The new Hyundai Tucson will get a fuel-efficient 48V mild hybrid powertrain and will be the first model in the company’s line-up to offer the new technology that adds to the brand’s contribution to a cleaner future. To be launched across Europe in the summer, the new Hyundai Tucson also promises a major design update and a wider range of advanced technology. It is also interesting to note that besides the upgraded powertrain portfolio, all Tucson engines meet the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards.
In an official statement, Andreas Christoph Hoffman, Vice President Marketing and Product, said that the company is undergoing a process of further expansion of its electrification strategy with the aim of making clean technologies more accessible for a wider customer base. He mentioned that it will be offered in combination with more engines in the future, as part of the company’s highly diverse mix of electrified solutions.
The 2,0 litre diesel engine is the most powerful in the new Tucson’s powertrain line-up. It offers a output of 18bhp and comes with four-wheel drive; it can be paired with a 6 speed manual transmission or optionally with the newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission. The 48V mild hybrid powertrain system is available in combination with the 2.0 litre diesels engine. It compromises a 0.44kW/h 48-volt Lithium ion battery, a mild hybrid starter generator (MHSG), an LCD converter (Low voltage DC/DC) and an inverter. Te system is designed in a manner that switches automatically between mechanical use of the engine and energy recuperation.
The aim of Hyundai is to bring down fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 7% along with the manual transmission in NEDC conversion. By next year, the 48V mild hybrid technology will be introduced by Hyundai with new Smart Stream 1.6 litre diesel engine in the new Tucson.