2019 Hyundai Tucson uses a diesel mild hybrid system that is claimed to offer 7 percent improved fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions
With styling revisions on the exterior as well as adding new tech on the inside, the 2019 Tucson facelift becomes the first model from Hyundai to gain a diesel mild hybrid powertrain. The system combines a 2.0-litre engine with a 0.44 kWh 48 V lithium-ion battery pack, inverter, starter generator and LDC converter. It also features in-gear deceleration as well as braking energy recuperation function.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson, as a result, offers 7 percent improved fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions. The compact SUV boasts what was claimed to be the most powerful diesel engine as the power output is rated at 183 horsepower. It is sent to all the four wheels through a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic unit as option.
Courtesy of the new mild hybrid powertrain in the top-selling model, Hyundai has expanded its environmental friendly strategy and it will give raise to a variety of mechanical combinations in the future. The updated Tucson will be introduced in European countries this summer. Yet another mild hybrid system is due for next spring on the Tucson, coupled with a smaller 1.6-litre diesel mill.
In the US, the model will be sold with two petrol engine options: a 2.0-litre making 164 hp and 205 Nm as well as a 2.4-litre unit that replaces 1.6-litre turbo petrol and produces 181 hp and 237 Nm. The Tucson uses 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines in India and the facelift is expected to launch sometime next year.
It is currently priced between Rs. 18.29 lakh and Rs. 25.73 lakh (ex-showroom) and sold in six variants. The upcoming version may not have huge price difference and it gets revised exterior with new headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights, reworked bumpers up front and rear, revised tail lamps and so on.