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.
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.