While the all-new Hyundai Tucson remains a considerably fresh newcomer to the C-Segment SUV market in Malaysia, in Europe it’s a completely different story for the Korean giant.

Despite being introduced to the European continent in September (two months prior to its Malaysian arrival), Hyundai received over 85,000 orders – 10,000 of which are from the UK alone. This means Hyundai Motor’s manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic will continue producing the Tucson at its optimum capacity.Hyundai-Tucson-Launch-1


Name Hyundai Tucson 2.0L Elegance Hyundai Tucson 2.0L Executive
1,999cc; inline-4 DOHC
1,999cc; inline-4 DOHC
Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Max Power 153 hp @ 6,200 rpm 153 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Max Torque 192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Price (OTR with insurace) RM129,888.99 RM143,888.00

The most popular variant proves to be their 1.7-litre turbodiesel (114 hp, 260 Nm) variant, accounting for over 34 percent of the orders. Over here, we only get the older 2.0-litre Nu MPI engine that makes 153 hp at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.Hyundai-Tucson-Launch-32

Just two flavours of the Tucson is sold here – the Elegance and Executive variants. The former is priced at RM130k, while the Executive costs RM144k including GST and insurance. Each purchase will be packaged with Hyundai’s 5-year or 300,000km warranty programme, whichever comes first. That equals to 164 km a day, everyday, for five years!


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