Hyundai will introduce a plug-in hybrid engine for its new Tucson model, which will be available from Spring 2021.
The powertrain uses a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor to deliver 265PS and 350Nm. Drive is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
An electric-only range of 31 miles is expected from the car’s 13.8kWh battery and a 7.2kW on-board charger should allow the battery to charge in two hours using a wallbox.
The new Tucson is expected to go on sale in early 2021 with a choice of petrol, diesel, hybrid and mild-hybrid engines. The plug-in version will expand the range when it arrives in the Spring.
With its high voltage battery placed under the car, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is said to offer generous space and legroom inside. Boot space has increased compared to the previous Tucson, offering 558 litres overall for luggage with the seats up and up to 1,737 litres with the seats folded.
“The plug-in hybrid powertrain represents a new milestone in the Tucson range,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “With petrol mild hybrid, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid options, the all-new Tucson offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its segment. This is just the latest proof of Hyundai’s commitment to electro-mobility.”