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Hyundai has released a new N Line variation of its latest SUV, the fourth-era Tucson,...

Hyundai has released a new N Line variation of its latest SUV, the fourth-era Tucson, which introduces a few sporty touches to the brand’s new Volkswagen Tiguan rival 

Cosmetic tweaks around regular variations of the new Tucson incorporate a established of 19-inch alloy wheels, a new entrance splitter, a lessen rear diffuser and a twin-exit exhaust technique. Potential buyers also get a new a bit greater tailgate spoiler, a exceptional radiator grille and an distinctive Shadow Gray paint end, which can be optionally specced with contrasting black roof.

Inside of, the sporty Tucson will get the common range of Hyundai N Line updates. There’s a N-branded steering wheel, a new equipment knob and black headlining – as properly as a pair of N Line athletics seats, trimmed in black suede and leather-based. The cabin makeover is concluded with a established of aluminium pedals and exceptional treadplates.

The Tucson N Line arrives with Hyundai’s most up-to-date ten.twenty five-inch electronic instrument cluster and ten.twenty five-inch infotainment technique, both of those featuring exceptional N Line graphics to match the car’s badging. 3-zone weather command is yet another regular element, together with heated entrance and rear seats.

Potential buyers have their decision of four powertrains, all of which are primarily based on Hyundai’s turbocharged one.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. 

The entry-stage unit has an output of 148bhp and is mated to a six-speed handbook gearbox. Mid-range designs arrive with 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance and prospective buyers can select from two outputs – a 148bhp selection or a extra strong 178bhp unit. Both of those arrive as regular with Hyundai’s new Smart Handbook Transmission technique, which takes advantage of a 48-volt electrical linkage for the clutch. 

There’s also a hybrid design. Listed here, the one.6-litre petrol engine is supported by a 59bhp electric motor and one.49kWh battery, which sees general performance rise to 227bhp and 350Nm of torque. The powertrain arrives with a six-speed computerized gearbox as regular.

Eventually, at the leading of the range, there is a plug-in hybrid design. It arrives with a 90bhp electric motor and a greater thirteen.8kWh battery pack – enough for an output of 261bhp and 350Nm of torque. Hyundai also claims the PHEV Tucson must be capable of travelling close to 31 miles on electric energy on your own.

In-preserving with the Tucson N Line’s sporty brief, Hyundai also gives the SUV with adaptive dampers. The enterprise claims the upgraded suspension far better controls the car’s excess weight and can routinely compensate for heavy acceleration and braking as properly as alterations to the street floor.

Uk costs and specifications for the new Tucson N Line have not been exposed, ahead of it arriving in British Hyundai showrooms this summer time. 

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