Geneva Live – Hyundai Grand Santa Fe has oodles of practicality
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Hyundai has rolled out the European version of Grand Santa Fe. This SUV is already present in the US in LHD configuration. Even in Europe, the Grand Santa Fe will retain its LHD configuration as Hyundai has no plans for an RHD model.
Long wheelbase Santa FE (3.9-inches longer to be precise) can be chosen in two second row-seating configurations – a traditional bench with 40/20/40 split-folding seatback or an individual second row captain’s chairs.
It is longer (by 22.5 mm), taller (by 1 mm) and wider (by 0.5 mm) than its five seater sibling. The wheel base has also been extended by 10 mm.
The Grand Santa Fe features –
- A revised grille
- An updated front bumper
- Restyled fog lamps
- Restyled rear quarter
- Bespoke 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels
On the inside, it features
- A full-length panoramic sunroof
- Three-mode adjustable steering a.k.a Flex Steer system
- 4.3-inch touch screen
The Grand Santa Fe in Europe will have to make do with a 2.2-litre CRDi turbo diesel capable of developing 197 hp at 3,800 rpm and a peak torque of 421 Nm at 1,800 rpm. Gearshifts are taken care of by a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4 L and 3.3 L engines will not make it to the old continent.