Hyundai has unveiled the Tucson N Line, a slightly sportier version of the Tucson SUV.
The new mid-sizer is the second Hyundai model to receive the N Line treatment, following the the i30 N Line unveiled last year.
The bulk of the changes are visual. Externally, there are new front and rear bumpers with sportier designs, aggressive daytime running lights, a dark metallic mesh grille, 19-inch alloy wheels, black mirror caps, darkened window trim, rear roof spoiler and dual exhaust tips.
Inside, the sporty Tucson receives N-branded leather and suede sports seats, leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals, leather N-badged gear shifter along with red stitching on the steering wheel, seats, shifter and dashboard.
Under the skin, the suspension has been retuned to be 8 per cent more rigid up front and 5 per cent stiffer at the rear, while the power steering system has been calibrated for a more direct and linear feel.
The standard European Tucson’s powertrain has been carried over to the N Line, which consists of a 100kW 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, 130kW 1.6-litre turbo petrol and a 136kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel with 48V mild hybrid technology.
The Hyundai Tucson N Line goes on sale in Europe later this year. An Australian debut is yet to be confirmed.