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2018/19 Hyundai Tucson spied again

The facelifted Hyundai Tucson has been spied again this week during cold-weather testing in Europe.
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Differing slightly from the prototype spotted a week ago, this vehicle wears different alloy wheels, and the limited visibility of the snowy landscape means we get a better look at the Korean SUV's revised lighting setups.

We already knew all of Hyundai's SUVs going forward would adopt a similar two-tier frontal design to the recently-launched Kona, though it appears the Tucson will keep its headlight clusters in the upper level with integrated LED daytime-running lights.

Differing again from its smaller sibling, the Tucson's lower tier will incorporate the fog-lights, where the Kona would have its projector headlight bulbs.

The thick black sheets and false body panels don't lend much more detail, though it looks like the Tucson will get slightly revised tail-lights, likely with a revised LED signature for higher-spec models.

New bumpers front and rear should also feature, along with the company's latest infotainment and driver assistance features – though the current model does offer most of the current safety suite in the flagship Highlander grade.

The upgraded Tucson range is expected to be revealed in the coming months, with an Australian introduction predicted for later in 2018.

It's barely been three years since the current Tucson launched, though stiff competition from the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Mazda CX-5 have likely forced the Korean automotive giant to keep its popular mid-sizer as fresh as it possibly can.

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