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Hyundai Tucson became a diesel-electric Mild hybrid

The company Hyundai introduced a new modification of the restyling crossover Tucson. The model was powered by a power plant operating on the basis of a diesel engine using the Mild Hybrid technology.

So, a two-liter 186-horsepower engine on “heavy fuel” operates together with a 12-kilowatt (16 hp) compact electric motor acting as a starter-generator, which, in turn, is powered by a 48-volt on-board electrical system based on lithium-ion battery at 0.44 kilowatt-hours.

This crossover has a four-wheel drive system and is offered with both a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The automaker noted that the use of the hybrid scheme allowed a 7% reduction in the average fuel consumption.

The company also said that in the spring of 2019, the Tucson will have a 48-volt version with a 1.6-liter diesel engine.

The updated Hyundai Tucson was introduced in March at a motor show in New York. From the predecessor, the novelty can be distinguished thanks to a modified trapezoidal grille with sharper angles, as well as other headlamps with L-shaped blocks of LED daytime running lights. Plus, the taillights have undergone minor modernization.

The most significant changes in the salon touched the display of the information and entertainment complex, which moved up and is now installed separately, and not integrated into the front panel, as before.

The engine line was replenished with the 183-hp 2.4-liter naturally aspirated engine, which replaced the 177-hp turbo four, which operates with a seven-speed automatic transmission with two clutches.

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