New 2021 Hyundai Tucson: prices, details, pictures and on-sale date

Full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of Hyundai SUV are now available in sportier N Line and N Line S trims; plug-in starts from £39,330

Hyundai Tucson hybrid

Hyundai has announced pricing and specifications for the full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid Tucson in N Line and N Line S trim, which was previously only available for the mild-hybrid and pure-petrol variants. 

The striking SUV went on sale earlier in 2021, available as a mild-hybrid, full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid. It features a new look with sharp lines and angles, all of which form part of Hyundai's latest 'Sensuous Sportiness' design language, which will be making its way onto other models in due course.

Prices start at £29,235 for the mild hybrid and £32,255 for the full hybrid in entry-level SE Connect trim, while the plug-in hybrid starts at £39,330 in Premium trim. Read on for full pricing and specification details.

2021 Hyundai Tucson prices, range, specification and options

The Hyundai Tucson is now available in five trim levels: SE Connect, Premium, N Line, N Line S and Ultimate. The cheapest version is the non-electrified 1.6 T-GDI petrol, at £28,710, followed closely by the mild hybrid at £29,440, and the full hybrid, which starts at £32,460. At the top of the range is the plug-in hybrid variant, which starts from £39,330.

Entry-level SE Connect cars get 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, heated folding door mirrors and body-coloured bumpers on the outside, paired with a leather steering wheel and gearknob and dual-zone air-conditioning on the inside.

Standard technology includes parking sensors and a rear-view camera, along with a comprehensive suite of active safety and driver assistance features, including lane-keeping assistance, cruise control and automatic emergency braking. All versions get a pair of 10.25-inch screens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Premium trim adds 19-inch wheels for full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars, along with ambient interior lighting, heated front seats and steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, all-round parking sensors, wireless phone charging and keyless entry. A Krell sound system also features, with eight speakers and a subwoofer. You get some more safety kit, too, including blind-spot monitoring and rear-cross traffic assistance.

As of June 2021, the full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid are available in N Line and N Line S trims. N Line gets sportier exterior styling, LED headlights, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, leather and suede seat trim and keyless entry and go. The Tucson N Line is also available with the optional ‘Hyundai Smart Sense+’ package (£325), which includes forward collision avoidance assistance and smart cruise control.

N Line S cars build on previous trim levels with three-zone climate control, a tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control with stop-go, heated steering wheel, powered tailgate and the Krell stereo system. Top-of-the-range Ultimate cars also get 19-inch wheels, plus satin-chrome door mouldings, leather upholstery and power-adjustable, heated and cooled memory seats, complete with rear-seat controls. Even more safety kit is added, too.

The mild-hybrid Tucson in N Line and Ultimate spec is available with the Tech pack, which adds electronically controlled suspension, a 360-degree camera and a blind-spot view monitor. Hybrid cars get remote parking assistance as part of this pack.

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Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid details

The plug-in hybrid model is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor fed by a 13.8kWh battery, with four-wheel drive as standard. The plug-in Tucson has a total power output of 261bhp and 350Nm of torque, and can cover up to 38 miles on electric power.

Hyundai claims the plug-in Tucson produces just 31g/km of CO2 and can return up to 201.8mpg. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain is offered in four trim levels: Premium, N Line, N Line S and Ultimate. Both the Premium and N Line versions start from £39,330, while the N Line S and Ultimate trim models are priced from £41,250 and £42,030 respectively.

The Tucson plug-in hybrid has a 7.2kW on-board charger, which is about par for the course in this segment. It'll therefore charge at the maximum speed of most home wallboxes, but not any faster than that from public rapid chargers. Charging can be controlled remotely on compatible smart-chargers using Hyundai's Blue Link phone app.

The car's batteries don't seem to have caused too much of a problem in the boot space department, with 558 litres quoted, or 1,737 litres with the seats folded down. That compares to 616 and 1,795 litres for the non-plug-in variants.

Interior and technology

Hyundai has revealed that the Tucson will sport some impressive new technology – not least within its slickly designed interior. A new 10.25-inch infotainment screen sits in the centre of the dash, while all physical buttons found on the outgoing model have been replaced with touch-sensitive equivalents. A second screen sits behind the car's steering wheel. 

The uprated infotainment system, called AVN-T, features Hyundai's BlueLink connected online services, with many car features operable via a dedicated smartphone app. The system can also integrate with your Apple or Google calendar, as well as supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – both of which will also feature on the smaller eight-inch screen that'll be found on lower-spec models. 

The car's interior is more luxurious than before, with soft-touch trim and a clean, modern look. A number of options are available for the leather and textile upholstery, while ergonomic armrests and ambient interior lighting also add to the high-end feel.

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Practicality and safety

The Tucson is bigger than before in all directions and this is reflected inside: the hybrid version gets a 616-litre boot, expandable to 1,795 litres with the seats down. Hyundai also says that rear occupants have 26mm more legroom than before. 

Hyundai claims that the Tucson now offers a best-in-class lineup of driver assistance and active safety systems. Seven airbags are fitted, including a central front airbag that stops front-seat passengers colliding with each other in an accident. Automatic emergency braking features alongside a system that applies the brakes after the airbags have deployed to mitigate against any further collisions. 

Other systems on-board include lane-keep and lane-follow assistance, driver attention warning and lane-departure alert. Hyundai says that its 'Highway Driving Assist' system – essentially a one-button active cruise control system – is a first for the class. It works together with a system which can anticipate motorway corners and slow down accordingly using sat-nav data.

Other highlights from the huge list of safety kit include a 360-degree camera, remote parking assistance and advanced blind-spot monitoring that can prevent a collision by applying the brakes to keep the car in-lane.​

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