India Bound 2025 Hyundai Tucson Breaks Cover

Shortly after the Tucson facelift was spied undisguised, Hyundai has officially revealed the updated SUV.

We can confirm that Hyundai will bring the facelifted model to India next year; the current-gen Tucson launched here in August 2022.

Hyundai says the Tucson facelift has a "more refined" aesthetic that brings it in line with the brand's new Parametric Dynamics design language, as seen on the latest-gen Kona (not on sale in India) and the all-new Santa Fe SUV, which made its global debut earlier this year.

The Tucson facelift 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.

The petrol engine is a four-cylinder, naturally aspirated unit that also used to see duty on the Alcazar, producing 156hp and 192Nm of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Meanwhile, the 2.0-litre diesel engine churns out 186hp and 416Nm of torque, and is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. There is no manual gearbox on offer, but the SUV comes with AWD with multi-terrain modes (Snow, Mud and Sand) as an option on the top diesel variant.

In India, the Tucson rivals the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq. Expect more details on the updated SUV for India to be revealed when it goes on sale in our market next year.