Tucson hybrid: more details on the plug-in livery

Tucson hybrid: more details on the plug-in livery

While the Toyota RAV4 Prime operates in a sub-segment where competition is still scarce, Hyundai has presented additional explanations related to its Tucson plug-in hybrid.

The compact SUV, which will hit dealerships this summer, will have an estimated electric range of 51 km, which is slightly below the 68 km advanced by the RAV4 Prime and nearly 60 km of the Ford Escape plug-in hybrid. , according to the American measurement protocol (EPA).

Tucson hybrid: more details on the plug-in livery

Completely revised, this new generation of the Tucson will ship a turbocharged 1.6 L four-cylinder engine with a total power of 261 hp. A six-speed automatic transmission is responsible for guiding everything. The electric motor draws its energy from a 13.8 kWh battery.

Interestingly, this plug-in hybrid version will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. Hyundai, however, puts forward a combined fuel consumption rating of 7.8 L / 100 km, which is significantly less frugal than the 6 L / 100 km of the RAV4 Prime.

The Korean manufacturer is careful for the moment to unveil the price range of this newcomer. However, we should expect it to approach the $ 47,329 (all costs included) of its Japanese competitor, a sum that does not take into account government incentives.

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