It looks like the turbocharged 1.6 litre T-GDI variant of the third-gen Hyundai Tucson will be following closely on the heels of the new Elantra, which will be officially introduced this weekend. A spec sheet offering an indicative pricing for the SUV – which was previewed in Mid Valley Megamall a couple of months ago – seems to suggest that a debut is imminent.

The tentative price listed for the Tucson 1.6 T-GDI turbo is listed as RM145,588, on-the-road without insurance. Also revealed are the prices of a number of optional accessories and extras available for the vehicle.

Four options are on the list. The first is a bodykit, which goes for RM2,000. Next, two alternative leather upholstery finishes – RM1,288 bags the red option as seen on the preview vehicle, while going the white route will set you back RM1,988.

The final cost-option item are 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped with 245/45 profile tyres, as shown on the display car, and this adds RM5,500 to the equation. As standard, the Tucson turbo rides on 17-inch alloys and 225/60 profile rubbers.

A recap on what’s new on the front-wheel drive variant. The main ticket item is a 1.6 litre turbocharged and direct-injected T-GDI four-cylinder engine, which offers 175 hp and 265 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm, and the unit is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Aside from the motor, a few exterior elements help differentiate the turbo 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.

There’s also a slight increase in kit count, with a front camera being added to the reverse camera already offered on the standard Tucson. Also on, a smart power tailgate system, which offers hands-free operation of the rear lid.

Other than that, the turbo has specifications and features mirroring 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.

As for safety, the Tucson turbo 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.

As reported late last year, the Tucson 1.6 T-GDI turbo will be joined by a CRDi turbodiesel variant, which is equipped with a 2.0 litre oil burner churning out 182 hp at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm, mated to a six-speed automatic.

GALLERY: Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI turbo, Mid Valley Megamall preview