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The Hyundai Santa Fe: Here's what it is like!

Last updated on: October 19, 2010 14:43 IST

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Hyundai Motors finally launched their much anticipated Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Santa Fe in the Indian market just as the festive season kick started.

The already buzzing Indian SUV market got two versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe -- the 4X2 (two wheel drive) version that has been priced at Rs 20.95 lakh and the 4x4 (four wheel drive) version priced at Rs 22.95 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

The brawny beauty is up against some established names like Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Nissan X Trail, et al.

Engine

The Santa Fe is likely to be an item on many a shopping list this festive season and to make sure that it is, Hyundai has delivered a fully loaded powerpacked SUV.

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It comes with the benefit of a CRDI (Common Rail Direct Injection) fuel system that is bound to deliver excellent engine performance and a better fuel efficiency thanks to the Euro V engine.

The car has 4 cylinders and 16 valves with DOHC (Double Over Head Camshafts), which is already a success.

The 2.2L engine is teamed with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox that produces an impressive power of 197 PS, peak power at 3800 rpm and belts out 420Nm of torque between 1800-2500 rpm.

Features

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a road presence and it is designed to be stylish and sporty with smooth flow-lines.

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The car has two-tone beige interiors with colour-coded wood and aluminium trim. It also includes power windows, keyless entry, A/C, CD/MP3 player, alloy wheels, ABS (Antilock Braking System), electronic stability control, and side airbags (dual front, front side and side curtain), automatic headlights, leather seats, dual-zone surround automatic climate control and several other things.

The car also has additional features like XM Nav traffic, Bluetooth connectivity, iPod/USB auxiliary inputs for MP3 players and audio controls on the steering in all models.

The exteriors have attractive bumpers, body mouldings, sporty wheels, sleek grille and fog lights for a complete look.

The material used for the interiors is good and seats are well cushioned with quality leather upholstery. The car has features like Eco-Indicator and a touch screen navigator with rear view camera.

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The SUV comes with electric front/rear windows, one touch facility on driver's window, tinted glass, variable front intermittent wipers and rear windscreen wiper and defogger for utmost passenger convenience.

The interiors have dual zone climate control, humidity sensor, ashtray, cigarette lighter, front and rear cup holders, front and rear door pockets, front armrest/storage, height/reach adjustable steering column, leather gear knob, leather steering wheel, leather upholstery, lockable glove box, luggage hooks, etc.

For safety of the passengers the new Hyundai has safety features like airbags, ABS (Anti lock Braking System), EBD and brake assists, ESP, traction control, driver convenience, body colour reverse parking sensors, cruise control, PAS, remote fuel cap release, tailgate open warning light and trip computer, etc.

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Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy

The engine offers better mileage both in the city and on the highways.

The ARAI claimed mileage of the vehicle is 14.66 kmpl.

The cruise control and shift indicator are also useful things that help the driver to get maximum fuel efficiency as well.

Power

The all new Hyundai Santa Fe is launched with diesel engine only. The 2.2 L, 2199cc, 4 cylinder, DOHC, CRDi diesel powertrain that is regarded as power performer and fuel efficient.

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The Euro V engine in Hyundai Santa Fe develops maximum power of 197 PS at 3800 rpm and 420 Nm at 1800-2500 rpm that is used by 6 speed manual gearbox. In the four wheel drive variant, you can also choose on demand 4-wheel drive option which is there to be used when off-roading; the options can be activated below the speed of 40 kmph.

Colors

The all new world class SUV Hyundai Santa Fe can be availed at eye-soothing exterior colours that include Vanilla White, Phantom Black, Sleek Sliver and Steel Blue. At outside, the car has got body colour ORVMs, front grille and door handles.



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