The all-new Hyundai Tucson crossover will feature PHEV, hybrid and 48-volt mild hybrid petrol and diesel powertrains when the striking new model hits UK showrooms late this year.
Described as a “design revolution” by the Korean brand, the new Tucson is also claimed to have best-in-class safety package and family-orientated convenience that “sets new standards”, while the new Parametric Hidden Lights give the car a look that’s different to anything in the sector.
The new model is 20mm longer, 15mm wider and 5mm taller than its predecessor, while boot space increases by between 33-107 litres, depending on powertrain. The non-hybrid petrol engine gets a 620-litre boot, with the diesel hybrid and 48-volt petrol and diesel models all getting different-sized luggage areas, the smallest being the 546 litres of the diesel 48-volt mild hybrid. The PHEV’s details are yet to be announced as that model follows in early 2021, along with the sporty N-Line trim level.
The dual cockpit display includes a pair of 10.3-inch screens, while the Bluelink app will allow drivers to locate, lock and unlock and check the fuel level of their vehicle, among other functions. The app will also guide drivers to their destination once they have left their car, as long as it is parked within two kilometres.
The Tucson comes on top of the company’s other SUV electrification, which includes electric and hybrid Kona models, the Nexo hydrogen fuel cell and the new Santa Fe, which will launch imminently with hybrid and PHEV models.
“Hyundai is the brand with the broadest line-up of electrified powertrains, ranging from mild hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric to fuel cell electric variants,” says Michael Cole, president and CEO at Hyundai Motor Europe. “This launch marks a further milestone for Hyundai, as we now offer electrified versions of our full SUV range. With its progressive design and state-of-the-art powertrain line-up, the all-new Tucson will remain one of the key products for Hyundai in Europe.”