The new-generation Hyundai Tucson is just a few days out from its global debut and details about future N Line and N models have surfaced online.
It is understood that the Tucson N Line will come outfitted with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a hybrid system. This powertrain will reportedly pack a respectable 227 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque, although it remains unclear if this variant will be front- or all-wheel drive.
South Korea’s Autospy adds that the flagship Tucson N will feature a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that packs 286 hp and 311 lb-ft (421 Nm) of torque. This is the same engine that’s already available in the Kia K5 GT and is also set to power the Hyundai Sonata N-Line .
Up until this point, Hyundai’s full-blown N models like the i30 N and Veloster N have packed 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinders but, given the added size of the Tucson, it makes sense why it would pack a larger engine.
Beyond its powertrains, teaser images of the new Tucson have shown that it will adopt a radical new look. Up front, the new SUV will rock what Hyundai dubs a ‘jewel-like grille’ and incorporated within this grille will be unique geometric daytime running lights that will only be visible when turned on.
The interior of the new Tucson will also be dramatically different than the model that it replaces, sporting a four-spoke steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster and a large central touchscreen.