Published on August 7th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin


Hyundai Tucson Gets New Diesel Variant in Malaysia

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has expanded its SUV lineup with the launch of the new Tucson 2.0L CRDI, a turbodiesel powertrain that promises outstanding performance and fuel-efficiency.

This brings the number of Tucson variants to three, namely the 2.0L Elegance (RM126,188), the 1.6L Turbo GDI (RM145,688) and the 2.0L CRDI diesel (RM155,788). All variants have been granted the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) status from the Malaysia government.

Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, the new variant boasts a power output of 178 PS and 400 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,750 rpm, with a top speed of 201 km/h achieved in 9.3 seconds. The R-series CRDI diesel engine has CO2 emissions rating of 186 g/100 km.

New convenient features offered with this new variant include LED headlamps with static bending lights; Auto Hold function that automatically holds the brakes steady once the vehicle has come to a complete stop to prevent 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-inch wheels are also made available with the Tucson 2.0L CRDI. On the other hand, the Tucson 2.0L Elegance also received minor upgrades in the form of fog lamps and daytime running lights.

“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 powertrain 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.


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