2019 Hyundai Tucson Mild Hybrid has been announced for Europe launch later this year.
Acting in accordance with its diverse electrification strategy, Hyundai Motor Europe has announced the launch of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Mild Hybrid later in the year. The new 48V mild hybrid system will make its debut on the diesel-powered Tucson. It broadly comprises of a 0.44 kWh lithium-ion battery, mild-hybrid starter generator, LDC (low voltage DC-to-DC converter) and an inverter.
The 2019 Tucson equipped with the mild hybrid tech will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-charged diesel engine. It is the most powerful engine in the range delivering 186 PS of power mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels and the motor can also be had with a 8-speed automatic gearbox. With the manual shifter, the mild hybrid system offers upto 16 PS of additional power for short periods and claims to reduce fuel consumption by upto 7%.
Debuting at the 2018 New York Auto Show, the 2019 Tucson features sharper styling and technological advancements over the previous model while retaining the same modern silhouette and appeal. On the inside, the SUV gets a floating touchscreen infotainment unit and several revisions such as an electronic parking brake and an improved instrument cluster. Along with surround-view monitor and adaptive cruise control, the vehicle comes equipped with forward collision-avoidance and lane keeping assist.
Production of the facelifted Tucson for European markets starts this month. The 2019 Tucson is expected to make its way to Asia next year. Further, the Korean automaker also confirmed working on a new 1.6-litre Smart Stream diesel engine with the same mild hybrid technology. To be offered in 115 PS and 133 PS variants, this motor will be introduced in Europe in 2019.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Mild Hybrid
– Hyundai reveals 2019 Tucson with mild hybrid tech
– To be launched in Europe later this year
– Coupled with the 2.0-litre diesel engine, 48V mild hybrid system offers upto 16 PS of additional power
– Tucson facelift Asia launch expected next year