Hyundai has revealed the new, sporty N Line trim for its recently-launched Tucson SUV.
The new Tucson N Line combines the styling and features of the standard model with a new trim that offers distinctive exterior and interior features over the rest of the line-up.
The N Line Tucson features sharp lines, angles, and shapes that are shared across the model range, as well as the signature “parametric jewel” pattern grille – which is taller and wider than standard.
In addition to this, a low and wide stance further improves its sporty look.
From the sides, the N Line is characterized by a body-coloured side moulding which serves to make the SUV look more dynamic, as well as to provide it with a slimmer look.
Phantom-black side mirrors and a gloss black daylight opening situated in front of the C-pillar then further accentuate the angular design.
At the rear, the N Line now receives a longer rear spoiler dressed in fins, a lightbar that stretches across the entire vehicle, and a diffuser with twin-tip muffler exhausts.
To finish off the exterior, Hyundai added stronger 19-inch alloy wheels which are supplemented by body-coloured wheel arches.
When ordering you Tucson N Line, you will have the option of choosing between seven exterior colours, and those seeking more personalisation can opt for a two-tone roof in phantom black with five more colour trims available.
The N Line pack covers the interior as well, and offers an exclusive colour pack.
The seats are covered in black suede and leather, and detailed with red stitching.
N-logos are littered across the interior, and an additional N trim steering wheel along with N styling on the leather gearshift knob – or console cover in the automatic variant – are fitted.
As the N Line doesn’t only offer cosmetic upgrades, there is an optional Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) which can be fitted.
This component automatically and continuously controls the vehicle’s suspension in order to improve driving comfort and performance as much as possible.
A new 10.25-inch instrument cluster can now be found behind the redesigned multifunction steering wheel, and another 10.25-inch AVN touchscreen is placed on the dash.
Multi-air mode technology serves to give the Tucson three-zone climate control, and ventilated and heated front seats add extra comfort for the driver and front passenger.
Furthermore, the new Tucson N Line boasts a best-in-class driver-assistance and active safety package – according to Hyundai – which includes blind-spot view monitoring, highway driving assist, and remote smart parking assist.
Tucson N Line engines
The new Tucson and Tucson N Line are both available with an array of powertrains which can be selected with different levels of electrification.
The N Line trim will be available with all variants of the new Tucson, except for the lower-powered diesel model.
The engine line-up is as follows:
- 1.6 CRDi 48V – 100kW
- 1.6 T-GDI – 110kW
- 1.6 T-GDI 48V Mild Hybrid – 110kW or 132kW
- 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid – 169kW
- 1.6 T-GDI Plug-in Hybrid – 195kW
The Tucson N Line will go on sale in Europe in the second quarter of 2021, with no South African release date confirmed as yet.