It is time for the facelift of the best-selling Hyundai crossover. The third generation of Tucson SUV started in 2015 and next year we will see a mid-cycle refresh. It will include a redesign of interior and some changes on the exterior. Engine lineup is still under consideration. However, one of the key priorities is adding a 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid to the lineup.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid MPG range is going to be the bait for buyers. This company will improve the mileage by adding an electric motor. Nevertheless, conventional petrol and diesel powertrains will also get a boost. Until release date of the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SUV, we won’t find out exact numbers. The vehicle will be available worldwide.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Engine
So far we know that the Korean company is going to integrate a 48-volt mild-hybrid package into the new SUV. Although details are still unknown, we can find some traces to follow and find out few details.
First of all, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is going to be very close to Kia Sportage. Nevertheless, this crossover launched the diesel variant of a hybrid drivetrain. However, the new technology called Selective Catalytic Reduction will cut emissions. With it, Tucson could be a star on the US market.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid MPG and Specs
No further details are available even for Sportage. We believe that 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid will be model for the US market. European buyers will choose between two vehicles. Since the new technology reduces emissions by 7 percent, we believe there are other improvements on the way.
Standard petrol unit if returning 26 mpg. Diesel is good for 37 mpg. With a mild-hybrid technology and 48-volt system, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid will easily boost it over 40 mpg combined. Also, this means a much better mileage for an urban drive.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Facelift
Hyundai is becoming a serious player on the crossover market. It is not considered as a Korean carmaker that produces cheap vehicles. Now, their offer can compete with rivals from companies with a better reputation. But, Hyundai is building its own. Tucson is one of the reasons why it is so popular. As all modern SUVs, it brings novelties for every season, and after four years, the manufacturer will go with the first facelift of the third-gen model.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid will use the same shell as its conventional siblings. So, we can turn to next crossover to check out what it is going to change.
First of all, bumpers are new. There are only a few other details we can see behind the heavy camo test mule is wearing. Headlights are narrower. We can see that Hyundai even removed some elements, such as side skirts. That is definitely showing fans will see changes in this area. New power tailgate and rear lights are possible according to spy shots. All in all, enough changes to facelift the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid – Petrol
We still don’t know if Hyundai is going to build a hybrid version of 2019 Tucson on a petrol engine. The new vehicle is coming with the same drivetrains. One of them, a 1.6-l turbo-four or a 2.0-l inline-four, would pair an electric motor. Again, the new technology is being developed for diesel. We don’t know how SCR emission control system would work with a gasoline unit. Of course, many modifications will be there.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Release Date
Spy shots of the new Tucson are there. Some details about it as well. We know about few changes, few of them are still on the way, but the company will save some for the release date. When will 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid debut, we still don’t know. A facelift is confirmed and it should be a highlight of next season. The Korean carmaker could launch the Hybrid at the same time to cause a huge interest. Nevertheless, when it will be, we are still trying to find out.
Will Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Come to US?
At this moment it doesn’t seem so likely. Hyundai is present in the US only with petrol engines. Their diesel can’t meet the regulations. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid with such engines under the hood could make the improvement. Still, everything is on the company to decide.
Tucson is one of the most affordable compact crossovers in the market. Its reliability and offer of extra equipment are ahead of the competition when we consider prices as well. However, development of 2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is not going to be cheap. Also, this model will have a lot of new parts. These will boost the overall price. However, the Tucson could cost around $25,000 since it will use mild-hybrid.