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Hyundai Tucson gains sports-pitched N-Line variant

Styling treatment previews forthcoming full N performance model.

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Hyundai has added a new N-Line trim level to its mid-sized crossover, the Tucson.

The Hyundai Tucson N-Line follows the form established by N-Line versions of the i30 hatch. There are no powertrain upgrades but some suspension tweaks and a sports-styled body kit.

The idea is to provide some of the spirit of Hyundai’s flagship N performance models for drivers who don’t want to commit to a full hot hatchback. And the variant launches ahead of a full Tucson N performance model likely to be revealed in 2020.

Stiffer chassis

Chassis modifications to the Tucson include a more rigid suspension and adjusted steering for greater feel behind the wheel.

A sporty body kit brings redesigned bumpers and a dark mesh to the grille, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels finished in black. Black trim also features on the rear spoiler and side mirror housings.

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The new front end features low-set, angular LED daytime running lights below the Tucson’s sharp-edged headlight units.

The interior makeover, includes N-branded sports seats finished in leather and suede, plus red stitching across the steering wheel, seats and gear shift.

Hyundai will offer the Tucson N-Line with a choice of two powertrains – one diesel and one petrol. New to the range is a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel with 136hp, which now features 48V mild hybrid technology to improve fuel economy.

Sitting above this is a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol with 178hp. Other markets get a 2.0-litre diesel with 185hp, but that powertrain won’t be available on UK N-Line models, instead remaining exclusive to Premium and Premium SE trims.

The Hyundai Tucson N-Line is expected to go on sale later this year at prices yet to be announced.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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