Hyundai hints at powerful Tucson N crossover again

Hyundai hints at powerful Tucson N crossover again

September 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In a recent interview with an official representative of the South Korean brand, we learned that the high-performance Hyundai Tucson N crossover may still appear in the near future. However, nothing specific was said.

A Hyundai spokesman is adding fuel to the fire over the possibility of a high-performance variant for the new Tucson from Hyundai’s sports division N. “With the new generation of the crossover, it definitely makes sense to introduce a more powerful variant,” he added.

“We have the current lineup of high-performance Hyundai N models and we intend to expand it,” said Hyundai Global Product Manager Lorenz Glaab during the launch of the new Tucson. “It is too early to say what models we will expand it with and when exactly this will happen. And yes, we are planning to present “charged” versions for our crossovers, including new models. “

While there was never an exact mention of the Tucson N, the mention of high-performance versions of the new crossovers during the debut of the new Tucson is certainly a hint.

Rumors that Hyundai plans to introduce a “charged” Tucson N crossover date back to 2017.

In 2019, unnamed insiders said the Tucson N was already in development and would be unveiled in 2021. At that time, information suggested that it would have at least 340 horsepower, and acceleration to 100 km / h would take no more than six seconds. According to recent rumors, the Tucson N will get a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 290 hp.

The new Tucson will go on sale in mid-2021 as new for the 2022 model year and will have a completely different look. Buyers will be able to choose from either the 190-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder or the 230-horsepower hybrid. or a plug-in hybrid with as yet unknown characteristics.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Hyundai revived the Hyundai Getz hatchback after a long break. The Korean automaker has prepared an interesting new car for its Colombian customers. The stylish Hyundai HB20 Getz compact hatch is on sale in this regional market.