New Hyundai Tucson to feature mild hybrid powertrain

Published: 05 June 2018

► Refreshed Tucson mild hybrid
► Launch date of summer in Europe
► Better fuel efficiency from SUV

Hyundai is taking steps forward in terms of emissions reduction by releasing its first model with a mild hybrid powertrain. The updated Hyundai Tucson, complete with mild hybrid engine tech, will go on sale in summer 2018.

Hyundai's mild hybrid equipment is said to reduce fuel usage and CO2 emissions by 7 percent, giving more incentive for the already best-selling Hyundai in Europe in 2016 and 2017 to be picked up and used more widely.

Acceleration is supported with up to 12kW of power reducing fuel consumption during in-gear deceleration and braking. Energy is recuperated to recharge the battery, decreasing emissions and fuel usage. It's the same system as seen on the refreshed Kia Sportage, too.

There's also a 2.0 diesel engine which produces 182bhp with four-wheel drive, a 6-speed manual transmission and 8 speed automatic transmission, it really is a significant upgrade from the already great Tucson.

Expect to see the updated Tucson in summer 2018.

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