2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV, with a 261hp powertrain, revealed

Dwaipayan Roy
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2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV, with a 261hp powertrain, revealed
2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV, with a 261hp powertrain, revealed

17 Mar 2021: 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV, with a 261hp powertrain, revealed

Hyundai has revealed the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of its 2022 Tucson SUV. It will be up for grabs in the US this summer.

As for the highlights, the car has an eye-catching design and a spacious cabin with many features. It draws power from a hybrid powertrain and delivers an electric-only range of 51.5km on a full charge.

Here are more details.

Exteriors: The car has an aggressive front fascia

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV has an eye-catching design, featuring a muscular bonnet, a cascading grille, sleek LED headlights, a wide air dam, and a silvered skid plate.

It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, chrome garnish around the windows, indicator-mounted ORVMs, sharp body lines, and designer alloy wheels.

A full-width taillight and 'TUCSON' lettering are present on the rear end.

Interiors: The vehicle has a tech-loaded 5-seater cabin

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV has a spacious cabin with a sunroof, heated front seats, auto climate control, and a multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control.

It houses an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An optional 10.3-inch screen with built-in navigation is also available.

For safety, multiple airbags, automated emergency braking, and lane-departure warning are being offered.

Engine: It runs on a 261hp, 1.6-liter engine

The 2022 Tucson PHEV draws power from a 261hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine linked to a 6-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system with a dedicated Snow mode.

The mill is connected to a 13.8kWh battery pack that delivers an electric-only range of 51.5km on a full charge.

The car supports Level 2 charging of up to 7.2kW and is engineered for at-home overnight charging.

Fact: 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV: Pricing and availability

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV will arrive in the US this summer and should carry a price-tag of around $35,000 (approximately Rs. 25.4 lakh). At this price-point, it will go against the Toyota RAV4 Prime.