Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) have just announced the availability of the refreshed Hyundai Tucson al all Hyundai showrooms nationwide. There will only be two variants of the facelifted Tucson available – 2.0L Elegance and 1.6L Turbo, with HSDM dropping the 2.0L CRDi from the variant line up.

Priced at RM123,888 for the 2.0L Elegance and RM143,888 for the 1.6L Turbo variant, the third-generation Tucson is now more affordable compared to when it was first introduced to the market. Besides a styling exercise, the refreshed Tucson also gains a host of new technologies inside. Unfortunately, our local variant does not get the Hyundai SmartSense Advanced Driver Assist systems that debut on the facelift model.

NameHyundai Tucson 2.0L EleganceHyundai Tucson 1.6L Turbo
Engine1,999cc; 4-cylinder Nu MPI1,591cc; 4-cylinder turbo
Transmission6-speed automatic7-speed dual-clutch
Max Power155 hp @ 6,200 rpm177 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Max Torque192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm265 Nm @ 1,500 – 4,500 rpm
Price (OTR without insurance)RM123,888RM143,888


Upfront, the updated gets a new Cascading Grille design – Metallic Silver finish for the Elegance, Chrome for the Turbo – complete with reshaped bumpers. The Elegance wears halogen projector headlamps with positioning lamp and halogen taillamps while the more expensive Turbo variant gains full LED headlamps and taillamps as well as chrome door handles with pocket lighting. Both variants sit on the same 17-inch alloy wheel design.

Inside, the cabin gets a fresher design with restyled air-conditioning vents, new instrument cluster and leather seat design as well as a 7.0-inch floating display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Unique to the Turbo variant are the electronic parking brake, electrochromic mirror, eight-way powered driver’s seat, 4.2-inch TFT LCD instrument cluster display, Smart tailgate and leather trims on the dashboard.

Both the Elegance and Turbo variants soldiers on with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated Nu MPI engine and 1.6-litre TGDi turbocharged petrol engines making 155 hp/192 Nm and 177 hp/265 Nm, respectively. The latter paired to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission while the former retains its six-speed auto box to drive the front wheels.

As standard, the Tucson 2.0L Elegance gets dual airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Assist Control, Downhill Brake Control, Brake Assist and Vehicle Stability Management. The top of the line Turbo model ups the airbag count to six and adds front and rear parking distance warning.

Every purchase of the facelifted Hyundai Tucson comes with a 5-Years or 300,000 km warranty and a 3-Years or 50,000 km Free Scheduled Service.


Hyundai Tucson Facelift 1.6L Turbo 

Hyundai Tucson Facelift 2.0L Elegance