PETALING JAYA: Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has opened the order books for the fourth-generation 2024 Tucson in Malaysia.
Fully imported (CBU) from South Korea, the five-seater Tucson comes in three variants, all of them front-wheel drive: 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) 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’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design features daytime running lights concealed within a Parametric Jewel grille, full-width tail lamps, angular wheel arches and complex, chiselled surfaces.
The interior features a button-less centre stack under an eight-inch infotainment touch-screen with wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and voice recognition.
“The Tucson is Hyundai’s entrant in the important C-SUV segment,” said Low Yuan Lung, managing director of HSDM.
Further details on the new Tucson will be revealed closer to launch.
Bookings can be made at any authorised Hyundai sales outlet nationwide or on Hyundai’s online booking platform ClicktoBuy (https://www.hyundai.com.my/clicktobuy/).