(Riya Singh, Intern Journalist): The Hyundai Tucson is one of the oldest nameplates in the stable of Korean carmakers and a significant brand worldwide with over 6.5 million units sold to date. With the addition of new features such as an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Hyundai’s new BlueLink connectivity tech with voice recognition, and all-LED headlights among others, the new Hyundai Tucson facelift has now upped the premium quotient, especially in the creature comfort department. Along with new BS6 compliant engines, the cabin also saw extensive modifications while also getting some cosmetic changes outside. Here’s how it’s distinct from its forerunner.

The Tucson facelift was revised with a reworked front cascading grille that has increased in size and looks spectacular. The headlights assembly has now been updated with new L-shaped LED DRLs integrating the new Penta Projector LED headlamps. The bumper was overhauled and integrates new fog lamps. It gets new taillights for LEDs at the rear.

Improvements to the interior of the 2020 Hyundai Tucson facelift are similarly extensive. It comes with new leather upholstery and an all-black interior, a bigger and more sensitive floating touch-screen infotainment system that now gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a 360-degree display. As part of the update, the SUV now comes with Hyundai BlueLink connectivity car tech, adding remote engine start/stop, climate control, door lock / unlock, and voice recognition. The Hyundai Tucson facelift also includes electrically adjustable front seats, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, hands-free tailgate, automatic parking brake, wireless charging, and more. The SUV provides six regular airbags.

Hyundai Tucson’s cabin with the dual-tone dashboard and beige polished seats was still pleasing. The dashboard interface worked perfectly and even then all the buttons, controls looked luxury. The seats provided decent cushioning, as well as more car-like ingress and egress.

The Hyundai Tucson facelift powertrain offerings include the same 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine models updated to meet the BS6 emission requirements. The BS6 petrol motor blasts out a torque of 150 bhp and 192 Nm while the BS6 diesel engine produces a peak torque of 182 bhp and 400 Nm. On the Tucson, Hyundai does not offer a manual transmission.

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