Just like how Honda has Mugen, Toyota has its Gazoo Racing range, and Volkswagen has its R and R-Line models, Hyundai has the ‘N’ brand for its performance oriented models, and looks like the Korean carmaker is all set to take the sub-brand to a whole new level with cars like the one we’re looking at now – the 2022 Tucson N Line.
Throughout the year 2022, a total of seven new N and N Line Hyundai models are slated to be unveiled, but looks like we won’t have to wait that long to get a glimpse at these exciting models as the brand has already released a few teaser images for the upcoming Tucson N Line yesterday.
From what we can see, the Tucson N Line will offer aggressive and distinctive exterior design features and differentiating interior details versus the regular Tucson which already looks darn good.
In an effort to further distinguish the Tucson N-Line from the regular Tucson, Hyundai says that it will introduce unique equipment and colour selections for the SUV that is expected to be available in selected markets worldwide as soon as mid-2021.
Hyundai today revealed teaser images of its exciting Tucson N Line model, an important addition to its all-new 2022 Tucson SUV line-up.
The Tucson N Line is a key model in Hyundai’s plans to expand its N brand portfolio to seven models in various segments through the 2022 calendar year.
Hyundai’s plan includes three image-leading purist N models such as Veloster N and Elantra N, as well as N Line models, including Sonata N Line, Elantra N Line and Tucson N Line.
The N brand strategy offers a steady cadence of sensational new N performance models to satisfy enthusiasts of all kinds.
Hyundai in South Africa was selling this special ‘Hyundai Sport’ version which appeared two years ago, before the general facelift. This was limited edition and dues to its success the Hyundai brand division has decided to continue to offer it across the rest of Africa and maybe even some Asian markets.
The car was chosen with the same exterior package that it had before and before the facelift: redesigned bumpers, new thresholds and two double ends of the sports exhaust (PL TGCRDI Quad Sports Exhaust). 19-inch black jets are also part of the transfer, and the roof railings are no longer silver but black.
The Sport version is based on the top level Elite equipment, which includes, among other things, LED headlights, upholstered leather seats and the front ones are electrically adjustable, multimedia system with touchscreen, rear camcorder, panoramic sunroof, angle monitoring system death, automatic climate control and cruise control.
Under the hood there is a 2.0-liter and four-cylinder CRDi diesel engine, which was chosen with a Stage 1 Performance Enhancement that increased its power from 178 to 204 horses, and the torque from 400 to 460 Nm.
The gearbox to which the aggregate is coupled is an eight-speed automatic. Working only in combination with front-wheel drive can make 0-100km/h in 9.3 seconds, while the maximum speed stops at 201km/h.
The second engine on offer is a 1.6-liter TGDI, same as four-cylinder and optimized by a performance kit, to produce 204hp but a maximum torque of 300Nm. The gearbox in this case is a seven-speed robotized and double-clutch, which in combination with a front-wheel drive can accelerate the car from place to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds and up to the same maximum speed.