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The New Hyundai Tucson, which enters production this month, will be equipped with a fuel-efficient 48 V mild hybrid powertrain.
With the updated design and new security assistants, the production of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, first on display at the New York Auto Show in March, began. The Korean manufacturer announced that the makeup Hyundai Tucson will be the first model with diesel-light hybrid technology supported by the 48 V system.
Fuel savings with maximum driving pleasure
For the first time in a Hyundai, the New Tucson features a 48 V mild hybrid powertrain system which is available in combination with the 2.0 litre diesel engine. The technology designed for electrification comprises a 0.44 kW/h 48-volt lithium-ion battery, a Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG), a LDC converter (Low Voltage DC/DC) and an inverter. Under acceleration the MHSG supports the engine with up to 12 kW and thereby reducing fuel consumption. The system switches automatically between mechanical use of the engine and energy recuperation. The MHSG assists the combustion engine by discharging the battery to reduce engine load with light acceleration or to provide additional torque to the engine under strong acceleration. During in-gear deceleration and braking, energy is recuperated to recharge the battery. In this way, the system significantly improves the engine’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions without sacrificing maximum driving pleasure.
Production of Hyundai Tucson in 2019 began this month. The European launch of the car, which will make the world premiere at the New York Auto Show, will take place in the coming weeks. Detailed information about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson will be released during the year’s end and will be revealed during the launch.