Hyundai has announced the prices and specs for its new Tucson N-Line, as well as introducing a new mild-hybrid diesel option to the range.
While its sporty credentials are mainly visual changes, models equipped with the 1.6-litre petrol engine come with dynamic differences over the standard car. These include revisions to the power steering to give it a more direct, linear feel, as well as a revised suspension setup.
But for most buyers, it will be the sporty styling that sells, with exterior design elements taken from the i30 N. Over the standard Tucson crossover – one of the best-selling models in the UK – the N-Line benefits from revised bumpers, a darker mesh grille, 19-inch alloy wheels and gloss black styling accents throughout.
Other differences include black-bezel headlights, unique LED daytime running lights and dark window surrounds.
The interior also comes with N-branded leather-suede sports seats with red accents, as well as a sports steering wheel and alloy pedals.
The N-Line sits above SE Nav in the Tucson range, but below Premium. Other standard features include an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with autonomous emergency braking and lane-keep assist. You also get Hyundai’s trademark five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Prices start from £25,995 for the Tucson N-Line with the 1.6-litre petrol engine, and rise to £29,050 for the 1.6-litre diesel engine. Both engines come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission also offered.
Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai Motor UK said “The Tucson N Line is the first model outside of the i30 family to receive some of the N magic and gives our customers the desirable package of hot hatch style, sportier handling and SUV practicality.
“The N Line trim has been well received by customers since its introduction last year on i30 and combining this with the always popular Tucson range gives us the confidence that this won’t be a model that customers take long to decide upon”See available Tucson deals
The Tucson range has also been updated with mild-hybrid fuel-saving technology now coming as standard with the 1.6-litre diesel, which is offered with 113bhp or 134bhp outputs. It features a 48-volt lithium-ion battery that charges when the car is decelerating or braking, and can then provide extra torque under heavy acceleration. As well as being offered on the N-Line, this new engine is available across the rest of the Tucson range.