Fourth-gen Hyundai Tucson launched in Malaysia – 3 variants, from RM159k

2023 Hyundai Tucson-1

HAVING opened the order books and displayed the model publicly for the first time in the country only last week, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has now officially launched the fourth-generation Tucson in Malaysia.

The new Tucson’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design is a striking departure from the previous generation, featuring head turning elements including daytime running lights concealed within a Parametric Jewel grille, full-width tail lamps, angular wheel arches and complex, chiselled surfaces.

The modern yet cosseting wrap-around interior features a button-less centre stack under an eight-inch infotainment touch-screen with wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and voice recognition.

Fully imported (CBU) from South Korea, the Tucson comes in three front-wheel drive variants, namely the 2.0 Lite, 1.6T Plus and 1.6T Max.

The 2.0 Lite’s Smartstream MPI engine produces 156 PS and 192 Nm of torque, and is paired with a six-speed automatic, whereas the other two variants combine a turbocharged Smartstream 1.6 TGDi engine that develops 180 PS and 265 Nm of torque with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

Regardless of variant, the Tucson gets seven airbags including a front-thorax airbag, an electronic parking brake with auto hold, Blind Spot Collision Warning and Safe Exit Warning.

The range-topping 1.6T Max exclusively enjoys eight-way powered and heated/ventilated driver and front passenger seats, a fully digital 10.25-inch instrument panel, a power tailgate, auto wipers, wireless phone charging and a full Hyundai SmartSense safety suite including Smart Cruise Control.

Available colours are Amazon Gray Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl, Creamy White Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl and Silky Bronze Metallic, with the last two not offered on the 2.0 Lite.

The new Tucson is priced, on-the-road before insurance, at RM158,888 for the 2.0 Lite, RM178,888 for the 1.6T Plus and RM195,888 for the 1.6T Max.

The first 100 customers who book on or before 31 December 2023 will receive a complimentary extended warranty (five years/300,000 km) and free service package (three years/50,000 km); thereafter the package will be available at RM10,000.

Bookings can be made at any authorised Hyundai sales outlet nationwide or on Hyundai’s online booking platform Cl!cktoBuy.

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