The addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain means the all-new Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its class.
The all-new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid will be available in Europe starting in spring 2021.
The plug-in hybrid system in the all-new Tucson allows for maximum fuel efficiency combined with great driving fun. As with all hybrid vehicles, when driving at low speeds, the all-new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is powered by the electric motor alone, which results in quiet driving and no fuel consumption.
Drivers can also switch to fully electric driving on demand by pushing the respective button, benefitting from an all-electric driving range of over 50km (internal WLTP estimate*).
Equipped with a 7.2 kW onboard charger, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid can be charged at an EV charging station or using a home wall box.
Thanks to the clever placement of the high voltage battery on the underbody, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid offers generous space and legroom inside. Rear passengers can enjoy 955mm of legroom. Meanwhile, boot space has even been increased compared to the previous Tucson, offering 558 litres (+9%) overall for luggage with the seats up and up to 1,737 litres (+15%) with the seats folded.
For a true SUV feeling, four-wheel drive (4WD) 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.
The optional Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) uses adaptive damping technology to provide versatile driving characteristics, depending on the situation and driver preference. The ECS automatically and continuously controls the vehicle’s dampers to maximise driving comfort and performance. Drivers can also adjust the ECS and steering characteristics by choosing Eco or Sport Mode.
These features contribute to even more driving fun of this powerful SUV.
As with the other powertrain variations, the plug-in hybrid version of the all-new Tucson stands out for its progressive design, integrating sharp lines, angles and shapes, as well as the signature Parametric Hidden Lights. A host of human-oriented technology features enables an intuitive user experience, including a 10.25-inch digital cluster without a housing and a 10.25-inch AVN display with Hyundai Bluelink® connected car services. Bluelink® users can also check the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid’s battery charge level and manage to change settings via the app.
In addition, the all-new Tucson’s best-in-class driver-assistance systems and active safety features make it one of the safest vehicles on the market. Among others, Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) allows the car to park itself, taking the pressure off the driver in tricky parking situations. Highway Driving Assist (HDA) keeps the car in the centre of its lane while adapting the speed based on navigation data and traffic around, for example for upcoming curves on highways. The Parking Collision-avoidance Assist, available exclusively on the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, helps prevent collisions with obstacles in the rear while reversing at low speeds. The system emits audible and visual warnings and applies the brakes when necessary. A variety of other safety features contribute to improving visibility, protecting both front and back-seat occupants, and preventing collisions.
The all-new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid will be available in Europe starting in spring 2021 - Get in touch with any enquiries.