Not too long now before the Malaysian launch of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson – a trailer carrying several units of the third-generation SUV has been captured by Sean Woo with said photos appearing on the Hyundai Tucson Owners Club Malaysia, recently. Of course, this isn’t the first time the car has been spotted in Malaysia with a heavily-camouflaged unit first making its appearance way back in August 2015.

According to Hyundai, the all-new Tucson is set to debut in Malaysia by the end of 2015 and, according to the photos here, should hit the showroom floor in two flavours. A closer look at the white and dark red units pictured here reveal the absence of fog lamps and LED daytime running lights on the former. The front grille on the low-spec white car also misses out on the chrome accents.

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Although not visible in these photographs, the white car is expected to feature smaller wheels compared to the multi-spoke units on the dark red car to further differentiate its trim level. Unfortunately, those are about as much as we can deduce from since the cars were shot within a trailer.

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson first made its global debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March before going on to premiere in the US at this year’s New York International Auto Show (2015 NYIAS). Globally, the third-gen Tucson is available with five different engines – two petrol and three diesels.


On the petrol side, a 1.6 litre GDI engine with 135 PS is offered alongside a turbocharged 1.6 litre T-GDI mill with 175 PS – US models are equipped with the latter and a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol unit. As for the oil burners, three turbodiesel mills are present, a 115 PS 1.7 litre, a 136 PS 2.0 litre and a 184 PS 2.0 litre.

As for its looks, do you prefer the bold styling of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson? Or will it need more than a pretty face to sway you away from the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Kia Sportage – let us know in the comments.

GALLERY: US-spec third-generation Hyundai Tucson