Hyundai is one of the companies that grow fastest in the automotive industry. The success of its first SUVs is leading to new models. The current focus is on the new Palisade, Rugged SUV, and the high-output vehicle that will be able to burst over 700 hp. Still, the company will have time for 2020 Hyundai Tucson redesign. The old dog needs a mid-cycle refresh, although we could see the new generation pretty soon after 2020.
The upcoming crossover will remain in compact class. Mid-size model by Hyundai is Santa Fe, and it is getting larger sibling with three rows – Palisade. Rugged SUV is a premium model that will compete Toyota Land Cruiser. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson has the toughest competition. A compact crossover market achieves best sales, so most companies are fighting for the part of the pie. Well, Tucson established its name already, and now it is time for further upgrades.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Redesign or Another Facelift
Tucson was revisited in 2018. The facelift brought a new grille, tailgate, and headlights. Also, designers had a lot of work and presented many novelties inside the cabin. Engine lineup now offers two drivetrains, and manual transmission is also dropped.
The next update will replace missing parts for sure. Also, the exterior will suffer a big overhaul. Still, we believe the 2020 Hyundai Tucson will keep the cascade grille and a tailgate design. Everything else could be new, including trim levels and interior.
2020 Hyundai Tucson N Sport
After the press release last year that N Sport version is under development, we can expect this package already for 2020 Hyundai Tucson. This is going to be a performance-oriented version of the crossover. According to early announcements, it is worth of waiting. Currently, Hyundai fans can find i30 N hatchback, Tucson is the next one, and after it the remaining vehicles in the Korean carmaker’s fleet.
Well, the competition is not letting it go. Mazda will launch a turbo version of its CX-5, and Ford is preparing Edge ST model. In Europe, Cupra Ateca is a new player on the market. Engineers in Seat’s branch made this SUV produce 295 hp. Experts believe the 2020 Hyundai Tucson N will use the same drivetrain as the i30 N. That is a 2.0-liter unit with the capability to produce 275 hp. What’s more, we will see few drive modes and cosmetic modifications to make the Tucson N more appealing. Details are still unavailable but expect the similar design language as for the i30 N.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Specs
Until the N Sport package is out, a 2.0-liter or 2.4-l unit will be under the hood of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson. The first one is available for the base setup. It is a proven and durable unit that will deliver 165 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. The power goes through a six-speed automatic transmission. Tucson is not available with manual gearbox anymore. With front-wheel drive, the crossover is able to return over 30 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined. The fuel economy drops radically with an AWD. With all improvements, the Hyundai Tucson 2020 won’t make better than 24 mpg.
Upper trim levels will use the same configurations with a 2.4-liter engine. In this case, the outputs jump to 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. That will harm fuel economy. Interesting, a 2.4-liter engine consumes less fuel than its smaller sibling mated to an AWD. This unit will return 26 mpg on open roads, compared to 25 mpg by the 2.0-l engine.
Hyundai Tucson 2020 Hybrid
The latest story about the Tucson crossover is bringing hints about the hybrid drivetrain. Well, most of its rivals are already offering such a configuration. Hyundai, as the fast-growing member of the compact crossover segment, needs to speed up the development of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. Back in 2017, we saw the crossover with a fuel cell system. However, the next edition will get only a hybrid or PHEV setup. More about these stories we will learn closer to the release date.
2020 Hyundai Tucson Price and Release Date
All changes and modifications will make the price of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson go up. Well, the base model remains pretty much the same. All start at $23,000 for the crossover with a 2.0-liter engine. Tucson is going to keep all six trim packages. N sport is the new one, and it will join SE as the starting trim, and Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate. The last one will cost above $33,000. The hybrid engine is going to increase the cost of each trim level where it becomes available. The 2020 Hyundai Tucson N Sport is not going to be cheaper than $35,000.
The crossover is going to debut later this year. Hybrid is coming next year, and N Sport, as the major upgrade, will shine at some of the biggest auto shows in the US.