The technical features of the Plug-in Hybrid, the rechargeable hybrid member of the new Hyundai Tucson family, which attracts attention with its design, are detailed. It will offer an electric driving range of 50 km.
Details have emerged about the PHEV, the rechargeable hybrid version, of the new Hyundai Tucson, which was unveiled in recent months. The Tucson PHEV will be available in Europe in the spring of next year.
Appearing as the model with the highest share of electricity in the new Hyundai Tucson family, the system in Tucson PHEV consists of a 177 hp 1.6 liter Smartstream gasoline unit, a 90 hp electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery pack. The system in question produces a total of 265 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.
In a statement made by the Korean manufacturer, it was stated that the new Hyundai Tucson PHEV will have a pure electric driving range of 50 kilometers, according to WLTP. The vehicle will come with a 7.2 kW internal charger as standard, but official charging times have not yet been announced.
The new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid features a 6-speed automatic transmission using ‘shift-by-wire’ technology and HTRAC four-wheel drive system. In addition, there are active air flaps in the front of the vehicle. It is stated that these valves, which adjust the air intake according to parameters such as the temperature of the coolant and the speed of the vehicle, reduce the air resistance to a minimum and reduce fuel consumption.
In the new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, thanks to the correct addition of the high-voltage battery pack to the body, the space offered to the rear passengers and the luggage volume did not decrease much. According to the statement, 620 liters of luggage volume offered with the seats in the upright position in the standard version has decreased to 558 liters in the PHEV version. The luggage volume offered with the seats down has decreased from 1799 liters to 1737 liters.
As mentioned above, the new Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with the HTRAC all-wheel drive system, and there is a ‘Terrain Mode’ selector that can optimize power, torque and braking according to road conditions. In addition, the optional adaptive suspension system is among the features.
The new Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid will be available in Europe in the spring of 2021. The price of the vehicle is not yet clear.