The new Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, with an electric range of over 31 miles, will be available in Europe starting in spring 2021.
The 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream petrol engine is paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor with maximum torque of 304 Nm and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. Combined, the petrol engine and electric motor deliver 265 PS maximum power and 350 Nm maximum torque. There’s a six-speed automatic transmission (6AT) and standard four-wheel drive.
The all-new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is also equipped with an Active Air Flap that adjusts air intake depending on the engine coolant temperature, vehicle speed, and more. The purpose of this function is to minimise air resistance and maximise fuel efficiency.
Equipped with a 7.2 kW on-board charger, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid can be charged at an EV charging station or using a home wall box.
Four-wheel drive comes standard on the all-new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid. It is equipped with Hyundai HTRAC four-wheel drive technology and a Terrain Mode selector for safe driving on challenging terrain. HTRAC can variably distribute driving power to the front and rear wheels depending on traction conditions and the driving state, while the Terrain Mode selector will optimise power, torque and braking depending on the road conditions selected by the driver.
Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) using adaptive damping technology is optional. Drivers can also adjust the ECS and steering characteristics by choosing Eco or Sport Mode.
The all-new Tucson offers more electrified powertrain options than any rival in the compact SUV segment: as well as the plug-in hybrid option being available from next spring, hybrid and mild hybrid propulsion is available from launch.
The all-new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid will be available in Europe starting in spring 2021.