Hyundai has introduced the Plug-In Hybrid version of the 2021 all-new Hyundai Tucson slated for launch. Tucson being Hyundai’s best selling model in the global market, has swept the EV industry with its fourth generation EUV with its mode of propulsion and maximise fuel economy. This all-new version of 2022 Tucson is completely redesigned and, with this new generation, Hyundai will cover all bases.
The new look is featured with sharp lines and angles, larger engine, more standard technology, all of which form part of Hyundai’s latest ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, which will be making its way onto models in due course and thus strengthening the company’s commitment towards electro mobility.
“The plug-in hybrid powertrain represents a new milestone in the Tucson range,” said Jürgen Keller, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor Germany. With a choice of gasoline and diesel with 48-volt hybrid technology, as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid, the new Hyundai Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its segment.
The Hyundia Tucson plug-in hybrid variant has more advanced electrification, with a higher output motor and a higher capacity battery. The PHEV powertrain is featured with a 66.9 kW electric motor alongside Hyundai’s turbocharged 1.6 litre, 4 cylinder engine for a grand total of 261 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. It can cover up to 51 kilometres on electric power. Other features include 7.2 kW onboard fast charging, which charges up the battery in two hours. Charging can be controlled remotely on compatible smart-chargers using Hyundai’s Blue Link phone app. The vehicle will benefit from Hyundai’s HTRAC (Hard Target Research and Analysis Center) four wheel drive technology and a Terrain Mode selector, and a 6- speed automatic transmission. For further additions we can equip it with an Electrically Controlled Suspension (ECS) with adaptive damping technology.
The power is transmitted to the wheels not by a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), which is an usual feature among other hybrids, but by a 6-speed automatic Gen-2 hybrid dedicated gearbox. With the turbocharger as well as a 6-speed conventional transmission, the manufacturing company was able to position the Hybrid variant as a more premium engine choice – a powertrain actually very good at being normal. Hyundai claims the plug-in Tucson produces just 31g/km of CO2 and can return up to 201.8 mpg.
The Tucson Plug-In Hybrid is expected to deliver a fuel economy of around 70 MPGe and will be available with AWD (All Wheel Drive) as standard. Hyundai has stated that the PHEV will be fun to drive as well. The vehicle gets e-handling technology, which vectors torque using the electric motors in order to improve cornering.
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Interior of Hyundai Tucson
The car’s interior is more luxurious than before, with soft-touch trim and a clean, modern look. A number of options are available for the leather and textile upholstery, while ergonomic armrests and ambient interior lighting also add to the high-end feel. Inside, users can expect a digital 10.25-inch cockpit and an equally large touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system. The second screen sits behind the car’s steering wheel.
In addition, there are several assistance systems, including a parking assistant that can park and unpark by remote control, an emergency brake function for the rear parking aid and a highway assistant that keeps the vehicle in its lane and adjusts speed. Seven airbags are fitted, including a central front airbag that stops front-seat passengers colliding with each other in an accident. Rain sensing wipers, Surround – View monitors, an advanced navigation based adaptive cruise control, limited hands-free driving, heated steering wheel, leather seats that can be heated as well as cooled are other exceptional features in the PHEV. Mobile phones can be connected simultaneously so the connected car experience can be shared by playlists from either phone, or to use one for navigation and the other for audio.
Practically speaking, there’s plenty of boot space and rear-seat legroom, and the flat floor delivers a proper usable middle seat for adults. It is also extravagantly spacious for school runs. The car’s batteries don’t seem to have caused too much of a problem in the boot space department, with 558 litres quoted, or 1,737 litres with the seats folded down. The all-new Tucson Plug-In Hybrid variant is also equipped with Active Air Flap technology that enables the SUV to adjust the air intake according to the cooling needs optimizing the thermodynamic efficiency and aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle, improving range when the car is driven on fully electric mode as well as minimising the air resistance reducing fuel consumption.
Price of Hyundai Tucson PHEV
The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is only available as $38,799 Luxury Hybrid, and $41,499 Ultimate Hybrid trims. The 2022 Tucson goes on sale in the first half of 2021.