Hyundai has added N Line and Plug-in Hybrid models to its impressive 2022 Tucson line-up. The all-new Tucson design stems from a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts expressing its evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design identity. Tucson N Line and Plug-in Hybrid models will be produced in Ulsan, Korea and be available spring and summer, respectively.
The new Tucson appeals to those who actively embrace the integration of technologies with their lifestyle; these open-minded consumers willingly embrace new technologies as a way to immediately integrate and enhance their lives. All-wheel drive capabilities are an example of technology facilitating their active lifestyles that often includes inclement weather, adverse terrain and active outdoor adventures.
As part of Hyundai’s growing N brand, Hyundai developed an N Line version of the Tucson to appeal to enthusiast buyers, with a more aggressive exterior and interior appearance. Tucson N Line combines dynamic design elements with motorsport-inspired details.
Tucson N Line Exclusive Features
includes SEL and Convenience packages, plus:
- N Line front and rear bumper fascia
- N Line grille
- Black headlamp bezels
- Fender N line badging
- Unique 19-inch black alloy wheel design
- Black side mirrors and window surrounds
- Dual-tipped exhaust
- N Line rear spoiler
- N Line logos: steering wheel, shifter and seats
- Leather and fabric seating surfaces
- Red accents on seats and door trim
- Black headliner
- Metal pedals and door sill plates
- Bose® premium audio system
N Line Color
N Line is available in Ash Black, White Pearl, Titan Gray, and Red Crimson (N Line exclusive color). N Line interior details include N-branded black leather sport seats with cloth inserts and red stitching on the door trim and armrest. N logos accent the shifter console surround, metal pedals, footrest and doorsills.
2022 Tucson Dimensions
|2022 Tucson||2021 Tucson||Change|
|Wheel Base (in.)||108.5||105.1||+3.4|
|Cargo Volume(cu. ft.)||38.7||31.0||+7.7|
|Passenger Volume(cu. ft.)||108.2||102.2||+6.0|
Diverse Smartstream Engine Family Line-up
The new Tucson offers both a Smartstream™ 2.5-liter, direct-injected and multi-port-injected gasoline engine as well as 1.6-liter, direct-injected, turbocharged hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The new Smartstream 2.5-liter engine, with high-efficiency combustion, cooled EGR and an optimized ITMS cooling system, boasts a generous 187 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 178 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm, with and EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 29 mpg with front-wheel drive and 26 mpg with all-wheel drive. This 2.5-liter engine couples to an 8-speed automatic transmission for excellent efficiency and acceleration.
|2022 2.5-liter||2021 2.4-liter (optional)|
|Horsepower||187 HP||181 HP|
|Torque||178 lb.-ft.||175 lb.-ft.|
|Fuel Economy||EPA-estimatedFWD: 26/33/29 CombinedAWD: 24/29/26 Combined||EPA-estimated FWD:25 Combined|
Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain
Tucson’s plug-in hybrid and hybrid models focus on a balanced combination of fun-to-drive performance coupled with excellent economy, compared with a pure efficiency focus at the compromise of driving engagement by many competitors.
Tucson’s new Plug-in Hybrid model features an estimated 261 horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected hybrid powertrain coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Plug-in Hybrid battery is larger than the hybrid battery, with 13.8 kWh of power, yielding an estimated all-electric range (AER) of 32 miles and estimated fuel economy of 70 MPGe. Plug-in Hybrid Level-II charging capability is well under two hours to recharge the system using a 7.2kW on-board charger. The Plug-in Hybrid powerplant delivers power through a PHEV-tuned six-speed automatic transmission for smoothness and efficiency, with an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 30 mpg with all-wheel drive. The Plug-in Hybrid even offers an impressive tow rating of 2,000 lbs.
Shared Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid Technologies
Both these new powertrains use cutting-edge engine technology in the form of Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD). This innovative new valve duration technology continually optimizes valve opening duration for optimal power, efficiency and emissions with minimized compromise in key measures of engine performance. Both hybrid powertrains also utilize a unique Transmission-Mounted Electric Device (TMED), which helps manage the increased performance required of hybrid SUV applications.
HTRAC® AWD in a Plug-in Hybrid SUV
Along with the new 2022 Santa Fe Hybrids, Tucson Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models will also offer our standard mechanical HTRAC® AWD capability to meet the needs of eco-focused buyers with specialized modes for greater adaptability to terrain and weather conditions, including Snow mode. Hyundai’s latest HTRAC® all-wheel drive systems for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid have been tuned at off-road proving grounds around the world to maximize forward traction capability over a wide variety of surfaces.
e-Handling Driving Dynamics
The driving performance goal for the Tucson was to create a more pure sense of connection between the vehicle and the driver. Driving dynamics match the sporty exterior design, and the handling package is improved, so the new Tucson is even more agile than the previous generation. The suspension has been refined in conjunction with e-handling systems to minimize traditional compromises between sporty handling and superb ride comfort.
Tucson plug-in hybrid and hybrid models feature Hyundai’s e-handling technology, which precisely applies electric motor torque control according to dynamic inputs and road conditions to improve cornering performance for a new level of fun-to-drive dynamics. As a Tucson hybrid model turns-in to a corner, the electric motor system applies precise incremental braking force to the front wheels, increasing their tire contact patch on the road surface for enhanced traction and steering response while initiating turn-in. Then, as the vehicle moves to exit the corner, the electric motor applies precise torque to the rear axle, increasing the rear tire contact patches for enhanced traction and control accelerating out of the corner.
Segment-first Exclusive Features
Tucson offers a number of segment-first exclusive features including:
- Remote Smart Park Assist
Remote Smart Park Assist allows owners to park and retrieve their Tucson from the tightest of parking spaces from outside the vehicle, a very convenient feature. Before a driver attempts to load passengers or luggage, the remote parking function can prove particularly useful, bringing the vehicle out of a tight space. The driver simply uses the smart key to drive the SUV forward or backward, into or out of a parking space, garage or any tight parking situation.
- Remote Start with Heated and Ventilated Seats
Remote Start uses a cellular data connection via the Blue Link app that allows an owner to warm up or cool down the Tucson remotely. This remote heating and cooling function includes heating and ventilation for the front seats.
- Hyundai Digital Key
Hyundai Digital Key is a segment-exclusive feature, supported via a dedicated smartphone app. The Digital Key app also allows smartphones to control selected vehicle systems remotely. Users can lock and unlock the vehicle, activate the panic alert and start the engine. Digital Key allows owners to leave traditional keys at home and allows secure sharing of keys with family and friends. Digital Key is currently compatible only with phones using the Android operating system.
- Wireless Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay®
Tucson now offers an eight-inch color touchscreen coupled with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® to make staying connected easier than ever. Wireless pairing automatically connects an Android or Apple smartphone, so the driver can keep their phone in a pocket, backpack or purse. Owners can also conveniently drop it on an available Qi wireless charger.
Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance and America’s Best Warranty®
Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance is the latest addition to the Hyundai Assurance program, which promises to create a better experience for shoppers and owners of Hyundai vehicles. Hyundai Assurance is made up of Owner Assurance, now including complimentary maintenance, and Shopper Assurance, which together offer customers a variety of ways to simplify the buying process and improve the owning and service experience. Details on these promises include:
- America’s Best Warranty: 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and 7-year anti-perforation warranty
- Complimentary Maintenance: 3 years/36,000 miles of normal oil changes and tire rotations