2021 Hyundai Tucson detailed

With the redesigned Hyundai Tucson, the company has made the new N Line option package available across the entire range.

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The redesigned 2021 Hyundai Tucson will offer a new N Line option package across the simplified range.

Pricing has yet to be revealed for the new range, which arrives locally in the second quarter of this year.

Rather than exist as a standalone variant like on the Hyundai i30 and Kona, the N Line option package will be available on every Tucson variant.

The base Active has been renamed simply Tucson, with the Active X cut and the Elite and Highlander remaining.

The base model will offer only a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 115kW of power and 192Nm of torque, with the Elite and Highlander offering the option of 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (137kW/416Nm) and turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol (132kW/265Nm) four-cylinder engines.

Only the 2.0-litre petrol models have front-wheel drive, with the rest of the range using all-wheel drive.

The slow-selling manual transmission has been dropped, leaving three automatic transmissions: a six-speed torque-converter for the 2.0-litre petrol, an eight-speed for the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, and a seven-speed dual-clutch auto for the 1.6-litre turbo-petrol.

The Tucson will offer the latest in Hyundai’s driver-assist and active safety technology. This includes features not previously available in the Tucson, such as:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Parking collision avoidance assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Lane-following assist
  • Remote smart parking assist
  • Intelligent speed limit assist

Blind-spot monitoring has been upgraded to blind-spot assist, the driver attention warning adds a leading vehicle departure alert, and the autonomous emergency braking system adds a junction-turning feature.

The Tucson also adds a front-centre airbag.

The base Tucson will come standard with the following features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Autonomous emergency braking with junction assist
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Grey/black cloth upholstery
  • Full-size spare wheel
  • Remote folding second-row seats
  • Driver’s seat power lumbar

The Tucson Elite adds:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Front parking sensors
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Paddle shifters (excludes 2.0-litre petrol)
  • Rear seat radar occupant alert

The Tucson Highlander adds:

  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Parking collision avoidance assist
  • Remote smart parking assist (diesel only)
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Power tailgate
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power driver’s seat with memory
  • Power passenger seat
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror
  • Passenger walk-in device
  • Silver-painted skid plate
  • Choice of black, brown or light grey interior colourways

The N Line package adds:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Sports seats
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • Leather and suede upholstery
  • N Line steering wheel
  • Black interior colourway with black headliner
  • Metal pedals

It also adds an N Line appearance package, which includes a gloss black grille with concealed daytime running lights, darkened headlight surrounds, silver-painted skid plates, a different front bumper, gloss-black window surrounds, a larger rear spoiler, and a rear diffuser with a reflector strip.

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