Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the fourth-generation Tucson in Malaysia, introducing a key contender in the competitive C-SUV segment. After opening the order books and presenting the model publicly, the Tucson aims to build on its legacy as Hyundai’s best-selling SUV, with over seven million units sold globally since 2004.
The Tucson’s design, centred around ‘Sensuous Sportiness,’ features a Parametric Jewel grille with concealed daytime running lights, full-width tail lamps, angular wheel arches, and refined surfaces. The interior showcases a modern, wrap-around design with an eight-inch infotainment touch-screen supporting wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and voice recognition.
The three fully imported (CBU) Tucson models from South Korea—the 2.0 Lite, 1.6T Plus, and 1.6T Max—are all front-wheel drive. While the other two variants combine a turbocharged Smartstream 1.6 TGDi engine that develops 180PS and 265Nm of torque with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch gearbox (DCT) that features push-button gear selection, the 2.0 Lite’s Smartstream MPI engine produces 156PS and 192Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic.
Standard safety features across variants include seven airbags, electronic parking brake with auto hold, Blind Spot Collision Warning, and Safe Exit Warning. The range-topping 1.6T Max boasts additional amenities, including powered and heated/ventilated seats, a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, power tailgate, auto wipers, wireless phone charging, and Hyundai SmartSense safety suite.
The Tucson is offered in Amazon Gray Metallic, Phantom Black Pearl, Creamy White Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl, and Silky Bronze Metallic. Pricing, on-the-road before insurance, starts 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 by December 31, 2023, receive a complimentary extended warranty (five years/300,000km) and free service package (three years/50,000km), with the option available at RM10,000 thereafter.
Bookings can be made at any authorised Hyundai sales outlet nationwide or on Hyundai’s online booking platform.