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First pictures: Facelifted Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai has revealed a facelifted version of its Tucson SUV ahead of its European debut later this year.

Exterior changes include a new cascading grille, new front bumpers, new wheel designs and a new LED light cluster, while on the inside, a wireless phone charger, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Bluetooth connectivity is offered, as well as USB ports in the front and back of the vehicle.

Power meanwhile, comes from two diesel and two petrol engines which the company claims have been developed in order to reduce the engines’ size and improve CO2 emissions compared with the outgoing model.

The diesel power options consist of a 186hp 2.0-litre motor and a 1.6-litre unit with two power outputs offered – 115hp and 133hp – while petrol power comes from a 1.6-litre unit with outputs of 132hp and 177hp.

Safety kit offered on the facelifted Tucson as standard includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Speed Limit Indicator Function, as well as an adaptive cruise control system.

“The Tucson brings a fresh look, creating a consistent appearance with our latest Hyundai models, as well as a series of enhancements to the driving and ownership experience” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing and product at Hyundai Europe. “With this major update, we expect the Tucson to remain highly attractive to our customers, who consistently make it our best-selling model.”

The revised Tucson follows on from the brand unveiling a new Santa Fe large SUV last month. That car goes on sale later this year, and comes with a longer wheelbase than the current model, which should mean better legroom for occupants. Safety features including rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, a first for Hyundai, and safety exit assist are confirmed for the new model.