Explore the features of the Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid .
Setting new standards.
Featuring an impressive range of state-of-the-art smart tech, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is setting new standards in the compact SUV segment. Enjoy the latest connectivity as well as best-in-class safety features and advanced driver-assistance systems.
Driving thrills with low-emissions and no-compromises.
The TUCSON’s plug-in hybrid system delivers maximum fuel efficiency and some serious driving thrills. It is based on the potent combination of the 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream engine paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor, powered by a 13.8 kWh lithium polymer battery. Together, the gasoline engine and electric motor deliver 265 PS maximum power and 304 Nm maximum torque.
Depending on the driving situation, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid switches seamlessly between its petrol engine and electric motor. The regenerative braking system charges the battery by using the electric motor to slow the car. The energy stored in the battery then powers the electric motor to help in acceleration, uphill driving and low speed driving. This complex energy flow is illustrated in these animations.
Start/ Low Speed.
When starting or driving at low speed, the electricity stored in the battery powers the electric motor to move the TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid.
During heavy acceleration or driving uphill, the electric motor and petrol engine work in parallel to maximise acceleration and minimise fuel consumption.
At constant speeds, power is provided by either the petrol engine or the electric motor, whichever is the most energy-efficient in that situation.
The regenerative braking system charges the battery by using the electric motor to slow the car. When decelerating or driving downhill, the energy generated is stored in the battery.
When decelerating (e.g. through braking or when driving downhill) the electric motor operates as a generator and regenerates kinetic energy into electric energy, which is then stored in the battery and used to power the electric motor.
More performance. Less emissions. CVVD Engine Technology.
Hyundai has developed the world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology. It optimizes engine performance and fuel efficiency while also being eco-friendly. The valve control technology regulates the duration of valve opening and closing according to driving conditions.
Multiple convenient ways to charge.
Thanks to Hyundai’s innovative powertrain technology, charging can be quick and convenient. You can charge at a public AC charging station, a home wall box or domestic wall socket. And when you’re plugged in at home, you can remotely schedule charging via your smartphone and the Bluelink® app during low-demand hours for lower rates.
The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid's advanced battery management system gives you complete control over when and how you want to charge it. Pick a time that best fits your schedule and budget, with clear overview of remaining charging time.
Charging time reservation.
A few taps is all it takes to save money. Use the scheduled charging function to program start and stop charging times to make the most of off-peak electricity rates and wake up to a fully charged battery.
Set a Charging Limit – for example 50% – to take advantage of a fast-charger station in the city for the drive home – and then fully charge the battery at home while you’re sleep to take advantage of low electricity rates at night.
Find a charging station and a parking spot!
The TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid comes with everything you need to enjoy electric mobility at its best. Its free LIVE Services subscription lets you access real-time information on EV charging stations, on- & off-street parking and Hyundai dealerships. What’s more, it also provides you with real-time traffic information as well as speed camera alerts*, points of interest (POI) online search and weather conditions.
Cutting-edge connectivity to-go.
Naturally, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid has also been upgraded with cutting edge connectivity features like Bluelink® Connected Car Services, which lets you control your car from your smartphone – or with your voice. A free five-year subscription to Hyundai’s LIVE Services is included with the 10.25” big screen navigation system.
Bluelink® Connected Car Services.
Control your car from your smartphone – or with your voice. The latest Bluelink upgrade let’s you take full advantage of our state-of-the-art Connected Car Services. On top of the many clever features you can control with the Bluelink app, a free three-year subscription to Hyundai’s LIVE Services is also included with the navigation system with real-time information on traffic, parking or charging stations.
*Bluelink is available on our latest range of Tucson Executive Plus Plug-in models. Contact your local dealer to find out more.Discover Bluelink
High-speed wireless charging.*
Enjoy high-speed wireless charging for your smartphone. The power has been increased from 5W to 15W for even faster charging. The unit features an integrated cooling function to prevent overheating.
* Only on Executive models and upwards.
Front and rear USB ports.
Stay charged up. The Tucson is available with front and rear USB ports to ensure that everyone on board can charge their devices when on the road.
Premium sound system.
The premium sound system delivers stellar performance with eight high-performance speakers and a subwoofer optimally tuned to deliver startling realism.
A compact SUV that's big on comfort and convenience.
Versatile and connected, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is also big on comfort and convenience. Clever features like remote folding seats make loading cargo quick and easy. And a smart walk-in device gives you easy control over the front passenger seat. Your passengers will love the heated seats in the front as well as Multi Air Mode with indirect air vents for a more pleasant indoor environment.
Smart power tailgate.*
Enjoy easy loading. The tailgate opens automatically when the proximity of the smart key is detected for 3 seconds – which is especially practical when you have both hands full coming out of the shops. What’s more, you can set the lift height to different settings according to your preference.
* Only in Executive Plus models.
Experience a new level of climate control.
Let’s face it. Everybody’s different. Some like it hot and others want it cooler. That’s why we’ve equipped the Tucson with Multi-Air Mode technology. It diffuses the air through indirect and direct air vent so the air blows more gently but the overall wind volume remains the same.
Multi-Air Mode technology.
Maximise your individual comfort. For the first time in a Hyundai vehicle, the Tucson’s hidden type Multi-Air Mode technology consists of a combination of direct and indirect air vents for air conditioning and heating to create a more pleasant indoor environment with more gentle air flow.
The driver and front seat passenger will love the optional heated seats. And there are also heated rear seats available for the back seat passengers.
Best-in-class safety and driving assist package.
With best-in-class advanced driver-assistance systems and an active safety package with a range of innovative features, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid delivers even more peace of mind. Equipped with an enhanced seven-airbag system, it features a first row centre side airbag, a feature unique to this segment. It prevents front row passengers from colliding with one another, minimising the risk of serious injuries.
Lane Following Assist (LFA).
The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid features Lane Following Assist (LFA). When activated, it keeps the car centred in its lane at speeds between 0 and 180 km/h on motorways and city streets.
High Beam Assist (HBA).*
Detects oncoming vehicles and vehicles in the same lane and automatically switches to low-beam. When no more vehicles are detected, it reactivates the high beams, maximising your range of vision.* Only in Executive Plus model.
Automatically calls emergency services if you’re in an accident and the airbags deploy. Or push the SOS button for emergency assistance at any time, 365 days a year.
Keeping an extra eye on your children's safety.
The Tucson has been upgraded with a stellar range of advanced smart tech to ensure that you – and your family – can stay safe and make the most of every journey. We’ve included a few features that help you keep an extra eye on your little ones.