2022 Hyundai Tucson Adds N Line and Plug-in Hybrid Versions

2022 Hyundai Tucson Adds N Line and Plug-in Hybrid Versions

The ‘warm’ N Line variant and the Tucson PHEV will be built in Ulsan, South Korea, and go on sale this spring and summer, respectively.

N Line

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson N-Line has more aggressive look inside and out. It offers SEL and Convenience packages.

The N-Line specific features of exterior include certain bumpers, a grille, a rear spoiler, black headlamp bezels, black side mirrors and window surrounds; badging, unique 19-inch black alloy wheels, twin-tipped exhausts.

The N Line interior stands out with logos, black leather sports seats, red accents, a black headliner, metal pedals and door sill plates, colors (Ash Black, White Pearl, Titan Gray, and Red Crimson), plus a Bose audio system.

Plug-in Hybrid

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid comes with a 1.6-liter 261-hp turbo engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a 13.8-kWh battery. The estimated all-electric range is 32 mi, fuel economy is 70 MPGe with AWD.

The vehicle offers Level Level-II charging capability, that is, under 2 hours of charging time with a 7.2kW on-board charger. The towing capacity is 2,000 lbs.

To optimize valve opening for optimal power, Hyundai uses a new advanced Continuously Variable Valve Duration technology for the Tucson PHEV, as well as a unique Transmission-Mounted Electric Device that helps control the increased performance.

Other highlights are Hyundai’s latest HTRAC all-wheel-drive system and e-handling technology. The latter precisely applies electric motor torque control according to dynamic inputs and road conditions.

Hyundai began production and opened reservations for the 2022 Tucson. This means the first vehicles will be soon arriving at dealerships. The base U.S price is $26,135, the hybrid starts at $30,235, the N-Line – at $31,785. The PHEV’s price will follow. Prices include a destination charge.

Source: Hyundai Motor America

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