2022 Hyundai Tucson N Line Previewed by Europe-Spec Model

Joey Capparella
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Photo credit: Hyundai
Photo credit: Hyundai

From Car and Driver

  • This is the new N Line version of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson for the European market.

  • The U.S. version should look similar, although it will have a longer wheelbase.

  • Hyundai's consumer site confirms that the N Line will have the same engine as the base Tucson.

We now have a better idea of what the new N Line version of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will look like thanks to these photos out of the company's European division. The yet-to-be-revealed U.S.-spec Tucson N Line won't be exactly the same, but will likely feature similar appearance changes and trim.

The biggest difference for the U.S. model will be its longer wheelbase, as we're getting a slightly larger version of the Tucson than other markets get. Otherwise, based on what we've seen from teaser photos, the special grille and 19-inch wheels seen here will carry over to our market. Inside, the Europe-spec N Line features different seats, red stitching, and various N Line badges; the U.S. model will have a combination of leather and cloth upholstery.

Photo credit: Hyundai
Photo credit: Hyundai

We previously thought it was possible that the Tucson N Line would have more power, but a configurator page on Hyundai's U.S. consumer site confirms that's not the case. It will use the same base engine as the standard model, a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four with 187 horsepower, paired with either front- or all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic. Other than the larger wheels and tires, we don't anticipate any other major mechanical changes.

Photo credit: Hyundai
Photo credit: Hyundai

While we're disappointed that the 290-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter from the Sonata N Line won't make it into the Tucson N Line, we wouldn't rule out the possibility of a full-bore N version of the Tucson eventually, given that Hyundai has confirmed an N version of the smaller Kona crossover for the U.S.

Hyundai says that it will release full details on the U.S. version of the Tucson N Line within the next few months, and it will go on sale later in 2021.

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