It’s hard to believe that the current third-generation Hyundai Tucson is now three years old, but the fact of the matter is that the Korean mid-size SUV will soon need a facelift to keep up with the competition. As it turns out, a nip and tuck is on the way, according to these spyshots.

These mules sport a fair few changes, including LED daytime running lights that have now moved up into the redesigned headlights rather than being low down on the bumper. There’s also what appears to be Hyundai’s latest Cascading Grille that tapers towards the bottom, as well as redesigned air intakes.

The rear is heavily disguised, but expect new tail lights and a reprofiled bumper to be hiding underneath. The interior should also receive the usual trim and upholstery updates that usually come with a facelift.

Engines from the current model will likely soldier on, including 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated petrol engines, a 1.6 litre turbo petrol mill as well as 1.7 litre and 2.2 litre turbodiesels. Currently, a six-speed automatic gearbox is offered alongside a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, but the facelift could see a new eight-speed auto take its place.