and uploading articles for the Autocar website and making sure they are optimised for search engines, and regularly appearing on Autocar's social media channels including Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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catnip 21 November 2023

This style of dash with the one long curved screen seems to be the one that so many nanufacturers are fitting now. Its pretty dull, but credit to Hyundai for the easy to operate climate controls. Perhaps Volvo should have a word with Hyundai about how to design safer vehicles?

FastRenaultFan 21 November 2023
Way to go Hyundai you have just ruined the Tucson with that dull new dash. The old one was better and classier. It was one of the unique things about it. Now its just the same inside as every other bland suv and it's cousin the KIA Sportage does everything better and looks better too. All Hyundai had to do was move the rear and front indicators to there right place and make the fog lights at the front LEDs and problem solved.
If you have a choice between this and a Sportage the Sportage is now the much better buy but if you want to get a great deal get one of the runout Tucsons before the revamp comes with the new dull dash.