The 2025 Hyundai Tucson will be refreshed, as previewed by the European model that was revealed today.
While the exterior alterations aren't immediately noticeable, the Tucson's interior benefits from a redesigned dashboard.
Along with dual 12.3-inch screens and a parcel shelf, the compact SUV gains a bevy of physical buttons that replace the irksome touch controls.
The current-generation Hyundai Tucson has a fashionable appearance that dare we say even mimics the exotic Lamborghini Urus. Whether anyone else can see the resemblance is neither here nor there, however, what we have here is our first look at the refreshed 2025 Tucson that's set to go on sale in Europe early next year. We expect the U.S. version to follow sometime later, before which we'll likely know more about its powertrains and pricing.
To make the Tucson look wider, Hyundai says it stretched the bumpers and faux skid plates on the front and back. There's also a new grille design with familiar integrated daytime running lights that look sleeker than before. Of course, a mid-cycle update wouldn't be complete without new wheel designs, and the '25 Tucson has those too.
There's no mention of what powertrains will be offered on the Europe-bound Tuscon, and the U.S. version could be different anyways. As it stands, the lineup on our shores includes a standard 187-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive. There's also a hybrid and plug-in-hybrid Tucson that make 226 and 261 horses, respectively.
Buttons Are Back!
Hyundai also looks to address one of our gripes with the current Tucson, which we've said is overly reliant on touch-sensitive controls. Apparently, we're not the only ones who felt that way, as physical buttons are back on the updated models. In fact, the entire dash design is different, and there's a new center console that offers a wireless charging pad and what appears to be more front cubby space.
Facing the front passengers are two 12.3-inch displays akin to those found inside other Hyundai models. To their right is a new parcel shelf for resting small items, and below all of that is an attractive element that spans the width of the dash and hides the HVAC vents.
Controlling the climate system is some of the aforementioned buttons, but now there's also a volume and tuning knob for the stereo to go along with switchgear on the front edge of the center-mounted armrest. There's a new steering wheel too, and the push-button shifter has been relocated to a stalk on the steering column.
As we said earlier, pricing and other U.S.-specific information hasn't yet been released. If we had to guess based on the 2024 Hyundai Tucson that's currently on sale, its successor will start at around $29K for the nonhybrid variant, with the hybrid and plug-in hybrid starting around $34K and $40K, respectively.
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