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Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has updated its prices to include the 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) implemented at the beginning of the month. The new stickers buck the general downward trend of other carmakers, as some models are now considerably more expensive than before.

First up, though, the price drops – the cheapest i10 Colourz 1.1 has seen a sub-RM100 price drop, while the base Elantra 1.6 Elegance receives the biggest decrease of RM400, now sitting at RM85,928. Elsewhere – barring the 1.25 litre i10 (RM101 less) – the i30, Veloster 1.6 MPI, Sonata Elegance and Executive as well as the base Tucson Elegance and Santa Fe 2.4 Elegance models are all cheaper by between RM200-RM257.

The rest of the range, however, is now more expensive than before, starting from a measly RM2 increase for the range-topping Elantra 1.8 Premium as well as RM28 for the base Sonata Elegance B. The mid-spec Elantra 1.6 Executive and Premium are pricier to the tune of RM709 and RM569 respectively, while the top-of-the-line Tucson Sport is dearer by RM1,894. The diesel Santa Fe 2.2 Elegance is also RM684 costlier.

The biggest loser post-GST is the Grand Starex, with all models registering price increases. The base Royale model includes the biggest difference of them all, 3.02% higher than before.

Hyundai GST price list (2)

UPDATE: HSDM has informed us that it made an adjustment to the pricing of the Grand Starex range on January 1, 2015, where the price of the vehicle was increased – pricing of the Royale was revised to RM157,492.50, the Royale Premium to RM168,206.50 and the Royale Deluxe to RM177,972.50.

As such, as laid out in the updated table above, the 2015-stock of the Grand Starex is now actually cheaper post-GST by RM264.15 (Royale), RM281.31 (Royale Premium) and RM295.36 (Royale Deluxe)

Do note that the range-topping Santa Fe Executive Plus models are no more – taking their place are the Premium variants (with six airbags, a powered tailgate and a new Android-based navigation system); priced at RM178,821 for the 2.4 petrol and RM190,545 for the 2.2 diesel, they’re RM6,672 and RM5,734 more expensive than their predecessors, respectively.

Both i40 Sedan and Tourer models have also disappeared from the price list – all allocated cars have been sold out, and no decision has been reached on importing new units – while the Veloster Turbo introduced earlier today was launched after the implementation of GST.