Hyundai Santa Fe prices revealed for Britain; Starts at 22.65 lakhs
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Hyundai has disclosed the pricing of its much awaited crossover Santa Fe for the UK market. When it goes on sale on October 15, the crossover will start at the price of £25,495 (22.65 lakhs). It will be launched in three variants – Style, Premium and Premium SE.
The new fluidic Santa Fe was unveiled at the New York Motor Show in 7 seater and 5 seater combination. The new Santa Fe dons Hyundai’s "Storm Edge" design that comprises of less fussy character lines. It is 30 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 45 mm lower than the outgoing model.
In the UK it will be powered by a 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel generating 194hp and 421Nm of peak torque. Six-speed manual or automatic transmissions will be available along with 2WD or 4WD drive.
Among the 3 variants, the Santa Fe offers oodles of gadgets and gizmos such as
- 18/19-inch alloys
- Reverse parking sensors/camera with Parking Guidance System
- Front parking sensors
- Daytime running lights
- Self-leveling suspension
- Bluetooth with voice recognition
- Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Stability Management
- Seven airbags
- Touch screen satellite navigation
- Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lamps
- Dual zone climate control
- Electric driver’s seat adjustment
- Panoramic sunroof
- Xenon headlights
- Keyless entry with engine start/stop button
- Tyre pressure monitoring system and
The Santa Fe will also be backed by Hyundai's Five Year Triple Care package, which includes a five-year roadside assistance and free vehicle health checks.
Back home, Hyundai is mum about the new Santa Fe’s debut. As the last gen Santa Fe was launched only in late 2010, bringing in the new one will create a lot of bad blood with the customers. However, Hyundai’s strategy to continue the onslaught of models for India to dethrone Maruti Suzuki might see the company introduce it next year.