Following the success of N Line editions of i30 and i30 Fastback that were launched last year, Hyundai has introduced the N Line package for Tucson SUV. This is the first time Hyundai is launching an N Line version for an SUV. Hyundai Tucson N Line makes an aggressive stance, looks sportier and comes with exterior and interior upgrades. However, there are no changes in the engine.
In its N Line avatar, Hyundai Tucson looks a lot muscular and comes with a new grille, updated front bumper and 19-inch alloy wheels. Snazzy, boomerang-shaped LED DRLs have been added to the front bumper, which complements the SUV’s stunning looks. A number of chrome accents have been removed and replaced with blacked-out elements that can be seen on the grille and headlamps. The dark theme is also evident in ORVMs, wheel arch cladding, window frames, front and rear bumper, roof rails and rear spoiler.
Dark elements can also be seen all throughout the interiors, which render a sophisticated look and feel. New bucket-style front seats layered with microfiber cloth have been added, which provide improved lateral support. Seats come with red stitching, which adds a classy look to the interiors. Another interesting addition is N logos that can be seen on the seats and gear lever. Tucson N Line edition also gets sporty alloy pedals.
Mechanical changes in Tucson N Line edition are limited to the suspension system and electric power steering. Front suspension and rear suspension springs are now stiffer by 8% and 5% respectively, which ensures improved traction and control. Electric steering wheel software has been tweaked to offer a direct, linear feel to the driver.
Powertrains remain the same on Tucson N line, featuring a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol unit that makes 177 hp, a 1.6-litre diesel unit with mild hybrid technology delivering 137 hp and the 2.0-litre diesel mild hybrid unit that makes 185 hp.
Standard Hyundai Tucson retails in the range of Rs 18.74 lakh to Rs 26.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is not yet clear if Tucson N Line edition will be launched in India. Hyundai is currently focusing on all-new QXi, which is expected to be launched in the coming months.