Hyundai Europe has revealed the Tucson N Line, complete with sport-themed cosmetic and trim enhancements.
The first SUV to get an N Line variant, the Tucson gets redesigned bumpers, a new dark mesh pattern front grille with dark chrome surrounds, 19-inch alloy wheels, gloss black mirrors and rear spoiler, black-bezel headlights, model-specific LED daytime-running lights and darkened window frames for a more 'dynamic look'.
Hyundai has tweaked the power steering system and adjusted the suspension for a sportier drive, too, with 5.0 per cent greater rigidity at the rear and an 8.0 per cent improvement at the front.
The company says software changes for the steering make the Tucson feel "slightly more" direct and linear through the wheel.
Inside, the Tucson N Line picks up N-branded leather/suede combination sports seats with contrast red stitching, along with red stitching on the steering wheel. There's also alloy pedals, and a leather-wrapped N gear shifter with red accents.
Hyundai will offer three powertrain options in Europe, along with the option of front- or all-wheel drive.
Current engines that will be carried over to the N Line include the 130kW 1.6-litre 'T-GDi' turbo petrol engine, and the 136kW 2.0-litre 'CRDi' turbo-diesel with 48V mild-hybrid technology.
Lastly, the N Line will be available with the company's new 100kW 1.6-litre 'CRDi' turbo-diesel, which also utilises 48V mild-hybrid tech, which reduces fuel consumption by up to 11 per cent on the NEDC 2.0 cycle.
Although not ruled out, Hyundai Australia tells us the Tucson N-Line has yet to be confirmed for the local market. We will update this story as it develops.