Next Monday, Hyundai will unveil the next-generation Tucson crossover. The teaser campaign is already in full swing, with photos showing the model undergoing a substantial and stunning overhaul. However, design is only part of the enticing equation of next-gen Tucson. A new report from South Korea Autospy.net Allegedly reveals the release of both the upcoming Tucson N Line and the full-fledged Model N.
According to the report, the next-generation Tucson N will sport a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 290 horsepower (216 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (421 Newton-meters) of torque. The less powerful N Line will feature a hybrid powertrain, using the brand’s 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The combined power is 230 horsepower (171 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque.
The report also reveals that the regular Tucson will feature a 1.6-liter non-hybrid developing 180 hp (134 kW) and torque of 194 lb-ft (264 Nm). It is not clear whether there will be other drivers, or if any of them will reach the United States, although there is a high probability of that. The teaser campaign revealed much of the exterior design of the crossover, with the lighting elements in the front and rear drawing the most attention.
Hyundai also teased the interior, although these were renderings rather than actual photos. However, we can see that it is packed with technology. There’s a digital dashboard, while the large 10.25-inch infotainment screen appears to feature a rear-wheel design. The automaker will manufacture the crossover in two wheelbase lengths – a long version for the United States, China and Korea, and a shorter wheelbase version for Europe and the Middle East.
We don’t know if Hyundai will unveil the full Tucson lineup on Monday or roll out the standard model, but we hope to have full details soon. Hyundai has an attractive product in its hands, and a sporty, nearly 300-horsepower version looks fun.