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First details about the new Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The drive of the compact SUV consists of the combination of a new turbo engine with direct gasoline injection, the 1.6-liter T-GDI Smartstream, with a 66.9 kilowatt electric motor. Its lithium-ion polymer battery has a capacity of 13.8 kilowatt hours. Together, the petrol engine and the electric motor deliver 195 kW (265 hp) maximum power and 350 Nm maximum torque. This makes the plug-in hybrid the most powerful variant in the engine range of the new Hyundai Tucson. In combination with the new electric motor, the six-speed automatic transmission offers optimum power transmission to all four wheels. In order to minimize air resistance and thereby lower both fuel consumption and emissions, the new compact SUV, as a plug-in hybrid, has an active air flap in the radiator grille. It regulates the air intake depending on the coolant temperature of the engine, the vehicle speed and other factors

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