Hyundai Sime Darby Motors has officially introduced the 2.0i MPi Premium 4WD Tucson, bringing the number of variants available locally for the third-gen SUV to four. The Premium 4WD takes over the range-topping position previously held by the 2.0 CRDi diesel, which made its debut in August.

The other two Tucson variants on sale in this market are the 2.0 Mpi Elegance, which was launched last November, and the 1.6 T-GDI that was announced in June.

The Premium 4WD Tucson is powered by the same naturally-aspirated Nu 2.0 litre MPi four-cylinder petrol engine found on the Elegance. Output figures for the mill are identical – 155 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The variant features twin LED positioning headlamps with static bending lights, dual-zone fully automatic air-conditioning, a panoramic sunroof and a roof rack for loading flexibility on top of that found on the 2.0 CRDi. Safety kit includes six airbags, ESC, vehicle stability management, hill start assist, hill descent control, ABS with EBD and brake assist and Isofix rear child seat anchors.

The 2.0 MPi Premium 4WD is priced at RM159,888 on-the-road without insurance, and like the other Tucson variants, comes with a five-year or 300,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty as well as a 50,000 km or three-years free service programme.

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