SHAH ALAM,7 August 2017 – Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has rolled-out the new 1.6L Turbo GDI (T-GDI) Petrol Engine variant of its compact-SUV, Tucson, packed with exciting and new convenient features.

Priced at RM145,688(OTR), the turbocharged 1.6L T-GDI gasoline engine that is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT) delivers 177PS at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 265NM from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. The Hyundai-developed 7DCT offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration.

When compared with some of the competitors’ continuously-variable transmissions, this DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range for a natural acceleration characteristic while offering greater durability.

Apart from the new powerful powertrain, this new variant is also bundled with convenient features such as LED Positioning Headlamps with Static Bending Lights; Auto Hold function that automatically holds the brake steady once the vehicle has come to a complete stop. This prevents it from creeping forward or rolling backward; and a smart powered tailgate which opens at the approach of the key-holder. The 1.6L T-GDI Tucson also features newly designed rims for a sporty look.

“With the launch of the 1.6L T-GDI variant with more variants to come, we hope to expand our SUV offerings and cater to more market segments. We will be introducing more Tucson variants in the coming months,” said Mr Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of HSDM.

   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% of ultra-high strength steel for improved torsional rigidity and 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. It is also fully equipped with six airbags for all round safety.

Designed based on Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme, the Tucson employs refined aesthetics with sculpted body form 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. The A-pillar positioning and the directional shape of the wheel arches accentuate the car's dynamic appearance, giving the car a unique style and provides a visual reference of the car’s wide track.

On the inside, a premium wrapped instrument panel is offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance the occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials and an all interior switchgear with a more refined feel during operation.

Optional accessories with added costs such as two leather packages for seats and interior door trimmings (colour options: red and white), body kit and 19” rims are available for customers who would like to enhance the look of their Tucson.

This best-selling Hyundai C-segment SUV, posted a total global sales of 238,951 units in 2016, registering a sales growth of 9.75 per cent from the year before.

All Tucson variants are entitled to 50,000km free service with three-year validity. HSDM offers a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. A 24-hour road assist service is also available now for new and existing Hyundai vehicles. For more information or to place bookings, head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.

About Hyundai Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd (HSDM) is a subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors. HSDM is now the sole distributor and exclusive importer of all Hyundai completely built-up and locally assembled vehicles and related spare parts. HSDM’s complete car line-up includes the i10, Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra, Sonata, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe, Grand Starex Royale and the Genesis.

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