Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has rolled-out the new 1.6L Turbo GDI (T-GDI) Petrol Engine variant of the Hyundai Tucson, priced at RM145,588, OTR without insurance.

It’s powered by a turbocharged 1.6L T-GDI gasoline engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) that delivers 175hp at 5,500rpm and 265Nm peak torque at between 1,500rpm and 4,500rpm.

Besides the new powertrain, the new variant also includes new features LED positioning headlights with static bending lights, auto hold function that automatically holds the brake steady once the vehicle has come to a complete stop, and a smart powered tailgate which opens at the approach of the key-holder, as well as newly designed rims.

With the launch of the 1.6L T-GDI variant, HSDM hopes to expand its SUV offerings to cater to more market segments, and expects more Tucson variants to be introduced in the coming months.

The Tucson benefits from a solid body structure featuring 51% of ultra-high strength steel for improved torsional rigidity and impact resistance, along with a host of innovative passive and active safety features.

The safety features include vehicle stability management (VSM), hillstart assist control (HAC), downhill brake control (DBC), electric parking brake (EPB) with an automatic vehicle hold feature and six airbags.

Designed based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme, the front of the Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects to the headlamps with LED Positioning Lamps to create a distinctive identity.

On the inside, a premium wrapped instrument panel is offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance the occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess, while interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials and an all interior switchgear with a more refined feel during operation.

Optional accessories with added costs, such as two leather packages for seats and interior door trimmings in red or white, body kit and 19” rims are available.

This best-selling Hyundai C-segment SUV, posted a total global sales of 238,951 units in 2016, registering a sales growth of 9.75 per cent from the year before.

All Tucson variants are entitled to 50,000km free service with three-year validity, and HSDM offers a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles.

A 24-hour road assist service is also available now for new and existing Hyundai vehicles.


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