Hyundai is enhancing its range of electrified models with the launch of the new Tucson plug-in hybrid and updated Kona Electric.
Priced from £39,330, the Tucson plug-in hybrid joins the existing hybrid and mild-hybrid models in the line-up.
It’s the first time plug-in hybrid technology had been offered on the Tucson and helps improve its efficiency thanks to a zero-emission range of more than 30 miles.
Plug-in hybrid Tucsons feature active aerodynamics with an Active Air Flap that adjusts air intake depending on the engine coolant temperature, vehicle speed, and more, in order to minimise air resistance and maximise fuel efficiency.
All-wheel-drive comes standard on the plug-in hybrid too, with a Terrain Mode selector for safe driving on challenging terrain. The system can variably distribute driving power to the front and rear wheels depending on traction conditions and the driving state, while the Terrain Mode selector will optimise power, torque and braking depending on the road conditions.
Two trims are available, Premium and Ultimate, which aligns with the trims available on the Hybrid variants.
Priced from £39,330, the Tucson Premium plug-in hybrid includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, 10.25-inch touchscreen satnav with connected car services and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.
Ultimate specification is priced from £42,030 and adds 19-inch wheels, leather seat facings, panoramic glass sunroof and smart electric tailgate.
The optional Tech Pack is available on Ultimate models and includes electronically controlled suspension, remote smart park assist, blind spot view monitor, around view monitor and parking collision avoidance assist.
Two years after its launch, the Kona electric has been given a facelift, new trim structure and revised pricing.
It continues to be offered with two battery options: the 64kWh version offers a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, while the 39.2kWh model offers up to 189 miles.
Exterior styling changes includes new lights and bumpers front and rear, while inside it now features a 10.25-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen as standard.
The new Kona Electric also has Hyundai’s SmartSense safety package, with upgraded features including rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist and blind-spot collision avoidance assist.
Another feature new to this model is the leading vehicle departure alert which alerts the driver if they do not react fast enough when the vehicle ahead of them starts moving.
Three trim levels are available. The entry-level SE Connect (£30,125 inc grant) includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto and a five-year Bluelink subscription. It also has rear parking sensors with a rear view camera, keyless entry with stop/start button and smart adaptive cruise control with stop/go function.
The Premium trim (from £31,475 inc grant) gets full LED headlamps, heated front seats, heated steering wheel and cabin ambient lighting. Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCA) are also added.
A new range-topping Ultimate (£37,375 inc grant) trim includes an electric tilt and slide sunroof, Highway Drive Assist function, head up display, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
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