It’s been a long time coming, but Hyundai has finally confirmed that the Tucson Hybrid is on track to launch in Australia in 2024.
The mid-size SUV competes with the hugely popular SUV Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will land on site in the first half of next year.
The price of the car hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it’s likely to be in line with that of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine depending on how Hyundai has positioned the smaller car Kona Hybrid.
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The brand is pushing to offer more electric cars, but it’s also offering options for buyers who aren’t quite ready to take the plunge.
“We want everyone to progress with us to an electrified state, but if you can’t do that, then how can you make sure you have a true ICE offering that’s competitively priced and then within that, make a move to hybrid propulsion.” if you feel that’s the case?” The first step towards electrification is a hybrid, but not a full electric vehicle,” Hyundai Australia COO John Kett told the media.
“We want to see the volume we’re getting at Tucson today and see if Hybrid can actually increase it — and not necessarily cannibalize it,” he said.
force in the Tucson Hybrid It features a 1.6 liter turbo engine with a 44.2 kW electric motor and a 1.49 kWh battery.
The combined peak power is 169 kW and the declared fuel consumption is 5.7 liters per 100 km.
Upon arrival, the electrified Tucson will join the smaller and larger Kona santa fe when offering hybrid electricity on site. Reports from overseas point to the largest Hyundai SUV to date palisadewill also offer a hybrid option when it is phased out in 2025.
It’s on track to arrive Down Under in 2024.
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