Hyundai Teases Spicier Tucson N Line And New Hybrid Powertrain

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.

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  • Hamster

    Jfyi Hyundai is skipping Geneva… 🙂

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    This should sell pretty well.

    I don’t know why Honda has never offered a CR-V Sport. The Civic Sport and Accord Sport sell very well….

  • Harry_Wild

    Looks like the N line is going the way in offering of the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ, everything except upgrade in engine performance! Ugh!

    • bd0007

      That’s what the actual Tucson-N is for.

      Don’t see what the problem is if they actually do some suspension upgrades for the N-Line (like they have for the i30 N-Line).

  • Zandit75

    It’s a lot cheaper to reveal a car away from the big shows.

  • Super Rob

    Hyundai should have spent more time making the turbo and 7 speed DCT work better instead of this. I learned my lesson with Hyundai.

    • bd0007

      They have been spending the time doing that; the current iteration of the 7 spd DCT is smoother, altho not as smooth as VW’s DSG, but then again, cheaper and don’t have to fill up the fluid for a wet DCT.

      • Super Rob

        They dropped it from the Tucson. The bread and butter vehicle where the CRV has a smooth turbo engine/tranny combination, Hyundai has given up on getting it smooth enough for that vehicle.

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