Hyundai revealed its all-new Tucson family SUV earlier this year and now the Korean carmaker has teased a sporty Tucson N Line. Check it out!
The new Tucson is a striking product, featuring Hyundai’s bold, ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design identity which also features on the new Elantra sedan. Hyundai, however, is ramping up the boldness of the Tucson by tasking its growing and flourishing N Division to create a sportier N Line version of the popular family car.
Hyundai’s N Division has been working hard to bring a range of stylistically sporty N Line and fully-fledged high-performance N models to market. In South Africa, the i30 N is currently the only full-blown N model in South Africa and it’s a finalist in the Hot Hatch category of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by Wesbank.
Now, Hyundai has teased its forthcoming Tucson N Line and the teaser images you see give us some idea of what to expect. Visually, the Tucson N Line is more aggressive with a revised lower front grille and enhanced lighting design while the rear end gains a revised rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and revised tailpipe outlets. It’s also likely to ride on decisively sporty and unique wheels when it comes to market. While we have yet to catch sight of the Tucson N Line’s interior, it will likely feature sportier trim throughout.
As for what will power the Tucson N Line, nothing has been confirmed just yet but rumours suggest that a 216 kW 2.5-litre turbopetrol could become a reality but a 1.6-litre turbopetrol hybrid powertrain is also plausible in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It’s been previously reported that a 254 kW Tucson N is also a possibility.
We will keep you updated as soon as Hyundai reveals further details…