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The latest offering in the Hyundai Tucson range, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, gives consumers another option of top of the mild hybrid and hybrid Tucson models.

16 Dec 2020 | International News : South Korea

Hyundai Motor has revealed new details of the all new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, which will be available starting Spring 2021. With the addition of a plug-in hybrid powertrain, Hyundai's best-selling SUV now offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its class.

The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid has a turbocharged 1.6-litre inline-four engine and a 90bhp electric motor paired with a 13.8kWh lithium polymer battery. Combined, the powertrain delivers 261bhp and 350Nm of torque, through a six-speed automatic transmission, transmitting power to a four-wheel drive system.

With the Plug-in Hybrid, the Tucson now has the widest range of electrified powertrains in its class, together with its hybrid and mild hybrid options
The all new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is also equipped with an Active Air Flap that adjusts air intake depending on the engine coolant temperature, vehicle speed, and more. The purpose of this function is to minimise air resistance and maximise fuel efficiency.

When driving at low speeds, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid can be driven by the electric motor alone. Drivers can also switch to fully electric driving on demand, with an electric driving range of over 50km. Equipped with a 7.2kW on-board charger, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid can be charged at an EV charging station or using a home wall box.

Thanks to the placement of the high voltage battery on the underbody, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid offers generous space and legroom inside, with 955mm of rear legroom, and boot space of 558 litres, expandable up to 1,737 litres with the seats folded.

Additionally, a host of features enable an intuitive user experience, including a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment display with Hyundai Bluelink connected car services. Bluelink users can also check the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid's battery charge level and manage charging settings via the app.

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