Published on March 5th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Hyundai Tucson Is The No.1 SUV IN Malaysia
The Hyundai Tuscon has taken the top spot on compact SUV sales in Malaysia for the 1st quarter of 2012. With its good looks and long list of features, Malaysians have taken up a lot of sales and given it’s the top spot in its segment. The Hyundai Tucson combines dynamic, sculpted, performance-oriented styling with thoughtful everyday utility. With an overall length of 173.2 inches, a width of 71.7 inches and a height of 66.3 inches, the Hyundai Tucson has a great stance and road presence.
Hyundai’s commitment to making the Hyundai Tucson extremely fuel efficient starts with the its 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. Shifts are silky-smooth with an option of manual control through the SHIFTRONIC feature. Designed for transverse engine applications in passenger cars and SUVs, the new compact transmission puts Hyundai into an elite class of auto manufacturers who have designed their own proprietary six-speed automatic transmissions. The strength of the design is its unique layout which makes it smaller, more compact and lighter than any other six-speed on the market today.
Drivers will enjoy the new six-speed which delivers a performance edge. In this application (FWD/A/T), it helps bring a 24 percent gain in highway fuel economy (31 mpg versus 25 mpg in the ’09). There is no dipstick in the gearbox because it is filled with automatic transmission fluid that is good for the life of the vehicle under normal usage conditions, thereby reducing maintenance costs. Developed over a four-year period, this new six-speed automatic is 26.4 pounds lighter than Hyundai’s five-speed. It also is 1.6 inches shorter and considerably simpler having 62 fewer parts, which is a key to increased durability, lighter weight and lower cost. Take a test drive at a Hyundai dealership near you.