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    11 Mar, 2021
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    Hyundai updates Tucson to Plug-in Hybrid

    Hyundai have announced updates with the Tucson SUV going to Plug-in Hybrid. Hyundai is an interesting motoring brand with more than 75 per cent of the Company’s line-up already now available as an electrified version. This is some going as the other manufacturers play catch up and the company plans to electrify its entire range by 2025.

    Hyundai is also seeing itself as a pioneer in zero-emission mobility, with the Kona being fully-electric and boasting a 300-mile range. Hyundai’s also offer what they say is a unique Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty package, with five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks. The High Voltage battery warranty is 8 years or 100,000 miles. This 8 year battery warranty now seemingly the standard across the motoring world.

    More power in the Tucson Hybrid

    Hyundai Motor UK has announced the pricing and specification of the All New TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid, the latest addition to the lauded All New TUCSON line up.

    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. Already seen in All New TUCSON, the 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream engine is paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery.

    In addition to styling and equipment shared with the rest of the range, All New TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid brings a number of technical changes for this powertrain, including active aerodynamics with an Active Air Flap that adjusts air intake depending on the engine coolant temperature, vehicle speed, and more, in order to minimise air resistance and maximise fuel efficiency.

    Hyundai Tucson plug-in Hybrid in review on SJB Smart Electricals
    Hyundai Tucson plug-in Hybrid in review on SJB Smart Electricals

    4 wheel drive in an EV

    4WD comes standard on the All New TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid, with Hyundai HTRAC four-wheel drive technology and a Terrain Mode selector for safe driving on challenging terrain. HTRAC can variably distribute driving power to the front and rear wheels depending on traction conditions and the driving state, while the Terrain Mode selector will optimise power, torque and braking depending on the road conditions.

    Pricing of new hybrid variants

    Two trims are available, Premium and Ultimate, which aligns with the trims available on the Hybrid variants. Priced from £39,330, the Tucson Premium Plug-in Hybrid specification highlights include 18” alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, 10.25″ touchscreen satellite navigation with Bluelink® connected car services and a 10.25″ driver’s supervision instrument cluster.

    Ultimate specification is from £42,030 and adds 19” wheels, leather seat facings, panoramic glass sunroof and smart electric tailgate. The optional Tech Pack is available on Ultimate models and includes electronically controlled suspension, remote smart park assist, blind spot view monitor, around view monitor and parking collision avoidance assist

    In the current market, I have to confess that the pricing for these cars seem almost pointless. Is anyone buying cars for cash like these? Most surely are in the leasing market where even private leasing is being taken up by more of us. With the ability to change and upgrade, especially with the speed of technology changes, leasing feels a more logical purchase point, unless you’re buying one of the rare supercars to add to your collection? Would you buy cash for a new EV? Let me know, I’d be interested to get your thoughts.

    If you’ve got an EV, question on electric vehicle charge points to buy and questions on installation or maintenance, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. We install over the midlands and north of England mainly and across the UK for Coporate installations.

    Pricing – for the very latest pricing information, please check www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/tucson

    Plug in Hybrid from Hyundai Tucson

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