Hyundai widens new Tucson line-up
IT feels like Hyundai has only just lifted the covers off its striking new Tucson SUV, but it's already widening the model's line-up by showing us what the sporty N Line looks like.
The latest Tucson is a distinctive and bold piece of design, with its so-called 'parametric jewels' hidden lighting feature the most striking aspect.
On the N Line, the lights that frame the grille have been given different edges, while the front bumper is more rectangular and with taller air intakes.
There are also body-coloured side mouldings, a longer rear spoiler, twin-tip exhausts and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the interior design has apparently been inspired by waterfalls... I'm not sure about that, but in any case, the N Line gets a lot of red stitching, black suede and leather sports seats and a sporty steering wheel.
The outgoing Tucson has been a huge sales success for Hyundai, appearing at the top of the sales charts north and south since 2015, and the company is confident the new model will continue in that vein.
Central to that is the choice offered in the range. The N Line, for examples, will be offered with a wide range of engines including a 1.6-litre petrol unit with 148bhp in normal or mild-hybrid guise, a 178bhp mild-hybrid, a 227bhp hybrid and a 261bhp plug-in hybrid.
The regular Tucson can be ordered now, with SE Connect trim kicking off the range at £28,845. The N Line will be available from the spring, says Hyundai.