Sharp new Hyundai Tucson to get even edgier N Line variant
Hyundai has shown renders of the new-gen Tucson, in a hotter N Line variant, with even more aggressive styling elements, joining a quickly-swelling list of N Line models. While details on its powertrain haven't been revealed yet, a more powerful iteration of the Tucson is expected at some point, perhaps even a full-hardcore Tucson N model. This apart from the 2.5-litre petrol and 1.6-litre turbo-petrol and diesel engines (with mild-hybrid assistance) already available in the new Tucson. A 2.5-litre turbo-petrol, shared with the upcoming Sonata N Line, with nearly 300PS could be offered.
As for the Tucson N Line, wearing more technical looking wheels with polished faces, it also gets more aggressive bumpers front and rear, with sharper leading edges especially across the bottom half. The intake area below the main grille follows a sportier looking crate-like design, in gloss black, while there are interesting looking indents below the fog lamp cutouts. Similarly, the rear bumper sees a switch to a straked faux diffuser, and oval twin-pipe exits instead of the customary trapezoid pipe finishers.
Hyundai's N range across global markets already includes the full-fat i30 N, i30 Fastback N and Veloster N, which are powered by 2-litre turbo-petrol engines with up to 275PS, with full N-engineered chassis, suspension and brake packages. Meanwhile the N line extends to the i10, i20, i30, Sonata, Elantra, Kona and Tucson, with a couple more models in the pipeline, likely including a Venue N Line. Most N Line models carry cosmetic upgrades, both in styling and cabin, with tweaks to the steering/suspension setup to solidify the sportier character, with the recently announced Sonata N Line being a notable exception.
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