After failing to reveal the Hyundai Tucson N Line at the Geneva Motor Show like many expected, the South Korean automaker has just taken the covers off the punchy SUV.
The Tucson is the first SUV model from Hyundai to receive N line treatment and depending on the market, will be sold with three powertrain options. The first of these is the 2.0-liter CRDi 48V mild hybrid engine introduced to the Tucson family last year. This powertrain is the most powerful and delivers 182 hp.
Those who don’t want or need the hybrid technologies can also opt for the turbocharged 1.6-liter T-GDI petrol engine with 177 PS (174 hp). The final powertrain option sees the company’s familiar 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine combined with the 48V mild hybrid technology of the 2.0-liter model. These powertrains can be coupled to a two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system and optioned with either a six-speed manual gearbox or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
A sporty SUV perfect for the school run
Hyundai has adorned the Tucson N Line with a number of sporty styling tweaks. The front, for example, consists of a tweaked bumper with different air intakes, revised LED daytime running lights, a dark chrome front grille, and black bezels around the headlights. Hyundai has also implemented black window surrounds and body colored door handles.
All Tucson N Line models sit on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels painted black. Other exterior add-ons include a black rear spoiler, black roof, and black wing mirror caps.
Those inside the sporty Tucson will find a host of black leather and plastic parts which are offset with red stitching across the dashboard, steering wheel, and seats. The gear selector also features some red touches while aluminum pedals are also present. All models include a nine-speaker Krell sound system as standard while a panoramic glass roof is an option.
To ensure the Tucson N Line offers a driving experience to match its looks, the N Performance division has firmed up the dampers and modified the electronic power steering software.
The Hyundai Tucson N Line will hit the market in May and be offered in nine different colors.