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2019 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SUV unveiled for Europe – Times of India

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Hyundai has unveiled the 2019 model of its Tucson SUV with a hybrid powertrain for the European market. The model will be equipped with a fuel-efficient 48V mild hybrid powertrain system which is available in combination with the 2.0-litre diesel engine.

It will be the first model in the company’s line-up to offer the new technology that will be launched across Europe in the summer.

“With our new mild hybrid powertrain system for our best-selling model, we are further expanding the company’s electrification strategy to make clean technologies accessible for even more customers,” Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe, said.

“It will be available in combination with more engines in the future, as part of our highly diverse mix of electrified solutions,” he added.

In addition to the upgraded powertrain portfolio, all Tucson engines meet the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards. The 2019 version also offers a major design update, advanced technology and convenience features.

The 2.0 diesel engine is the most powerful in the New Tucson’s powertrain line-up offering an output of 186PS. It comes with four-wheel drive and can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or optionally with the newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission. Mated to the hybrid technology, the powertrain comprises a 0.44 kW/h 48-volt lithium-ion battery, a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG), a LDC converter (Low Voltage DC/DC) and an inverter.

Under acceleration, the MHSG supports the engine with up to 12 kW and thereby reducing fuel consumption. The system switches automatically between the mechanical use of the engine and energy recuperation. It assists the combustion engine by discharging the battery to reduce engine load with light acceleration or to provide additional torque to the engine under strong acceleration.

During in-gear deceleration and braking, energy is recuperated to recharge the battery. In this way, the system significantly improves the engine’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions without sacrificing the performance.

With this technology, Hyundai aims to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 7 per cent combined with the manual transmission in NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) conversion.

By spring 2019, the 48 V mild hybrid technology will also be available with new Smart Stream 1.6-litre diesel engine in the New Tucson in Europe.

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