Stessi cavalli ma look e meccanica rivisti

Dopo la i30 in versione 5 porte e Fastback ora anche la Hyundai Tucson viene presentata nell’inedita versione N Line, con un look leggermente più aggressivo, alcuni aggiornamenti di stile in abitacolo e la stessa gamma motori delle versioni attualmente a listino. Niente 2.0 da 250 o addirittura 275 CV della i30 N, ma non significa che il SUV coreano non sappia soddisfare chi cerca quella sportività in più.

Sotto l’estetica c’è di più

La Tucson N Line infatti non è nuova solo nell’aspetto di carrozzeria e abitacolo, ma aggiunge novità meccaniche. Andiamo però con ordine. Nella sua nuova veste il SUV coreano poggia su nuovi (e grossi) cerchi in lega da 19” pollici con tinta scura, la stessa utilizzata per gusci degli specchietti retrovisori e lo spoiler posteriore. Nuovi sono anche il disegno della griglia frontale, dei paraurti e delle luci diurne a LED. All’interno ci sono la nuova pedaliera in acciaio, sedili sportivi, cuciture rosse qua e là e il logo N su sedili e leva del cambio

2019 Hyundai Tucson N Line

A livello meccanico la Tucson N Line si modifica nell’assetto e nello sterzo, che sottolineano la vocazione più sportiva dell’auto. Le molle ad esempio sono più rigide dell'8% all’anteriore e del 5% al posteriore mentre, grazie a regolazioni software, lo sterzo è più diretto.

Sportivo e ibrido

La Tucson N Line entrerà a nel listino Hyundai con motorizzazioni benzina e diesel. Questi ultimi, sia il 1.6 da 136 CV sia il 2.0 da 185 CV, sfruttano la tecnologia Mild Hybrid, con un piccolo motore elettrico alimentato da una batterie agli ioni di litio da 48 V per ridurre consumi ed emissioni. sia a trazione anteriore che a quattro ruote motrici. Se si preferisce viaggiare a benzina c’è 1.6 turbo da 177 CV. Doppia anche la scelta per trazione (anteriore o integrale) e trasmissione: manuale 6 marce o automatico doppia frizione a 7 rapporti.

2019 Hyundai Tucson N Line

Dopo la N Line potrebbe arrivare anche una versione N ancora più potente, con motore turbo benzina portato a 340 CV. Se vi fa gola vi toccherà però armarvi di molta pazienza, nei piani di Hyundai infatti il SUV sportivo arriverà non prima di 2 anni.

 

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SPORTIER AND MORE EFFICIENT: NEW HYUNDAI TUCSON BECOMES FIRST SUV WITH N LINE TREATMENT

Sportier and more efficient: New Hyundai Tucson becomes first SUV with N Line treatment – and debuts second 48-Volt mild hybrid powertrain in Tucson portfolio

  • The New Tucson is Hyundai‘s first SUV with the sporty N Line trim available with three powertrains ranging from 136 PS to 185 PS*
  • More than a new look: N Line exterior and interior design features complemented by suspension and steering updates
  • Efficient and responsive 48V mild hybrid technology is now also offered with 1.6-litre CRDi engine, joining Tucson 2.0-litre CRDi 48V mild hybrid 

High Wycombe, March 21, 2019 — With the New Tucson N Line, Hyundai Motor offers European customers a growing range of attractive N Line choices – and its first SUV with the sporty N Line look and feel. The new model combines the iconic strength, safety and comfort of Tucson with the dynamic styling and attitude of N Line. 

After successfully launching N Line in 2018 with i30, Hyundai is expanding its dynamic trim level: “With the New Tucson N Line, Hyundai now provides the sporty feeling to customers who also want the versatility and comfort of an SUV,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “Tucson is our best-selling model in Europe and it is positioned right at the heart of our brand, so we are excited to introduce the N Line character to our customers in this segment.” 

Available in three powertrain variants* and in both 2WD and 4WD*, the New Tucson N Line provides consumers with a family-friendly vehicle that suits their daily driving needs.

In addition to the 2.0-litre CRDi 48V* diesel engine introduced in the New Tucson in 2018, Hyundai has now combined its efficient and responsive 48V mild hybrid technology with the 100 kW/136-PS 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, offering reduced fuel consumption up to 11% (NEDC 2.0).

The mild hybrid powertrain contributes to Hyundai’s global efforts to improve fuel efficiency. The technology comprises a 0.44 kW/h 48-Volt lithium-ion polymer battery, a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG), an LDC converter (Low Voltage DC/DC) and an inverter. With this 48V technology, Hyundai reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the New Tucson by up to 11 per cent.

Offering an output of 136 kW/185 PS, the 2.0-litre CRDi 48V mild hybrid engine* is the most powerful in the New Tucson’s powertrain line-up. Another well-balanced option is the 130 kW/177-PS 1.6l T-GDI petrol powertrain. All engines meet the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards.

More than a new look: N Line sporty feel with updated suspension and steering  

Tucson N Line is a unique combination of a family SUV and N-inspired sportiness. The new trim features exterior and interior elements inspired by N, Hyundai’s high-performance range. The dynamic design features are complemented on the turbocharged petrol model and the strongest diesel model by refined MDPS (motor driven power steering) and adjusted suspension settings so customers can experience a more sporting drive. Suspension springs on these top Tucson N Line trims offer 5% greater rigidity in the rear setup and 8% more in the front, while software changes in the steering give a slightly more direct, linear feel at the wheel. 

Redesigned bumpers and a dark mesh-pattern grille framed by dark chrome provide a strong first impression. Furthermore, dark 19” alloy wheels as well as side mirror housings and a rear spoiler in glossy black emphasize the car’s sporting attitude. Black-bezel headlamps, unique daytime running lights and LED design and darkened window frames in combination with body-coloured door handles also create a more dynamic look for the Tucson N Line. 

Inside the car, consumers can enjoy N-branded leather-suede sport seats and red accent stitching on the steering wheel and seats. Alloy pedals and the leather-wrapped, red-accented N gear shift lever are also part of the N Line enhancements. 

The New Tucson N Line is designed, tested and built in Europe and it is available across Europe in nine different body paint options. 

* UK Tucson N Line models are available with a choice of 1.6 CRDi 136PS 48v Mild Hybrid or 1.6 T-GDi 177PS engines, both offering manual or DCT transmission and 2WD.

2.0 CRDi 185PS 48v Mild Hybrid is available on Tucson Premium and Premium SE models. 

Fuel Consumption and Emission Data – NB UK Specification still TBC 

CO2 Emissions / Fuel Consumption in NEDC 2.0 – 1.6 CRDi 48v

Engine     1.6 CRDi 48V
Drive        2WD
Transmission     6MT 7DCT
CO2 emissions (g/km) combined                  110 – 117 114 - 118


CO2 Emissions / Fuel Consumption in NEDC 2.0 – 1.6 T-GDi

Engine     1.6 T-GDi
Drive             2WD
Transmission     6MT 7DCT
CO2 emissions (g/km) combined                  169 - 175 156 - 163


CO2 Emissions / Fuel Consumption in WLTP – 1.6 CRDi 48v

Engine 1.6 CRDi 48V
Drive 2WD
Transmission 6MT 7DCT
Fuel Consumption Low (l/ 100 km) 5.7 – 5.4 6.0 – 5.7
Fuel Consumption Mid (l/ 100 km) 5.1 – 5.7 5.0 – 5.5
Fuel Consumption High (l/ 100 km) 4.9 – 5.2 4.8 – 5.2
Fuel Consumption Ex-High (l/ 100 km) 6.2 – 7.0 6.2 – 6.9
Fuel Consumption Combined (l/ 100 km) 5.5 – 6.0 5.4 – 6.0


CO2 Emissions / Fuel Consumption in WLTP – 1.6 T-GDi

Engine 1.6 T-GDi
Drive 2WD
Transmission 6MT 7DCT
Fuel Consumption Low (l/ 100 km) 10.2 – 10.4 9.6 – 10
Fuel Consumption Mid (l/ 100 km) 7.7 – 7.9 7.1 – 7.7
Fuel Consumption High (l/ 100 km) 6.8 – 7.1 6.5 – 7.1
Fuel Consumption Ex-High (l/ 100 km) 8.1 – 8.5 8.0 – 8.8
Fuel Consumption Combined (l/ 100 km) 8 – 8.2 7.6 – 8.2