Hyundai has revealed its new Tucson N Line, the model’s first efficiency SUV, which might result in a doable N model. Modifications to the Hyundai Tucson N Line embrace a stiffened chassis, revised bumpers, new black 19-inch alloy wheels and a sportier cabin.
Thomas Buerkle, Hyundai Europe’s design chief, and his workforce have created a beefier-looking Tucson with modifications like a brand new entrance bumper and new grille, tweaked headlights and twin exhaust pipes. The entrance bumper options distinctive ‘boomerang’ LED DRLs, whereas the headlamps are normal LED items with black bezels to stress its form. All of the chrome bits have been changed by blacked-out components. The window frames are completed in black as properly – as is typical on Audi, BMW and Mercedes sports activities fashions – and the grille will get a darkish chrome remedy, whereas the rear spoiler has a shiny black end.
Within the cabin of the Tucson N Line, the darkish theme continues with bucket-style seats trimmed in microfibre material, together with pink stitching on the steering, dashboard and equipment selector.
Hyundai has additionally made the entrance and rear suspension is eight p.c and 5 p.c stiffer, respectively and has modified the software program on the electrical energy steering to “give a barely extra direct, linear really feel on the wheel”.
Nonetheless, the brand new Tucson N Line no improve to the powertrains – the 137hp, 1.6-litre diesel outfitted with 48V delicate hybrid expertise, the 177hp, 1.6-litre turbo-petrol unit and the 185hp 2.Zero-litre diesel 48V mild-hybrid proceed from the usual Tucson SUV.
Hyundai has not said whether or not it intends on bringing the Tucson N-Line to India, the place the usual Tucson retails between Rs 18.74 lakh and Rs 26.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Nonetheless, it’s gearing as much as launch the all-new QXi compact SUV in India within the coming months.