When Hyundai first revealed the all-new Tucson last September, we were all surprised by how stunning it looks. It has little resemblance to the outgoing third-generation model thanks to its more daring design. From its aggressive-looking front fascia, wider fender bulges, more defined character lines, and fang-like LED taillights, Hyundai's designers certainly did not hold back.
Fast forward to the present, and Hyundai just gave the public a glimpse of a sportier-looking Tucson. This is the 2022 Tucson N Line, and boy does it look cool. Starting with the front, it gets a flashier front grille, larger intake vents, and unique corner lights with additional sculpting that gives it a more discerning look.
Changes at the back appear minimal at best. However, keen-eyed readers will immediately notice the addition of a rear diffuser. With it, the crossover gets a much sportier appearance. Finally, the pair of trapezoidal exhausts and a sleek set of alloy wheels further give the Tucson more visual appeal.
Hyundai has yet to reveal what powers the Tucson N Line. There are reports, however, that it will be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four. This means it could produce the same amount of power as the Sonata N Line – 290 PS with 422 Nm of torque. Other reports indicate that it will be available with a hybrid powertrain that has a combined system output of 230 PS.
With Hyundai not yet stating when will they be revealing the Tucson N Line in full, other details regarding the sporty crossover still remain a mystery. But given that Hyundai has already revealed parts of it, we may not have to wait long for its official launch.
The question now is, should Hyundai Philippines offer the N Line version once the fourth-generation model is officially launched in the country? With the automaker yet to offer any N Line models locally, perhaps the Tucson N Line could make for a maiden launch locally as it is one of the brand's most popular models besides the Accent and Grand Starex.