Bringing a touch of sportiness to Hyundai’s compact SUV family, the new Tucson N Line will go on sale in the United Kingdom on May 30.
The automaker has priced the base model from £25,995 ($33,773/€30,062), with power coming from a 1.6-liter petrol engine, rated at 177 PS (175 hp / 130 kW) and matched to a six-speed manual transmission. Opt for the 7-speed DCT and see the price climb to £27,285 ($35,449/€31,553).
For the 1.6-liter diesel that makes 136 PS (134 hp / 100 kW) and comes with a 48-vold mild-hybrid system, Hyundai is asking at least £27,760 ($36,066/€32,103) with the manual gearbox, or £29,050 ($37,742/€33,594) with the DCT. Both models are front-wheel drive and can be ordered in one of seven colors, as well as the Shadow Grey first seen on the i30 Fastback N, which is a £665 ($864/€769) option.
The Tucson N Line is equipped with an 8-inch touschreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB radio, Traffic Messaging Channel, Mapcar and Live Services. Keyless entry&go, heated and height-adjustable front seats, climate control, automatic dimming rearview mirror, rear privacy glass, electric parking brake, black cloth headlining and front and rear parking sensors are offered at no extra cost.
It also gets a range of standard safety gear such as the Active Bonnet System, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control, Trailer Stability Assist, Speed Limit Information Function and tire pressure monitoring with individual display. Aside from the metallic paint, the beige or grey leather seat trim costs extra.
Specific exterior and interior styling elements, inspired by the N range, help differentiate the Tucson N Line from the rest of the models. These include the front and rear bumpers, dark mesh-pattern grille with dark chrome surround, glossy black side mirror casings and rear spoiler, black-bezel headlamps, unique LED DRLs and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, Hyundai has added the N-branded leather-suede sport seats with red stitching, N-branded steering wheel and gearshift lever, plus alloy pedals.
The Korean automaker has also enhanced the power steering and has made the suspension 8 percent stiffer at the front and 5 percent stiffer at the rear.