A new Hyundai Tucson N Line flagship derivative has arrived in South Africa! Take a look at specification and pricing details below…
Hyundai Automotive South Africa has introduced a new Tucson N Line flagship to its local range.
As a reminder, the “N Line” badge denotes what the Korean firm describes as “sporty and distinctive exterior design features and differentiating interior details”, rather than powertrain and other mechanical performance upgrades (which are the preserve of full-fat N products, such as the i30 N and Kona N). So, it’s really all about performance-inspired styling.
The N Line version of the 4th-generation Tucson was first shown in Europe in 2021. For the record, there was also an N Line model in the previous generation, launched on the Old Continent in 2019, but this didn’t ever make it to local shores (SA did, however, have the Tucson Sport).
While the Tucson N Line offered in Europe is available with a range of conventional hybrid, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, the SA-spec model employs a 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine offering 137 kW and 416 Nm, with drive sent to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. That means the newcomer is the only AWD variant in the local Tucson line-up.
How does the Tucson N-Line differ from a standard Tucson?
So, how does Hyundai visually differentiate the N Line from the already boldly styled standard Tucson? Well, the parametric jewel patterns on the grille are more elaborate, while the grille gains an obligatory “N Line” badge. The front bumper takes on a more rectangular shape and scores a larger, redesigned air intake, and the headlamps are framed by black bezels.
Round back, the N Line is fitted with a longer rear spoiler (complete with stabilising fins) as well as a rear diffuser and a twin-exit tailpipe. Furthermore, this model rides on eye-catching 19-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Inside, you’ll find N-branded sports seats trimmed in black suede and leather, as well as red stitching. The latter is furthermore woven on the door trim and armrest, while the facia scores matching red accents. There’s also a new N steering wheel, a black headliner and a metal finish for the pedals, foot rest and side sills.
As a reminder, the NX4-generation Tucson was revealed late in 2020, before launching in South Africa in March 2022. The local line-up now comprises 4 front-driven derivatives, with pricing bookends of R561 900 and R749 900, while the N Line is the only all-paw variant on offer, priced at R799 900.
How much does the Hyundai Tucson Cost in South Africa?
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Premium AT – R561 900
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Executive AT – R613 900
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Elite AT – R683 900
Hyundai Tucson 2.0D Elite AT – R749 900
Hyundai Tucson 2.0D N Line AT AWD – R799 900
The Hyundai Tucson is sold with a 5-year/150 000 km vehicle warranty, 7-year / 200 000km drivetrain warranty and a 6-year/90 000 km service plan.
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