The new Hyundai Tucson will be available in a plug-in hybrid version in the spring of 2021. The SUV will feature 265 hp, four-wheel drive and more than 50 km of range in all-electric mode.
Unveiled in September 2020, the new Hyundai Tucson has been available on the French market for several weeks in gasoline (1.6 T-GDi 150 Hybrid 48V) and diesel (1.6 CRDi 136 Hybrid 48V) micro-hybrid versions, as well as a single hybrid (1.6 T-GDi Hybrid 230 hp). Soon, the fourth-generation SUV will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid.
Indeed, Hyundai has just announced the arrival of a PHEV variant for spring 2021. The South Korean manufacturer took the opportunity to unveil its first features.
265 hp and four-wheel drive
Thus, we learn that the electrified and connected Tucson will combine a 1.6-liter T-GDi gasoline engine with a 90-hp electric block. The combination will develop a power output of 265 hp and 350 Nm of torque, which will be sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
More than 50 km of electric range
The SUV will also be equipped with a lithium-ion polymer battery with a capacity of 13.8 kWh that will allow an all-electric range of more than 50 km. Recharging can be done at a public station or using a wall box at home thanks to an on-board 7.2 kW charger.
Located under the floor, this battery will not prevent a generous trunk volume even if it will be slightly smaller than the other versions of the Tucson. It will in fact be between 558 and 1,737 liters, compared to 577 to 1,756 liters under normal conditions.
What are the prices for the Tucson PHEV?
French prices for the Tucson PHEV have not yet been released. Currently, the SUV is priced from €29,900 for gasoline, €37,800 for diesel and €34,100 for hybrid.
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