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New Hyundai Tucson will feature diesel hybrid engine from summer (gallery)

6 Hyundai Tucson facelift

Hyundai has revealed a new 48v diesel mild hybrid powertrain for the facelifted Tucson, which will be in dealerships by summer.

The new drivetrain, which was recently unveiled as a new addition to the Kia Sportage line-up, is expected to improve fuel efficiency by up to 7% and meets the latest Euro 6d Temp emissions regulations.

By mating an electric motor to the brand’s 2.0-litre diesel engine, the new powertrain develops 186PS – making it the most powerful Tucson to date.

The electric motor is used to boost performance but also regenerate power to charge the battery.

Hyundai will add the mild hybrid system to its 1.6-litre diesel engine in early 2019 to offer an even more frugal package.

The new Tucson features styling and specification changes to accompany the new drivetrain's arrival, including a refreshed front end with new headlamps and a new infotainment system.

More details about the new Tucson, including pricing and CO2 emissions, will be available closer to the date of its European launch.

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