Hyundai has announced the addition of N Line and Plug-in Hybrid models to its 2022 Tucson line-up.
Tucson N Line and Plug-in Hybrid models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and be available spring and summer, respectively.
As part of Hyundai’s growing N brand, Hyundai developed an N Line version of the Tucson. The Tucson N Line combines dynamic design elements with motorsport-inspired details.
Here are some of the features of the Tucson N Line :
- N Line front and rear bumper fascia
- N Line grille
- Black headlamp bezels
Fender N line badging
- Unique 19-inch black alloy wheel design
- Black side mirrors and window surrounds
- Dual-tipped exhaust
- N Line rear spoiler
- N Line logos: steering wheel, shifter and seats
- Leather and fabric seating surfaces
- Red accents on seats and door trim
- Black headliner
- Metal pedals and door sill plates
- Bose® premium audio system
N Line Colour
N Line is available in Ash Black, White Pearl, Titan Gray, and Red Crimson (N Line exclusive colour). N Line interior details include N-branded black leather sport seats with cloth inserts and red stitching on the door trim and armrest. N logos accent the shifter console surround, metal pedals, footrest and doorsills.
Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain
Tucson’s new Plug-in Hybrid model features an estimated 261 horsepower, 1.6-litre turbocharged, direct-injected hybrid powertrain coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Plug-in Hybrid battery is larger than the hybrid battery, with 13.8 kWh of power, yielding an estimated all-electric range (AER) of 32 miles and an estimated fuel economy of 70 MPGe.
Plug-in Hybrid Level-II charging capability is well under two hours to recharge the system using a 7.2kW on-board charger.
The Plug-in Hybrid powerplant delivers power through a PHEV-tuned six-speed automatic transmission for smoothness and efficiency, with an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 30 mpg with an all-wheel drive.
The Plug-in Hybrid even offers a tow rating of 2,000 lbs. (about 907kgs.)
Shared Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid Technologies
Both these new powertrains use cutting-edge engine technology in the form of Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD). This innovative new valve duration technology continually optimizes valve opening duration for optimal power, efficiency and emissions with minimized compromise in key measures of engine performance. Both hybrid powertrains also utilize a unique Transmission-Mounted Electric Device (TMED), which helps manage the increased performance required of hybrid SUV applications.
HTRAC AWD in a Plug-in Hybrid SUV
Along with the new 2022 Santa Fe Hybrids, Tucson Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models will also offer HTRAC® AWD.
Hyundai’s latest HTRAC all-wheel-drive systems for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid have been tuned at off-road proving grounds around the world to maximize forward traction capability over a wide variety of surfaces.
e-Handling Driving Dynamics
The driving performance goal for Tucson was to create a more pure sense of connection between the vehicle and the driver.
Tucson plug-in hybrid and hybrid models feature Hyundai’s e-handling technology, which precisely applies electric motor torque control according to dynamic inputs and road conditions to improve cornering performance for a new level of fun-to-drive dynamics.
As a Tucson hybrid model turns-in to a corner, the electric motor system applies precise incremental braking force to the front wheels, increasing their tire contact patch on the road surface for enhanced traction and steering response while initiating turn-in.
Then, as the vehicle moves to exit the corner, the electric motor applies precise torque to the rear axle, increasing the rear tire contact patches for enhanced traction and control accelerating out of the corner.
Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance and America’s Best Warranty
Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance is the latest addition to the Hyundai Assurance program, which promises to create a better experience for shoppers and owners of Hyundai vehicles.
Hyundai Assurance is made up of Owner Assurance, now including complimentary maintenance, and Shopper Assurance. Details on these promises include:
- A 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and 7-year anti-perforation warranty
- Complimentary Maintenance: 3 years/36,000 miles of normal oil changes and tire rotations