2016 Hyundai Tucson preliminary specs announced – two trims, estimated prices from RM130k to RM144k

The all new Tucson! Over 250 cars booked prior to launch. 3 months waiting list! Launch price expected to be (otr…

Posted by Hyundai Sales – Glenmarie, Malaysia on Friday, 30 October 2015

As the Malaysian launch of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson edges closer and closer, Hyundai Glenmarie has revealed preliminary specs of the SUV to further drum up the hype in an attempt to (hopefully) increase pre-launch bookings. Amongst the chunk of info divulged is the estimated price of the new Tucson along the mention of two trim levels – the entry-level Elegance trim and range-topping Executive variant.

The former is reported to start at RM129,888 while the latter has been marked with an estimated price tag of RM143,888, both figures with on-the-road (OTR) costs factored in. Also mentioned in this particular post is the three-month waiting list with over 250 cars booked prior to its launch – the latter probably caused by the notion that prices are expected to increase by around RM3k-4k in January 2016.

So while we know that the 2016 Hyundai Tucson will be available in two flavours, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) appears to be rather coy with the lower-spec model – the photos in the post only shows limited angles of the Elegance model. During the recent roadshow, all three units at three separate locations were that of the high-spec model. Our last glimpse of the Elegance model occurred in early October.

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The biggest giveaway up front between the two models include the presence of LED daytime running lights and chrome accents on the grille – the Elegance model also appears to forgo fog lamps altogether. Elsewhere, the Executive variant features 17-inch wheels (wrapped in 225/60 tyres), silver-coloured body panels, door handles trimmed in silver and dual exhaust outlets.

Under the bonnet, both variants are expected to arrive powered by a sole engine option. The 2.0 litre multi-point injection (MPi) mill produces a total of 155 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. As for the gearbox, a conventional six-speed torque converter automatic is slated to see duty here – said transmission will be responsible for sending power to the front wheels.

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As pictured earlier on in one of our previous stories, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is expected to go on sale with a flurry of interior combinations – from a cabin trimmed in bright red upholstery to a more muted black interior replete with seats featuring a honeycomb design. Additionally, there also appears to be the option of equipping one’s car with “quilted” leather seats.

A closer look at the interior reveals the presence of manual air-conditioning and what looks to be an aftermarket head unit fitted into the centre console. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will go on sale with a total of eight body colours along with the aforementioned interior combinations – the palette includes Pure White, Platinum Silver, Phantom Black, Pepper Gray, Sepia Topaz, Ruby Wine, Sedona Orange and Ara Blue.

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Gregory Sze

An “actor” by training, Gregory Sze realised that he has had enough of drama in his life. Following his number one passion (acting was actually number two), he decided to make the jump into the realm of automotive journalism. He appreciates the simple things in life – a simple car with nothing but back-to-basics mechanical engineering and minimal electronics on board.

 

Comments

  • wow… no need test drive 1st?

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    • With now Tucson “grow” bigger and more matured.
      People buying the Santa Fe becomes Santa Claus. Hahaha

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  • FIST (Member) on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:15 am

    at that price…? i’ll pass

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    • refer to Post GST 2015 Updated Hyundai price:

      http://paultan.org/2015/04/17/gst-hyundai-prices-up-to-rm400-down-rm4-6k-up/

      Hyundai Tucson starting price only RM116k.

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  • alamFlora on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:35 am

    CX-5 and HR-V are better choices & RV. 250 cars booked for Sime Darby staff & Hertz car rental owned by them?

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  • sudonano (Member) on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:36 am

    2 problems.

    1. That engine is not very powerful, considering the weight of the car. Even in the Sonata, the 2.0 MPI is quite breathless and has just enough. It’s a surprise they didn’t consider a larger engine or even a diesel.

    2. An aftermarket head unit – again? Considering the price, really? Past experience has indicated it’s trash, and Hyundai actually has one of the most responsive ones from the factory, so why does Hyundai Malaysia do this to us?

    But more so, it is the price. The CX5 starts at a more wallet friendly price. And at least in 2.0 guise, is more responsive than the 2.0 MPi from Hyundai.

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    • yup, this Tucson need the diesels version. the petrol is too underpowered and will have bad FC compared to the diesel version

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  • Hang langkawi on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Outdated engine with low output on wheel dyno,indeed fuel comsuption bad…why no bring the new 1.6 turbo,very good fuel comsuption around 8 liter on real test and fast acceleration 8.7 second century sprint….it is our euro 2 petrol cant support the new di engine……all government false haizzzzzzzzzz

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  • xxxxxxx on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:47 am

    So expensive, inside kosong one leh.

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  • farghmee on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:48 am

    with 2.0 NA,does it have the sufficient torque@4k rpm to carry that 1.5tonne?

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  • motto on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Just ask the sales assistant in ioi mall yesterday… the malaysia spec has no diesel engine variant. No 4 wheel drive variant. No sunroof and no smart trunk. But the design is owesome

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  • Muhammad on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Price starting from below RM80 90% of the countries worldwide but in Dr M proton land starting from RM130K. Najib please shut down Proton so we all rakyats can enjoy quality cars at affordable price.

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    • Ng Zhi Lin on Nov 02, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      funniest comment of the year! do you actually think that shutting down perodua n proton would decrease car prices? go fly kite la! the local car companies are scapegoats for the govt to milk more money out of Malaysian citizens…. go back to school kid!

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      • Ollie on Nov 02, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        there are steps to everything. its a process. by your logic, just sit in front of computer mash keyboard and talk nonsense claim nothing will change. utter embarrassment to the country and yourself.

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  • Muhammad on Nov 02, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Price starting from below RM80K in 90% of the countries worldwide but in Dr M proton land starting from RM130K. Najib please shut down Proton so we all rakyats can enjoy quality cars at affordable price

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  • Curious George on Nov 02, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Where’s the 1.6 Petrol Turbo engine?

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  • i don’t care what they say about korean cars in malaysia, honestly this is a very nice decent car

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    • Ollie on Nov 02, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Whoever says anything negative is clueless. I own a 5-yr old Korean, and its almost flawless. But I don’t get RM120k and 250 people booked? The interior is so drab and grey how would anyone actually like this car? Hyundai is going Toyota’s way.. drab boring assembly line cars with good reliability. Uncle market, but there’s where the money is

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  • nabill (Member) on Nov 02, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Why is everyone ranting about the 2.0?? Dont almost ALL OF THEM come with a 2.0 NA engine and almost all are lethargic…. I hvnt driven this one bt it cant be any worse the competition, the 2.0 in the crv is just breathless ess everywhere, the on in cx5 is better but its offset by a very lazy gearbox unless u floor it…
    I wdnt sell this with a petrol turbo either, just a diesel is perfect n probably have a cheaper starting price than a turbo… I think the market is waiting for one of the mainstream brand top shove a diesel in these type of cars only then everyone will follow… But it looks so much better than the competition, looks lot more upmarket than the competition.. I give them credit for a solid offering!

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    • what are you ranting abt….the santa fe have a stonking diesel version, compared to the santa fe petrol, soo underpowered

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  • shawal on Nov 02, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    saw alot of sonata 2.0 on sale at mudah for bargain basement price considering its only a 1-2 year old car, my guess would be the lethargic engine,

    if indeed paired with a heavier body , you might end up with a car not spirited to drive , its important to test drive it first, ….

    and seriously i feel any car above rm80k in malaysia must include fog lamps …..serously hyndai malaysia, no fog lamps!? for the lower trim..?

    anyway, rm139k is honda accord 2.0 money, and since the hyundai forgoes 4wd, there is no oomph to back up the looks ….

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    • I am trying to understand more about 4wd. Do we really need 4wd if we are not going off-road? As what I understand even CX-5’s AWD is not sending power to all 4 wheels all the time.

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  • JOhnny walker on Nov 02, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    hyundai malaysia so proud mentioned 3 months waiting list and increase rm3-4k next. confirmed next raya or year end sale, discount more than rm10k, freebies also cannot sell much.

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  • Manual air conditional….wtf rm140k

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  • Mazda CX-5 on Nov 05, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Manual aircond?? No front parking sensor?? And where is the LED tail light?

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