HYUNDAI TUCSON N LINE
A new flagship Hyundai Tucson with even more attitude – fitted with All-Wheel Drive and sporty and distinctive N Line exterior design features and differentiating interior details – has been launched in South Africa.
Hyundai’s Tucson N Line is not merely a derivative with a new look – it combines the ultimate dynamic design, comfort and advanced features of the Tucson with the motorsport-inspired styling and attitude of Hyundai’s N Line. It is a unique combination of a family SUV and N-inspired sportiness.
The dynamic design features are complemented on the Tucson N Line by refined motor driven power steering (MDPS) and adjusted suspension settings so customers can experience a sportier 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.
The new Tucson N Line stands out for its progressive design, integrating sharp lines, angles and shapes, as well as the Tucson’s new signature parametric jewel patterns. the Tucson N Line is characterised by an energetic-looking side moulding in body colour which offers dynamic proportions and lines to provide a slimmer look. As with the new Tucson, a host of human-oriented technology features enable an intuitive user experience, including a new digital 10.25-inch open instrument cluster without a housing and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen.
The Tucson N Line’s advanced driver-assistance and active safety package makes it one of the safest vehicles on the market. It includes Smart Sense safety systems such as: Smart Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Departure warning system, Lane Keep and Lane Follow Assist, Fatigue detection/Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist.
Other safety features include ISOFIX child seat attachments in the rear seats; driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags; LED daytime running lights; 3-point inertia seatbelts for the driver and all passengers; and side-impact protection beams.
The Tucson N Line’s 2-litre turbocharged CRDi diesel engine is paired with a Hyundai-developed eight-speed automatic transmission and HTRAC All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. The turbocharged 1 998 cc-engine delivers up to 137 kW at 4 000 r/min., and 416 Nm maximum torque between 2 000 and 2 750 r/min.
All-new Tucson’s driver-selectable Normal, Eco, Sport and Smart drive modes apply specific HTRAC torque distribution settings, to provide confident control in all conditions. The system has a wide range of torque distribution variability, and is designed to be advantageous in various conditions, including straight-line acceleration, medium/high-speed cornering, and during hill-starts.
Additionally, the HTRAC AWD system brings a Terrain Mode to enable safer driving on challenging untarred or gravel roads. The driver can choose between three settings: Snow, Mud and Sand.
The suggested retail price of the new Tucson R2.0 N Line AWD is R799 900.
Included in the price are:
A 7-year/200 000 km warranty (consisting of a comprehensive 5-year/150 000 km manufacturer’s warranty, supplemented by an additional 2-year/50 000 km manufacturer’s powertrain warranty); A 6-year/90 000 km service plan (with 15 000 km or annual service intervals); and 7-year/150 000 km roadside assistance.