Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors has announced that the Hyundai Tucson SUV now comes with new variants and added features, said to be of similar specifications to the European market.
Readers of this site would already have caught wind of this when we detailed the new features earlier this month, with info gleaned from an ad on our sister site oto.my. Here are the five trim levels and their prices, which are on-the-road with insurance.
2.0 Elegance 2WD (RM131,888)
2.0 Executive Plus 2WD (RM141,888)
2.0 Premium 2WD (RM144,888)
2.4 Executive Plus 4WD (RM155,888)
2.4 Premium 4WD (RM158,888)
One of the key additions is the incorporation of Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) on all variants except the 2.0 Elegance. VSM combines the intelligence of ESP and the newly incorporated Motor Driven Power Steering (Hyundai’s term for EPS) for better performance in emergency situations. The adoption of electric steering in place of a hydraulic system also reduces load on the engine, helping fuel consumption.
More new features come in the form of a switch to deactivate the front passenger airbag (for young occupants) as well as the inclusion of ISOFIX child seat mounts. The main headlight beam is now manually adjustable.
The cabin has been upgraded with “Nappa” leather seats in Premium variants, and with the exception of the 2.0 Elegance, all Tucsons are now fitted with a touch screen “Audio Visual Navigator” system, which includes GPS and reverse camera display.
Cosmetic changes include a set of new front driving lamps and a rear fog lamp in place of the old reflectors. The SUV also sports front and rear MS Design skid plates. MS Design is an Austrian-based bodykit designer. The press release makes no mention, but we noticed styling changes on the front fog light area and grille compared to the pre-update LM. Looks cleaner now.
Like other Hyundais, the CBU Tucson comes with a five-year or 300,000 km extended warranty. Click here to view detail shots of the new features.