That was quick. Earlier today, we reported on the indicative pricing for the new turbocharged variant of the third-gen Hyundai Tucson, and now, the model has arrived on the scene, with Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors officially announcing the introduction of the Tucson 1.6L T-GDI.

The Tucson turbo is priced at RM145,588 on-the-road without insurance, exactly as that suggested in the earlier post. It’s powered by a 1.6 litre turbocharged and direct-injected T-GDI petrol engine, which is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The mill is good for 175 hp at 5,500 rpm and 265 Nm from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm.

The variant gets a few exterior elements to help differentiate it from the regular Tucson, and these are projector LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and cornering lights as well as a darker finish for the 17-inch alloys. New to the SUV is a front camera, a brake Auto Hold function and a smart powered tailgate system, which offers hands-free operation of the rear lid.

Specification-wise, the kit found on the turbo model mirrors the current range-topping Executive model. Equipment includes front/rear fog lights, keyless entry, push-button start, electronic parking brake, rear air-con vents, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a Supervision 4.2-inch TFT LCD multi-info display.

On the safety front, the Tucson 1.6 T-GDI is equipped with six airbags, ESC, vehicle stability management, hill start assist, hill descent control, ABS with EBD and brake assist and Isofix rear child seat anchors.

Cost-option accessories are available for the car, and these consist of two leather upholstery packages (RM1,288 for red, and RM1,988 for white), a body kit (RM2,000) and 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped with 245/45 profile tyres (RM5,500), the latter replacing the model’s standard 17-inch alloys and 225/60 profile rubbers.

Like all the other Tucson variants, the Tucson 1.6L T-GDI is entitled to a 50,000 km or three-year free service package, and the car comes with a five-year or 300,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty.

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