With the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, Hyundai’s best-selling SUV now offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its class. Already seen in All New TUCSON, the 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream engine is paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. Combined, the petrol engine and electric motor deliver 265 PS maximum power and 350 Nm maximum torque, with an electric only range of up to 50km.
In addition to styling and equipment shared with the rest of the range, this new Plug-in Hybrid brings a number of technical changes for this powertrain, including active aerodynamics with an Active Air Flap that adjusts air intake depending on the engine coolant temperature, vehicle speed, and more, in order to minimise air resistance and maximise fuel efficiency. 4WD comes standard throughout the range with Hyundai HTRAC four-wheel drive technology and a Terrain Mode selector for safe driving on challenging terrain. HTRAC can variably distribute driving power to the front and rear wheels depending on traction conditions and the driving state, while the Terrain Mode selector will optimise power, torque and braking depending on the road conditions.
Two trims are available, Premium and Ultimate, which aligns with the trims available on the Hybrid variants. The Tucson Premium specification highlights include 18” alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, 10.25″ touchscreen satellite navigation with Bluelink® connected car services and a 10.25″ driver’s supervision instrument cluster. Ultimate adds 19” wheels, leather seat facings, panoramic glass sunroof and smart electric tailgate. The optional Tech Pack is available on Ultimate models and includes electronically controlled suspension, remote smart park assist, blind spot view monitor, around view monitor and parking collision avoidance assist
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK said “All New Tucson has received a tremendous reception from both customers and industry alike and it has quickly become a focus for the brand with its combination of styling, chassis dynamics and electrified hybrid powertrains. The launch of TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid will further grow its popularity, particularly within the key fleet markets with its combination of high standard specifications, zero emissions capability and low BIK. TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid is an important player for Hyundai in our environmental commitments and the on-going drive to lower the emissions of our vehicles.”
All New TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, 8 year 100,000 mile High Voltage Battery Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.
For more information visit www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/tucson