SOME of the last remaining pieces in the Hyundai Tucson jigsaw will soon be slotted into place with the arrival of plug-in hybrid versions of the all-new mid-sized SUV.
With the addition of the plug-in hybrid powertrain, the new Tucson now offers the widest range of electrified powertrains in its class, says the company.
Already seen in mild hybrid versions of the Tucson, Hyundai's 177bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine is paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. Combined, the petrol engine and electric motor deliver 261bhp maximum power and 350 Nm maximum torque, with an electric only range of up to 31 miles. Four-wheel drive is fitted as standard with a terrain mode selector and six-speed automatic gearbox.
Premium and Ultimate trim levels are available priced from £39,330 and £42,030 respectively. Order books are open now with first deliveries expected in April.