Hyundai have revealed the fourth-generation of their premium SUV, the Santa Fe recently. The Korean automaker will bring back the 7-seat SUV to the Indian market in 2019. Hyundai will use the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route to bring the vehicle to India.
This would allow the automaker to import the Santa Fe based on the demand it receives here. On design, the Santa Fe looks very attractive and will attract some crowd at the time of its arrival. It is seen with LED DRL’s, LED tail-lamps, a new grille and tailgate.
The vehicle will be offered with features like an all-new touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charging, heads-up display, rear parking sensors and diamond-cut alloy wheels. Coming to its safety, the Santa Fe will be having 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, lane keeping assist, traction control and ESP to name a few. The Santa Fe will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options.
The petrol engine will be a 2.0-litre motor producing 232 BHP of power. On the other hand, there will be a 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine which will give 200 BHP of power. Both engines will come mated to an 8-speed automatic torque converter offered as standard. Power is sent to all four wheels and it comes with multiple driving modes.
When launched, the Santa Fe will displace the Tucson as the most premium SUV in Hyundai’s line-up in India. The Santa Fe will rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Honda CR-V and the Mahindra XUV700. It will be interesting to see whether Hyundai can become third time lucky with the Santa Fe in the Indian market.
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