The Hyundai Tucson just seems to be getting better and better, and recently HSDM announced the launch of the latest 2.0L CRDI Diesel, a turbocharged powertrain that is built for “outstanding performance and fuel-efficiency”. The Tucson 2.0L CRDI Diesel, which is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, boasts a power output of 178PS and 400Nm of torque from 1750 to 2750 rpm of torque at a top speed of 201km/h in 9.3 seconds. The R-series CRDI Diesel Engine is also fitted with piezo-electronic injectors that delivers fuel at 1800 bar, with low fuel-consumption and 186g/100km CO2 emissions.
New convenient features are also offered with this new variant. They include the LED Headlamps with static bending lights; Auto Hold function that automatically holds the brakes steady once the vehicle has come to a complete stop thereby preventing it from creeping forward or rolling backward; and a smart powered tailgate which opens at the approach of the key-holder.
Optional accessories such as three leather packages (colour options: black, red and white), body kit and 19” rims are also made available with the Tucson 2.0L CRDI Diesel.
“We have added another variant to attract even more customers and interest towards our best-selling compact SUV. With this latest variant introduced, the Tucson has the widest choice of powertrains in its segment namely the 1.6L Gamma T-GDI engine, Nu 2.0 MPI engine and the 2.0L R-series CRDI Diesel engine” said Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of HSDM.
The Tucson comes in 3 variants namely:
• 2.0L Elegance (*RM126,188)
• 1.6L Turbo GDI (*RM145,688)
• 2.0L CRDI Diesel (*RM155,788)
*On the road price indicated excludes insurance
The Tucson 2.0L Elegance also received minor upgrades i.e fog lamps and daytime running lights.
All Tucson variants have also been granted the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status from the Malaysia government.
The Tucson is one of the safest vehicles in its segment and has received the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. It benefits from a solid body structure featuring 51% ultra-high strength steel for improved torsional rigidity, impact resistance and a host of innovative passive and active safety features. As with all Hyundai models, the Tucson also features a state-of-the-art safety system that offers optimal driving stability. These include the Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with an Automatic Vehicle Hold feature.
The 1.6L T-GDI and 2.0L CRDI Diesel are fully equipped with 6 airbags for all round safety. Designed based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme, the Tucson employs refined aesthetics with sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. The front of the All-New Tucson is dominated by the Hyundai signature hexagonal front grille, which connects to the headlamps with LED Positioning Lamps to create a distinctive identity. A wing-shaped appearance to the front bumper, which incorporates the LED daytime running lights, gives the car a unique style and provides a visual reference for the car’s wide track.
On the inside, a premium wrapped instrument panel is offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. A stitched, soft-touch pad is located near the driver’s right knee, for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering.
Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials and all interior switchgear have a more refined feel during operation. All Tucson variants are entitled to 50,000km free service with 3 years validity.
HSDM offers a 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. A 24-hour road assist service is also now available to new and existing Hyundai vehicles. For more info, interested parties can head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.