September 22, 2023


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Hyundai Tucson Hybrid coming to battle RAV4 in 2024

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It’s been a very long time coming, however Hyundai has lastly confirmed the Tucson Hybrid is on monitor to reach in Australia throughout 2024.

The mid-sized SUV rival to the rampantly in style Toyota RAV4 hybrid will contact down regionally within the first half subsequent 12 months.

Pricing for the automobile hasn’t been confirmed, but it surely’s prone to be aligned with that of the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol based mostly on how Hyundai has positioned the smaller Kona Hybrid.

The model says it’s pushing in direction of providing extra electrical automobiles, however can even provide choices for consumers who aren’t able to make the leap simply but.

“We wish everybody to march ahead with us to an electrified state, however should you can’t get there how will you be sure you have a real ICE providing that’s value aggressive, after which inside {that a} step as much as hybrid should you really feel your first step to electrification is hybrid however not a full EV,” Hyundai Australia COO John Kett informed media.

“We wish to see the amount that we’re getting at the moment on Tucson, and see if hybrid can really develop it – not essentially cannibalise it,” he mentioned.

Energy within the Tucson Hybrid comes from a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine with a 44.2kW electrical motor and a 1.49kWh battery pack.

Mixed, peak energy is 169kW and claimed gasoline economic system is 5.7 litres per 100km.

Together with the Toyota RAV4 hybrid, the Tucson Hybrid will tackle the Nissan X-Path e-Energy and the associated Kia Sportage Hybrid, the latter of which can also be on monitor to reach in Australia subsequent 12 months.

When it arrives, the electrified Tucson will be part of the smaller Kona and bigger Santa Fe in providing hybrid energy regionally. Experiences from abroad counsel the largest Hyundai SUV, the Palisade, can even provide a hybrid possibility when it’s changed in 2025.

Above the Palisade hybrid will sit the Ioniq 7, a totally electrical seven-seater sharing its bones with the Kia EV9.

It’s on monitor to reach Down Below in 2024.

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