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Hyundai Tucson 2022: Full line-up now available in Australia to take on Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester

The new Tucson was launched in April, but there have been delays in getting specific engines into Australia.

The Hyundai Tucson is in position to boost its sales and close the gap to the likes of the Subaru Forester, Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Outlander in popularity.

The all-new Tucson launched back in April, but it has taken until September for all models of the range to hit Australian showrooms.

Between April and June only the 2.0-litre petrol models were available, then in June the 1.6-litre turbo-petrol arrived, followed by the 2.0-litre diesel in July. August saw the arrival of the N Line trim grade, but not on all models. Only now, in September, are all variants of the Tucson available in Australia – which gives the brand confidence sales will grow.

The Tucson is currently the sixth best-selling medium SUV, behind the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail and Subaru Forester. However, it was only 23 sales behind the Forester in July.

It’s also only less than 1250 units behind the third-placed Outlander, so the expanded range could help propel the Tucson up the sales charts.

“With the recent arrival of the new Tucson N Line models, we now have the full 2021 Tucson range available in dealerships for the first time,” a Hyundai spokesperson told CarsGuide.

“We are expecting the race-inspired N Line option pack to be very popular with customers, given it’s an incredible value proposition at all levels, especially on the entry car.”

Unlike the N Line variants for the i30, i30 Sedan and Sonata range that are specific variants with unique engines, the Tucson will get an N Line styling package that will be available on any grade.

While there won’t be any more power or a unique suspension tune, the Tucson N Line upgrade brings an N Line bodykit, unique 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights as well as a black front grille and silver skid plates. Inside there’s unique N Line leather and suede upholstery and a 10.25-inch digital instrument display.

Pricing for the N Line varies across the range, adding $3500 to the 2.0-litre petrol, $2000 to the Elite and $1000 to the Highlander grade.