Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors has announced that the new Tucson will be launched next month with prices starting from RM126,888 OTR for the base 2.0 Low Spec. This model features a petrol Theta-II engine with dual continuously variable valve timing and makes 164hp. There is also High Spec version of the 2.0 litre that costs RM136,888 OTR.

Compared to the Low Spec this version comes standard with ESP with HAC and DBC, semi leather seats, panorama sunroof as well as smart key with engine start stop button. Other standard features available on both models includes 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, dual airbags, roof rack and iPod connectivity.

For those of you who are willing to spend more you can opt for the range-topping 2.4 High Spec which comes with a 175hp 2.4 litre Theta-II engine. In addition to the equipment list on the 2.0 High Spec this 2.4 variant has power front seat (driver only), automatic air-conditioning with Cluster Ionizer and a luggage net.

This version costs RM152,888 OTR. All variants are offered standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Body colour options that are available include Vanilla White, Sleek Silver, Hyper Metallic, Grey Titanium, Phantom Black and Blue Ice. The Tucson comes with a 5-year warranty or 300,000 kilometers extended warranty and is now available for booking.

You can click here to read our initial test drive report and to view more images of the Tucson.