The Hyundai Tucson Sport has been unveiled in South Africa. To be produced in a limited run of just 500 units, the Tucson Sport is a brainchild of the Korean car manufacturer’s performance division – N Performance.
The Hyundai Tucson Sport follows on the footsteps of the Elantra Sport with a retuned version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged engine under the hood. Its power figure has been bumped up from 175bhp to 201bhp, while the torque has received a 30Nm boost up to 295Nm. Visually, a body kit with side skirts and a rear diffuser sets it apart from the standard Tucson. It rides on 19-inch wheels with a new alloy wheel design, up from the standard car’s 17-inch wheels. It now breathes out through a quad pipe exhaust system.
As for the Indian market, we do not expect Hyundai to launch the Tucson Sport any time soon. While customers might be willing to spend extra money on the body kit, it seems unlikely that the performance boost will find many takers. The Tucson range begins at ₹ 19 lakh for the base petrol variant going all the way up to ₹ 25 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi) for the automatic diesel trim.