The Hyundai Tucson 2.0D N-Line is the perfect “I am my own boss” vehicle

The Hyundai Tucson N Line combines sporty styling with surefooted driving

Reuben Van Niekerk
New model
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson N Line

In addition to sporty styling the Tucson N Line combines the ultimate dynamic design, comfort and advanced features of the regular Tucson with the motorsport inspired styling and attitude of Hyundai’s N Line resulting is a unique combination of a family SUV with N-inspired sportiness.

Subhead: Sporty styling

Although the Tucson has always been attractive and modern in design, the N-Line version enhances the Tucson styling with a much sportier appearance.

As with the standard Tucson, the N Line trim features prominent geometric patterns known as parametric jewels, giving it a powerful and energetic character. On this model these parametric jewels are displayed elaborately on the grille and have been elaborated with edges, creating additional reflections depending on the angle. The grille which sits taller and is wider now also incorporates the N Line badge.

Under the grille sits a rectangular-shaped bumper and a refined air intake, which is taller and larger than that of the standard Tucson. The bumper, which is replicated at the rear, works harmoniously with the bright silver skid plates. Striking black bezels frame the head lamps.

Most notable is the colour coded fender trim running along the side of the vehicle, the phantom black side mirrors, striking 19-inch alloys, N-Line badging and a slightly revised grille that seamlessly flows into the LED headlight clusters.

At the rear the Tucson N Line is fitted with an aerodynamic spoiler that is larger than that of the standard model and garnished with fins. The lower rear is accentuated by a red reflector band, a silver diffusor and aggressive twin tip exhausts.

Subhead: Enhanced cabin

The N-Line treatment continues in the cabin with beautiful leather suede combo upholstery and red stitching. Other notable red accents and N-line branding have been added to the gear lever, left side of the dashboard, door panels, centre console and steering wheel.

An intuitive user experience is guaranteed thanks to a new digital 10.25-inch open instrument cluster, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen that features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a wireless phone charging dock.

Additional creature comforts include keyless entry with push button start, a sporty multi-function steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a large panoramic sunroof, front and rear USB ports, electrically operated heated and ventilated seats as well as a heated steering wheel and an electric power tailgate.

For a mid-sized SUV, the Tucson remains one of the most spacious vehicles in its class, while boot space measures an equally impressive 539 litres which can be expanded to 1 860 litres with the rear seats folded flat.

Subhead: Top-class safety

The Hyundai Tucson N-Line is packed with a variety of active and passive safety features, making it one of the safest mid-sized SUV’s that money can buy today. This includes smart cruise control, blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane departure warning, lane keep and lane follow assist, fatigue detection, forward collision avoidance assist and rear cross traffic alert.

These systems compliment the Isofix child seat attachments, driver, front passenger, side and curtain airbags, LED daytime running lights, three-point inertia seatbelts and side-impact protection beams.

Subhead: Performance meets economy

Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged CRDi diesel engine that is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and H-TRAC all-wheel drive system. The engine offers 137kW and 416Nm of torque. This allows the Tucson to accelerate from 0-100km/h in around nine seconds, while even better news is that it will sip just 6,5 litres per 100km in real world driving conditions.

The Tucson’s advanced HTRAC AWD transmission features a multi-mode system and an electronic, variable torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles. Driver selectable Normal, Eco, Sport and Smart drive modes apply specific HTRAC torque distribution settings ensuring confident control across all conditions.

Ride quality is excellent too, with the Tucson N Line riding on an electronically controlled suspension that offers additional flexibility across all road surfaces thanks to adaptive damping technology that takes conditions such as speed, road surfaces and cornering into account and adjusts damping accordingly.

Subhead: Comprehensive warranty

The Hyundai Tucson N Line is sold with a seven year/200 000km warranty and a six-year/90 000km service plan. Hyundai also provides seven years of roadside assistance that lets drivers worry more about being their own boss and less about vehicle maintenance.

Subhead: Conclusion

The Hyundai Tucson R-Line certainly makes a bold statement with its unique and sporty styling. Not only does it turn heads, but it is great to drive thanks to the surefootedness of the all-wheel drive system, a comprehensive selection of technology and excellent fuel efficiency.

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