The Hyundai Tucson SUV has been given a new powertrain combo for the European market, making it six options for the continent. The new partnership is the firm’s 1.7 litre turbodiesel and a seven-speed double-clutch transmission (7DCT).

The 1.7L “U2” CRDi engine makes 141 PS and 340 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,500 rpm in this higher state of tune. Paired to the 7DCT and front-wheel drive, the Tucson does 0-100 km/h in 11.5 seconds on top a top speed of 185 km/h. It consumes 4.9 litres of diesel per 100 km on the European cycle and emits 129 g of CO2 per km.


Hyundai says that its in-house developed 7DCT provides 20% better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions compared to a conventional six-speed automatic. The new powertrain also comes with Integrated Stop & Go (ISG) as standard.

Made in the Czech Republic for Europe, the third-gen Tucson is Hyundai’s fastest-selling European model with more than 115,000 units ordered since its introduction there in late 2015. In Malaysia, the Tucson was launched in November last year as a 155 PS/192 Nm 2.0 MPI with a six-speed auto. Two trim levels – Elegance and Executive – are offered, priced at RM129,991 and RM142,633 respectively, OTR without insurance.