Hyundai has confirmed the pricing and specification of the Tucson plug-in hybrid, which joins the existing line-up with lower company car tax rates.
The new model uses a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and electric motor, in conjunction with a 13.8kWh battery.
It’s the most powerful Tucson, with 265PS, and the most efficient. An electric range of 31 miles places the car in the 11% benefit-in-kind tax bracket.
Ashley Andrew, managing director of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “All New Tucson has received a tremendous reception from both customers and industry alike and it has quickly become a focus for the brand with its combination of styling, chassis dynamics and electrified hybrid powertrains. The launch of Tucson plug-in hybrid will further grow its popularity, particularly within the key fleet markets with its combination of high standard specifications, zero emissions capability and low BIK.”
In addition to the rest of the range, plug-in hybrid Tucsons feature active aerodynamics with an Active Air Flap that adjusts air intake depending on the engine coolant temperature, vehicle speed, and more, in order to minimise air resistance and maximise fuel efficiency.
All-wheel-drive comes standard on the plug-in hybrid too, with a Terrain Mode selector for safe driving on challenging terrain. The system can variably distribute driving power to the front and rear wheels depending on traction conditions and the driving state, while the Terrain Mode selector will optimise power, torque and braking depending on the road conditions.
Two trims are available, Premium and Ultimate, which aligns with the trims available on the Hybrid variants.
Priced from £39,330, the Tucson Premium plug-in hybrid includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, 10.25-inch touchscreen satnav with connected car services and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.
Ultimate specification is priced from £42,030 and adds 19-inch wheels, leather seat facings, panoramic glass sunroof and smart electric tailgate.
The optional Tech Pack is available on Ultimate models and includes electronically controlled suspension, remote smart park assist, blind spot view monitor, around view monitor and parking collision avoidance assist.