New Hyundai Tucson becomes first SUV with N Line treatment

By CARSIFU | 21 March 2019

LONDON: With the new Tucson N Line, Hyundai Motor offers European customers a growing range of attractive N Line choices – and its first SUV with the sporty N Line look and feel. The new model combines the iconic strength, safety and comfort of Tucson with the dynamic styling and attitude of N Line.

After successfully launching N Line in 2018 with i30, Hyundai is expanding its dynamic trim level: “With the New Tucson N Line, Hyundai now provides the sporty feeling to customers who also want the versatility and comfort of an SUV,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe.

“Tucson is our best-selling model in Europe and it is positioned right at the heart of our brand, so we are excited to introduce the N Line character to our customers in this segment.”

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Available in three powertrain variants and in both 2WD and 4WD, the New Tucson N Line provides consumers with a family-friendly vehicle that suits their daily driving needs.

In addition to the 2.0-litre CRDi 48V diesel engine introduced in the New Tucson in 2018, Hyundai has now combined its efficient and responsive 48V mild hybrid technology with the 100 kW/136PS 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, offering reduced fuel consumption up to 11% (NEDC 2.0).

The mild hybrid powertrain contributes to Hyundai’s global efforts to improve fuel efficiency. The technology comprises a 0.44 kW/h 48-Volt lithium-ion polymer battery, a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG), an LDC converter (Low Voltage DC/DC) and an inverter.

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Offering an output of 185PS, the 2.0-litre CRDi 48V mild hybrid engine is the most powerful in the New Tucson’s powertrain line-up. Another well-balanced option is the 177PS 1.6l T-GDI petrol powertrain. All engines meet the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards.

Redesigned bumpers and a dark mesh-pattern grille framed by dark chrome provide a strong first impression. Furthermore, dark 19” alloy wheels as well as side mirror housings and a rear spoiler in glossy black emphasize the car’s sporting attitude.

Black-bezel headlamps, unique daytime running lights and LED design and darkened window frames in combination with body-coloured door handles also create a more dynamic look for the Tucson N Line.

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Inside the car, consumers can enjoy N-branded leather-suede sport seats and red accent stitching on the steering wheel and seats. Alloy pedals and the leather-wrapped, red-accented N gear shift lever are also part of the N Line enhancements.

The New Tucson N Line is designed, tested and built in Europe and it is available across Europe in nine different body paint options.

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