Sporty Hyundai Tucson N Line prices revealed

  • Details on new sporty versions the latest Tucson
  • Available with mild-hybrid engines
  • Prices start from £31,110

Prices and specifications for the Hyundai Tucson N Line and N Line S in petrol and mild-hybrid forms have been announced. The car is priced from £31,110 in the UK in this sporty trim level inspired by the brand’s line of N performance models.

For now, Hyundai has only released details for models using the 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine. There’s a manual gearbox available with this engine, but if you choose the seven-speed DCT dual-clutch auto instead, it comes with MHEV mild-hybrid tech. This is a small electric motor and 48v battery that adds a small boost to the engine to improve efficiency.

You can think of the N Line models like BMW’s M Sport version – they look more aggressive and have features from the quicker models in the range, but comes with more efficient engines and a comfier ride of the standard models.

2021 Hyundai Tucson N Line alloy wheel close-up

In the Hyundai Tucson’s case, N Line and N Line S models feature a special grille, N Line badges, a redesigned bumper with larger air intakes, a spoiler at the back, a twin-tip exhaust pipe and 19-inch alloy wheels as standard.

N Line models can also be ordered in special Shadow Grey paint (for £665) and with a contrasting black roof (£500). Other colour options include white, two shades of red, dark grey, silver or black.

Tucson N Line interior makeover

Inside the N Line there are special black suede and leather sports seats with contrasting red stitching, plus a different steering wheel to non-N Line Tucsons. The gear shifter also has N Line design details on it and there are sporty-looking metal pedals and sill covers.

2021 Hyundai Tucson N Line dashboard

N Line models come with heated seats, climate control, parking sensors, keyless entry, wireless phone charging and ambient lighting in the cabin. This is alongside the kit that comes on lesser Tucson models, which includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system with sat-nav and smartphone connectivity, plus a further 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.

N Line S models have all this plus three-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, an electric tailgate, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded stereo, blindspot warning and rear cross traffic alert. You can also add the Tech Pack (£1,050) on this model to get adaptive suspension, a blindspot view monitor and a 360-degree camera.

Tucson N Line engine choices

There are five versions of the Hyundai Tucson N Line for sale at the moment – more are coming, as hybrid and plug-in hybrid models are on the way later in 2021.

The cheapest Tucson N Line is the 1.6-litre petrol model with a six-speed manual gearbox, which costs £31,110. This version of the four-cylinder petrol has 150hp. It’s also available in N Line S form, which is £32,810.

2021 Hyundai Tucson N Line front seats

There’s also a version of this engine with a seven-speed automatic gearbox, which also includes mild-hybrid tech. It’s £33,275, or if you want the higher-spec N Line S version it’s £35,195.

The top-spec Tucson also uses this 1.6-litre engine but it’s tuned to produce 180hp with mild-hybrid tech and the automatic gearbox. It’s only available in N Line S form and costs from £37,065.

What this means for you

If you want a sporty-looking car but need the practicality and fuel economy of a small SUV like the Hyundai Tucson, these new N Line models are worth a look.

There are plenty of other versions of the Tucson, including SE Connect, Premium and  Ultimate trim levels that have nearly as much kit – or more – but they don’t bring the sporty looks and smart-looking interior details of the N Line cars.

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Grey 2021 Hyundai Tucson N rear three-quarter