SHAH ALAM: Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has opened their order books for the facelifted Tucson, which is slated to be launched by end-October.
Updated with a new cascading grille flanked by reshaped headlights, this version has exterior updates that are mainly on the front of the vehicle, leaving the side profile largely unchanged while the rear is updated with a new bumper and refined tailgate lines.
Other exterior upgrades include new 17-inch rims as well as LED front lamp and rear lamp (applicable for the Turbo variant).
Customers can also expect major upgrades in the interior.
“The Tucson is more appealing than before with the new makeover and it remains one of the popular Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in Malaysia. We expect good response for this version as it fulfills every aspect of customers’ expectations of an SUV. It’s visually appealing, safe, powerful, packed with advanced features and offers comfort to both the driver and passengers,” said Dennis Ho, managing director of Sime Darby Motors (Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan).
HSDM will be launching two variants for this facelifted model namely the 1.6L Turbo and the 2.0L Elegance.
The 1.6L T-GDI produces 177PS of horsepower and delivers a maximum torque of 265Nm from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm while the Nu 2.0L MPi produces 155PS of horsepower at 6,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 192Nm at 4,000 rpm.
The selling price is expected to be from RM123,888 (Price indicated is only applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and excludes insurance).
The facelifted Tucson is entitled to 50,000km free service with 3 years’ validity and a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty.