Spy Shots: facelift for the Hyundai Tucson in China
Published on January 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The good old first generation Hyundai Tucson is still in production in China, made by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture. Sales are still strong, Chinese car buyers see the Tucson as a reliable no-frills and cheap-to-run SUV. The Tucson will receive a facelift so it can continue for a few years more. The front has been redesigned with a new bumper, new headlights and a new grille.
The current Beijing-Hyundai Tucson. Price starts at 165.800 yuan and ends at 241.800 yuan. Engines: a 142hp 2.0 liter four-cylinder and a 175hp 2.7 liter V6. The latter will not return in the facelifted Tucson, sole engine will be the 2.0. Price will then range from 165.800 to some 210.000 yuan. The facelifted Hyundai Tucson will be launched on the Chinese car market in the first half of this year, debut is expected for the Shanghai Auto Show in April.
New rear door, new lights and a new bumper.