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2018 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Sime-Darby Motors' answer to mid-size 5-seater SUVs like the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Volkswagen Tiguan, is the Tucson that retails with a starting price of RM126,188. Offered here in four trim levels, this Korean high-rider is locally assembled at Inokom's plant in Kulim, Kedah.
The Hyundai Tucson range of engines is probably the widest in the segment. The Nu naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine, delivering outputs of 155 PS and 192 Nm is found in the Elegance and Premium variants. Drive is transmitted through a 6-speed automatic transmission, with the Premium having an intelligent all-wheel drive. Elegance only make do with drive to the front wheels.
The next engine choice is the petrol Turbo. This recently launched variant is equipped with a Gamma 1.6 TDI engine. The 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection pumps out a healthy 177 PS and 265 Nm. The transmission for the 1.6 turbo is a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and drive is only to the front wheels.
The range topping variant is the turbocharged diesel 2.0-litre R-series CRDI engine. It delivers 178 PS and 400 Nm, driving the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic.
Prices are as follows : Elegance 2.0 : RM126,188, Premium 2.0 AWD, RM159,888, Gamma 1.6 RM 145,688 and Diesel R-series CRDI 2.0 : RM 155,788
Standard features include LED daytime running lights, 17-inch wheels, display audio with reverse camera and leather upholstery.
The Gamma Turbo, Diesel and Premium 2.0 variants all have features such as 6 airbags, chrome coated door handles with lighting, automatic on/off LED head lamps, side mirror with puddle lamp, drive mode selector, electric parking brake with hold function, coloured meter information display, powered driver's seat adjustment, navigation, cruise control, and front view camera. A powered tail gate is available only in the Diesel and Turbo variants.
The recently launched Premium 2.0 adds a panoramic moonroof, roof rails and full automatic air conditioning on top of the two turbocharged engine variants.
Learn more here:
- Body Type: SUV
- Transmission: Automatic
- Engine Capacity: 1591 cc - 1999cc
- Fuel Type: Petrol/diesel
- Seat Capacity: 5
- Price: RM 126,188 - RM 159,888
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