The fourth-gen Hyundai Tucson will arrive in U.S. shores in hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Here are five things you need to know about the 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV:
1. Most powerful 2022 Hyundai Tucson configuration
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid uses the same internal combustion engine as the 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. It’s a 1.6-litre T-GDi turbocharged gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder mill that produces 180 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500-4,500 rpm. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV shares a 6-speed automatic torque converter transmission also with the Tucson HEV.
The plug-in hybrid variant has more advanced electrification, with a higher-output motor and a higher-capacity battery. Refer to the table below to compare the mechanical differences between the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants:
|Parameter\Specification||2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Specification||2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV Specification|
|Engine||1.6L T-GDi||1.6L T-GDi|
|Engine Max. Power||180 hp at 5,500 rpm||180 hp at 5,500 rpm|
|Engine Max. Torque||195 lb.-ft. at 1,500-4,500 rpm||59 hp at 1,600-2,000 rpm|
|Electric Motor Power||59 hp at 1,600-2,000 rpm||90 hp at 2,100-3,300 rpm|
|Electric Motor Torque||195 lb.-ft. at 0-1,600 rpm||224 lb.-ft. at 2,100 rpm|
|Combined Power||227 hp||261 hp|
|Battery||Lithium-ion Polymer||Lithium-ion Polymer|
|Battery Voltage||270 V||360 V|
|Battery Energy Storage Capacity||1.49 kWh||13.8 kWh|
|Battery Power Output||64 kW||88 kW|
|On-board Charger Peak Power||–||7.2 kW at 240 V|
|100% Charging Time||–||2 hours|
|Cargo Capacity (SAE)||38.7 cu. ft. (rear seats up)/73.3 cu. ft. (rear seats folded down)||31.9 (rear seats up)/65.2 (rear seats folded down)|
|Cargo Capacity (Max.)||41.2 cu. ft. (rear seats up)/80.3 cu. ft. (rear seats folded down)||TBD|
2. Electric range not better than Toyota RAV4 Prime’s
The Hyundai Tucson PHEV doesn’t drive as long as the Toyota RAV4 PHEV in the EV mode. The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid has an EPA-estimated EV mode range of 42 miles. The Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid is yet to receive its EPA-estimated EV mode range, but the company’s estimate is 28 miles.
In Europe, the Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid is officially expected to return an all-electric range of over 50 km or 31 miles in the WLTP. The Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid, in comparison, offers an all-electric range of 75 km or 47 miles of all-electric range in the WLTP.
3. Standard AWD
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is the first Hyundai SUV in which the plug-in hybrid variant gets Hyundai’s HTRAC AWD system as standard. The same applies for the new compact SUV’s hybrid variant.
4. Not made in Alabama, USA
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid will be shipped from Hyundai’s Ulsan factory in South Korea instead of the company’s Alabama factory in the USA.
5. Summer 2021 Release Date
The Hyundai Tucson PHEV will go on sale in the U.S. market in summer 2021. Hyundai would announce prices closer to the launch.
2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV FAQs
What is the 2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV EV range?
The Hyundai Tucson PHEV EV range is 28 miles (Hyundai est.).
What is the 2022 Hyundai Tucson plug-in hybrid release date?
Summer 2021 is the Hyundai Tucson PHEV release date.