N-Line, the sportiest and most efficient Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai, as part of its market strategy, has proposed to create a high-performance model to update the Tucson range. But as we wait for this idea to become a reality, we can be content with the Tucson N-Line, the version that transforms the crossover into a much more sporty and dynamic model.
With this new development, Hyundai Motor hopes to offer European customers an ever wider range, as well as the first SUV mixed with the sporty N-Line look. Part of this more sporty character, in addition to its exterior lines, can be seen inside, where they highlight the sports seats with leather and alcantara upholstery combined specific to this line.
Not to mention the red stitching on the steering wheel and seats. In addition, there are other exclusive details such as the alloy sports pedals with non-slip rubber protectors for greater control, or the leather-coated N gear lever and chrome details. Following the success of the N line with the i30 last year, Hyundai wants to continue to grow in this new line.
Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing and products for Hyundai Motor Europe, notes that "with the Tucson N-Line, Hyundai now offers a sporty line to customers who also want the versatility and comfort of an SUV.
"The Tucson is our best-selling model in Europe, so we are delighted to introduce the N-Line version to our customers in this segment.”.
Prices for the new Hyundai Tucson N-Line range from 34,765 euros for the 1.6 T-GDI 177 bhp to 44,965 euros for the 2.0 CRDi 48 V 185 bhp automatic.
The Hyundai Tucson N-Line is a unique combination of a family SUV and N-inspired sportiness, featuring both exterior and interior elements inspired by this line, Hyundai's high-performance range.
Its dynamic design features are complemented by suspension adjustments to allow customers to experience more extreme driving sensations.
The Tucson N-Line's rear suspension offers five percent more rigidity and eight percent more at the front, while software changes in the steering give a more direct linear feel to the steering wheel.
The new design of the bumpers and grille with darkened chrome highlights at a glance. In addition, the dark 19" alloy wheels and the glossy black rear-view mirrors and rear spoiler highlight its sporty character.
Dark bezel headlights, new LED daytime running light design and dark window waistlines combined with body-coloured door handles also create a more dynamic look for the Tucson N-Line.
The interior features sports seats with N-line specific leather and alcantara upholstery, as well as red stitching on the steering wheel and seats.
The sports pedals in alloy and the leather-trimmed N-shift lever are also part of the exclusive details of the N line.
The Hyundai Tucson N-Line is designed, tested and manufactured in Europe, and is now available across the continent in nine different body colours to suit the buyer's tastes.
Available in three engines and 2WD and 4WD, the Tucson's new N line offers consumers a family vehicle capable of adapting to their daily needs.
Offering these versions with 48 V hybrid engines is part of the manufacturer's global efforts to improve fuel efficiency, and provide sustainable and environmentally friendly driving.
The technology comprises a 0.44 kW/h 48-volt lithium-ion polymer battery, a light hybrid starter generator, an LDC converter and an inverter. With this 48 V technology, Hyundai reduces the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new Tucson by up to 11 percent.
With a power output of 136 kW/185 bhp, the 2.0-litre 48 V CRDi hybrid engine is the most powerful in the new Tucson line. It also offers a 100 kW/136 hp 48 V 1.6 CRDi hybrid engine and 130 kW/177 hp 1.6 T-GDI petrol. In any case, all engines comply with the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards.