Next year, Hyundai plans to introduce the fourth-generation Tucson compact crossover, and on Tuesday, the company provided a sneak peek of the updates. As of now, the version showcased is for the European market, but a U.S.-spec model debut should follow early next year and arrive at dealerships later in the year as a 2025 model.
The updates to the Tucson mainly consist of changes in the cabin, with some tweaks present outside as well. As per the photos provided by Hyundai, a revised front grille is visible, along with fewer lighting elements in the vertical stacks on either side of the grille. The lower fascia also sports an enlarged skid plate. While the rear of the car hasn’t been shown, Hyundai did mention that the skid plate there has also been enlarged, providing a more robust and stylish look to the vehicle.
Moving inside, the dash has been completely revised for the updated model. The two separate screens for the digital gauge cluster and infotainment hub have been merged to form a single panel. Additionally, the gear lever has been moved from the center console to the steering column, making room for a wireless phone charger. The revised dash also sees the air vents moved lower, along with a new set of physical controls for features like climate and media settings. New USB ports have also been integrated into the updated Tucson’s center stack.
It’s important to note that no mechanical changes have been detailed yet. Currently, Tucson buyers in the U.S. have the option to choose from four powertrain options. Non-hybrid options include a 2.5-liter inline-4 rated at 187 hp and a 1.6-liter turbo-4 rated at 180 hp. Above these options are hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, both of which use the 1.6-liter turbo-4 for their internal-combustion component. The hybrid option delivers 227 hp, while the plug-in hybrid option offers 261 hp. Non-hybrid models come standard with front-wheel drive but offer all-wheel drive as an option. All-wheel drive is standard on the hybrid models.
The Tucson is produced at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama, which recently received upgrades to prepare for EV production. The plant is set to produce the first EV, the Electrified GV70 from Genesis, in the near future.
As for the U.S.-spec model, it should be introduced early next year and will undoubtedly bring excitement to the compact crossover segment. Keep an eye out for the redesigned Tucson, which is expected to hit the market later in the year as a 2025 model. Its updated interior and exterior design along with its multiple powertrain options will make the 2025 Hyundai Tucson a compelling option for those in the market for a compact crossover.