Prices and BiK for fleet-friendly Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid
Hyundai has revealed details for its Tucson Plug-in Hybrid, which is priced from £39,330 and scores a 10% Benefit-in-Kind rating.
Particularly expected to appeal to fleets, the PHEV variant joins the full hybrid and mild hybrid engines launched in the initial line-up for the fourth-generation Tucson; the brand has said its midsize SUV will have the widest range of electrified powertrains in its class.
On sale from 22 March, the Tucson Plug-in Hybrid uses the same 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream engine as the conventional and mild hybrid powertrains but paired up with a 91hp electric motor, giving a combined 265hp maximum power and 350Nm maximum torque. The motor is powered by a 13.8kWh lithium polymer battery with an onboard 7.2kW charger and an electric-only range of up 31 miles. Official fuel economy and CO2 emissions are yet to be confirmed, but Hyundai says it’s in the 10% BiK bracket for the current tax year, rising to 11% for 2021/22.
It comes as standard with a six-speed auto transmission and four-wheel drive including a Terrain Mode selector.
Alongside its zero-emissions capability and low BiK, the Tucson is also expected to appeal to fleets due to high standard specification.
As with the conventional hybrid, the plug-in hybrid Tucson is available with two of the three trims from the wider range. The entry-level Premium includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, 10.25-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with Bluelink connected car services and a 10.25-inch driver’s instrument cluster.
Ultimate specification is priced from £42,030 and adds 19-inch wheels, leather seat facings, panoramic glass sunroof and smart electric tailgate. The Ultimate can also be specified with an optional Tech Pack that includes electronically controlled suspension, remote smart park assist, blind spot view monitor, around view monitor and parking collision avoidance assist.
The Tucson Plug-in Hybrid also gets Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty, eight-year/100,000-mile battery warranty, roadside assistance package, five-year annual health check and 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.