Brought to you by Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) all fresh and new from South Korea is the fourth-gen 2023 Hyundai Tucson, now officially launched in Malaysia with 3 variants to choose from and a price list starting from RM 158,888 (OTR, without insurance).
The fully-imported (CBU) Tucson from the land of kimchi is offered with two powertrain options in Malaysia.
The naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre Smartstream MPI engine (156 PS/192 Nm) paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission is fitted in the base Lite variant of the C-segment SUV.
Meanwhile, the top two variants which are Plus and Max are fitted with the turbocharged Smartstream 1.6 TGDi engine (180 PS/265 Nm), mated with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) featuring a push-button gear selector.
Standard equipments on all 2023 Hyundai Tucson variants in Malaysia include:
8-inch touchscreen infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
4 drive modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, Smart)
Electronic parking brake (EPB) with auto-hold function
Blind-spot collision warning
The difference between the 3 Tucson variants exceeds its powertrain.
The base Lite variant gets 17-inch alloy wheels and fabric seats, while the top 2 variants get 19-inch alloy wheels and leather seats.
However, the top-of-the-range Max is the sole variant equipped with the full package that includes 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.
The full Hyundai SmartSense ADAS functions include:
Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist – Junction (FCA-JT)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
High Beam Assist (HBA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
The new Hyundai Tucson is available in several body colours – 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 all-new 2023 Hyundai Tucson’s price in Malaysia according to their variants are as follows:
2.0 Lite – RM 158,888
1.6T Plus – RM 178,888
1.6T Max – RM 195,888
Order books are open and the first 100 buyers who successfully placed an order by December 31st, 2023 will receive a complimentary extended warranty of 5 years/300,000 km as well as a free service package for 3 years/50,000 km.