Hyundai has released teaser images of the upcoming Tucson N Line, the brand’s first SUV to receive such treatment.
We only get a glimpse of what the slightly spicier Hyundai Tucson N Line will look like and that includes a new front fascia with model-specific daytime-running LED lights, a chrome front grille and larger dark alloy wheels.
The interior will also get its own N Line detailing, that will include plenty of contrast stitching, leather upholstery and N-branded steering wheel and gear lever among others. Hyundai is also expected to add more safety features as standard to the new Tucson N Line.
Judging by the company’s existing strategy with N Line models, the new Tucson variant will be available with most of the already available powertrains; these include two petrol and two diesel options, as well as the new 48-volt mild hybrid 2.0-liter diesel version. However the chassis will receive an upgraded suspension and brakes for that sportier feel.
Hyundai is the first to offer a hybrid diesel in the segment, which comes with 182hp and 295lb-ft of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. An additional mild hybrid powertrain will be introduced to the Tucson’s range, this time with the 1.6-liter diesel engine sitting in front.
Reports talking about Hyundai working on a full fat N version of the Tucson have resurfaced lately, talking about offering over 300hp when it arrives in the market in 2020.