New Tuc­son and Elantra in­tro­duced

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THE new 2017 Hyundai Tuc­son SUV and up­graded Elantra sedan are now of­fered with pow­er­ful 1.6-litre turbo di­rect in­jected (T-GDI) petrol en­gines and a seven-speed dual-clutch trans­mis­sion (7DCT). Both are lo­cally as­sem­bled.

The T-GDI en­gined Tuc­son is priced at RM145,588 (on the road with­out in­sur­ance).

The T-GDI en­gine on the Tuc­son de­liv­ers 175hp at 5,500rpm and max­i­mum torque of 265Nm from 1,500 to 4,500rpm.

Ac­cord­ing to Hyundai, when com­pared with ri­val con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sions (CVT), the Hyundaide­vel­oped 7DCT can han­dle more torque with min­i­mal power in­ter­rup­tion through­out the pow­er­train op­er­at­ing range dur­ing ac­cel­er­a­tion, and of­fers bet­ter dura­bil­ity.

“We will be in­tro­duc­ing more Tuc­son vari­ants in the com­ing months,” said Hyundai-Sime Darby Mo­tors (HSDM) man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Lau Yit Mun.

The T-GDI en­gined Tuc­son has new rims for a sporty look, LED po­si­tion­ing head­lamps with Static Bend­ing Lights, an Auto Hold func­tion that au­to­mat­i­cally holds the brake when the car is at stand­still, and a smart pow­ered tail­gate which opens at the ap­proach of the key-holder.

Safety fea­tures in­clude six airbags, ve­hi­cle sta­bil­ity man­age­ment (VSM), hill­start as­sist con­trol (HAC), down­hill brake con­trol (DBC) and elec­tric park­ing brake (EPB).

Op­tional ac­ces­sories in­clude two leather pack­ages for seats and in­te­rior door trim­mings (colour op­tions: red and white), body kit and 19-inch rims.

Mean­while, the 2017 sixth-gen­er­a­tion up­graded Hyundai Elantra is of­fered in three vari­ants, namely the 2.0-litre MPI Ex­ec­u­tive (RM116,388) and Dy­namic (RM120,588), and the Elantra Sport (RM131,488).

Prices are on the road with­out in­sur­ance.

The Elantra Sport also has a 7DCT mated to a 204ps T-GDI en­gine tuned for more power.

High­lights of the up­graded Elantra in­clude fea­tures such as six airbags, VSM, HAC, hands-free Smart Trunk, a rear-view cam­era, Park­ing Guid­ance Sys­tem, tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem, and Blind Spot De­tec­tion (for Elantra Sport only).

The Elantra Sport also gets fea­tures such as an auto de­fog­ging Sys­tem, dual-zone auto cli­mate con­trol and rain-sens­ing wipers.

The Tuc­son.

The Elantra 1.6 Turbo Sport.

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