Hyundai Motor showcases a wide range of innovative fuel efficiency and connectivity technologies at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
The Hyundai Tucson PHEV concept, based on the All-New Tucson platform, is equipped with a 1.7-litre diesel engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, both available in the All-New Tucson line-up.
The engine generates 115 PS and is accompanied by a 68 PS electric motor and a 10,7 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, which enables the car to drive in pure-electric mode for more than 50 km. The combined engine has a maximum power of 183 PS and delivers an impressive 474 Nm of torque. Hyundai engineers estimate CO2 emissions of less than 48 g/km while the vehicle’s performance capabilities could be increased significantly.
The electric motor is placed at the rear of the car and drives the rear axle, whereas the diesel engine drives the front axle. This setup enables the car to switch between rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive depending on the driving situation.
For greater driver engagement and choice, the Hyundai Tucson PHEV concept is equipped with a 4-mode drive selection. The ‘Auto’ mode operates all systems for highest fuel efficiency. The ‘Zero Emission Vehicle’ (ZEV) mode uses only the electric motor – if the battery charge level is sufficient. This mode is particularly useful when leaving the house quietly in the morning or when driving in low-speed city traffic. In ‘4WD’ mode both engines operate to enable all-wheel drive functionality, while in ‘Sport’ the performance characteristics of both engines are prioritised.