IAB Report – 2014 MY Hyundai Santa Fe launched in Korea with equipment and styling differences
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Hyundai has launched the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe in its home market in South Korea. The 2014 model year update sees a few minor cosmetic changes to the SUV.
On the outside, the updated Santa Fe gets a shark-fin type antenna, restyled wing mirrors featuring LED turn indicators, a new rear spoiler and a new body color called ‘Glacier’. On the features front, the 2014 Santa Fe gets a lane departure warning system with a front facing camera.
There are no mechanical or interior changes to the Santa Fe. In Korea, the SUV is offered with a 2.0-liter petrol engine, a 2.0-liter diesel and a 2.2-liter diesel motor. Korean customers also have the option of specifying a body kit on the SUV which adds front and rear bumper spoilers, side skirts, 19-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and Brembo brakes.
In India, the Santa Fe was launched last month at the Auto Expo.
All variants are powered by the 2.2-liter CRDI engine capable of producing 197 PS at 3,800 rpm and 42.9 kgm of torque in the manual and 44.5 kgm of torque on the automatic. Gearbox options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. While the 2WD is available with a manual and automatic transmission, the 4WD is sold only with the automatic gearbox.