The new Hyundai Tucson N has been fully unwrapped, featuring sporty design cues inside and out.
So, what sets the N-inspired newcomer apart? Well, the Korean firm’s so-called “parametric jewels” are displayed slightly differently on the grille, which sits taller and is wider than that of the standard model.
Under the grille sits a rectangular-shaped bumper with a revised air intake, which again is taller and larger than that of the standard Tucson. The bumper furthermore gains silver skid plates, while black bezels frame the headlamps.
In profile, the Tucson N Line upgrades to chunky, body-colour side mouldings (and likewise body-colour wheel arches), while the side-mirror caps are finished in black. There are also 19-inch alloys as standard, while Hyundai in Europe will offer an optional electronically controlled suspension system for this trim level.
Round back, you’ll find a roof-mounted spoiler complete with fins. Lower down, there’s a red reflector band and a faux-diffuser. Below that, you’ll notice twin-tailpipes that Hyundai says were inspired by the “world of high-performance cars”.
Inside, the Korean automaker has added N-branded sports seats finished in black suede and leather, as well as plenty of red stitching (the latter woven on the door trim and armrest, too). There’s also a special steering wheel along with a black headliner and metal pedals.
So, you’re no doubt wondering about the engine? Well, Hyundai says the new Tucson N Line will be offered (in Europe, at least) with a “variety of powertrains”, available with “different levels of electrification or without”. In effect, the N Line trim will be available with all engine variants of the new Tucson range bar the low-powered diesel model.