Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the fourth-generation Tucson in Malaysia. The Fourth Generation Tucson are fully imported (CBU) from South Korea and comes in three variants, all of them front-wheel drive: 2.0 Lite, 1.6T Plus and 1.6T Max.
The latest 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.
For the engines, 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) that features push-button gear selection.
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 (https://www.hyundai.com.my/clicktobuy/).