Hyundai Tucson gains N Line trim and new mild hybrid diesel
Hyundai’s Tucson has gained a new performance-inspired N Line trim following in the footsteps of the recently launched i30 model.
Bringing elements from Hyundai’s N range of high-performance models – and sparking the possibility of a Tucson N model – the new trim features a range of exterior and interior additions as well as chassis enhancements and sharper power steering.
Priced from £25,995 and on sale from 30 May, the N Line trim is offered with either the 177hp 1.6 T-GDi petrol or the new 136hp 1.6 CRDi 48-volt mild hybrid diesel – which joins the range in place of the former 1.6-litre diesel. Both are offered in two-wheel drive form and with a six-speed manual or optional seven-speed DCT. Emissions start from 113g/km for the N Line 1.6 CRDi 48-volt mild hybrid diesel in manual form (115g/km for the DCT) and rise to 168g/km for the N Line 1.6 T-GDi manual (151g/km for the DCT).
Exterior N Line elements include bespoke front and rear bumpers, dark mesh-pattern grille with a dark chrome surround plus 19-inch alloy wheels, door mirror housings and rear spoiler. The Tucson N Line also gets black-bezel headlamps, bespoke LED daytime running lights and darkened window frames in combination with body-coloured door handles.
Interior features include N-branded leather-suede sport seats with red accent stitching, also used for the ‘N’-branded leather steering wheel. Alloy pedals and a leather-wrapped, red-accented N gear shift lever also feature.
Equipment includes heated and height-adjustable front seats, with an electrically adjustable driver’s lumbar support, keyless entry with start/stop button, black cloth headlining, climate control, automatic dimming rear view mirror, front and rear parking sensors, electric parking brake and privacy glass.
The new 1.6 CRDi 48-volt mild hybrid diesel is also being offered on SE Nav and Premium trim versions of the Tucson, again in 2WD form and with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DCT. It’s priced from £26,185 and brings emissions starting from 113g/km.