The new Hyundai Tucson N Line is now on sale in South Africa at a starting price of R799,900.
The N Line is perched at the top of the Tucson family, adding new features and cosmetic tweaks intended to help it stand out as one of the automaker’s athletic N-branded vehicles.
N Line enhancements
As a model bearing the manufacturer’s N credentials, the new Tucson has received a visual overhaul that adds a dark black chrome grille and parametric hidden LED daytime running lights.
Its model-exclusive rear bumper houses a twin exhaust with a tip muffler for a sportier sound, and the alloy wheels are in a unique 19-inch design. There are also four exterior colours to choose from – Crimson Red, Phantom Black, Titan Grey, and White Cream.
Inside, the flagship Tuscon’s seats are decked out in black-and-red leather/suede upholstery with N badging, and the pedals are now made out of aluminium. Other unique items include ambient lighting and a powered tailgate for the 539-litre boot.
Alongside these fitments, the N Line sees the same equipment as the Elite model which consists of automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic sunroof, electronically-adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, a heated multifunction steering wheel, keyless entry and start, automatic dual-zone climate control, a wireless phone charger, and a rearview camera.
Driving information is conveyed via a 10.2-inch customizable display, and the dashboard features an 8-inch infotainment screen with six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and voice commands.
Assistance and safety functions, meanwhile, take the form of front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, forward collision warning, driver alert monitoring, and six airbags.
The N Line is equipped with the same 2.0-litre, turbocharged diesel power unit found in the Elite.
This drivetrain is connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and delivers 137kW and 416Nm, while averaging 7.4l/100km on a typical fuel cycle.
One key difference between the N Line and the Elite, however, is that the latter is front-wheel drive, while the former utilizes an all-wheel-drive setup.
Performance-wise, the N Line can manage a 0-100km/h time of 9.4 seconds and hits its peak at 201km/h.
The Tucson is also fitted with a Multi-Terrain Control system which distributes traction over the front and rear wheels according to the driving environment.
There are terrain settings for Snow, Mud, and Sand, and driving modes for Normal, Sport, Eco, and Smart – which use learning algorithms that analyze your recent driving patterns to automatically adjust gearshift intervals.
Finally, the Hyundai has a ground clearance of 181mm and a towing capacity of up to 1,900kg.
The South African pricing and updated model line-up for the Hyundai Tucson range are as follows:
- Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Premium – R561,900
- Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Executive – R613,900
- Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Elite – R683,900
- Hyundai Tucson R2.0D Elite – R749,900
- Hyundai Tucson R2.0 N Line – R799,900 (new)
Each purchase comes with a 5-year/150,000km warranty with an additional 2-year/50,000km powertrain warranty, a 7-year/150,000km roadside assistance plan, and a 6-year/90,000km service plan.
Hyundai Tucson N Line
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