A sporty look to boot
Hyundai's N Line offers a more sporty feel with a look, suspension and steering to match. Following the i30 N Line sedan, the time has come for the Tucson SUV to take advantage of the sportiness and style of the ‘N’ range.
Having been revamped in 2018, Hyundai has now developed the Tucson for motorists who appreciate versatile vehicles offering the comfort of an SUV but with the more dynamic finish of the N Line. The bumpers of the Tucson N Line, for example, have been redesigned and a whole host of glossy black features incorporated throughout the bodywork, including the wheel rims, mirror caps, rear spoiler, headlight surrounds and window frames. The interiors also feature a number of sporty features, including leather and Alcantara sports seats and red stitched trim on the seats, steering wheel and gear knob.
On the engine side, meanwhile, the Tucson N Line is available with a diesel or petrol engine. The 136kW (185hp) 2.0 CRDi diesel engine is equipped with lightweight hybrid technology that reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, whilst the petrol version is the 130kW (177hp) 1.6 T-GDi engine, both meeting the new Euro 6d Temp. emissions standards. These two most powerful models in the Tucson range both feature stiffer suspension and slightly more direct steering, with the new finish also giving the Tucson a sporty look. The petrol engine we tested was fitted with the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission box, but it is worth noting the various engine/transmission combinations available.