Hyundai Tucson FL-8

The Hyundai Tucson Facelift was unveiled at KLIMS13 alongside the i40 Sedan and Tourer. The Tucson facelift that we’re getting is the more subtle European version, rather than the Korean market facelift which completely revamps the face with a huge grille.

Other than visual and spec changes, the 2.0 litre model also gets a new engine. The ‘Nu’ engine is 33.6 kg lighter than the unit it replaces. Hyundai also promises slightly better fuel efficiency. Output is 158 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 2.4 litre Theta II engine soldiers on. Both engines are mated to Hyundai’s own six-speed automatic transmission.

Both the 2.0 Executive Plus and 2.4 Executive Plus top-spec variants now come with six airbags and are equipped with front and rear MS Design skid plates as well as an Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) System, which includes a GPS, entertainment system, Bluetooth connectivity and a reverse camera.

Hyundai Tucson FL-2

The most prominent facelift changes are the new projector headlamps, which now include LED positioning lights. The 2.4 Executive Plus model also get a new pair of LED tail lamps, as shown here.

Two new colours – Atomic Orange and Cobalt Coast – are available, adding to the existing six colours of Hyper Metallic, Phantom Black, Pure White, Remington Red, Sleek Silver and Titanium Grey. The Tucson comes with the standard Hyundai five years or 300,000 km warranty.

  • Hyundai Tucson Nu 2.0 Elegance – RM132,888
  • Hyundai Tucson Nu 2.0 Executive Plus – RM145,888
  • Hyundai Tucson Theta II 2.4 MPI Executive Plus – RM158,888