The new-gen Hyundai Santa Fe was first previewed at Hyundai’s Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul, South Korea.
Hyundai’s flagship SUV – Santa Fe – was silently phased out in India last year. A recent online report suggests the premium SUV will make a comeback in an all-new avatar. First previewed at Hyundai’s Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul, South Korea, the fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe might make its way to our market via CKD (Completely Built Up) route and is estimated to cost over Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom).
The South Korean carmaker believes that the premium SUV will witness growth in the short term. The new Hyundai Santa Fe will come as an option for buyers who want to experience premium drivability or upgrade to full-size premium SUV. The company will further expand its SUV lineup with the new Creta and Tucson 7-seater models, QXi sub-4 meter and a micro SUV. Hyundai will also give a generation change to its three popular SUVs – Creta and Tucson.
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Based on Hyundai’s evolved Fluidic design philosophy, the new Santa Fe SUV receives significant design and feature upgrades. Some of its key styling bits include a new cascading grille, twin LED headlamps with LED DRLs, new silver skid plate, 19-inch diamond cut wheels and revised taillamps. Read – New Hyundai Santro Is Ready For Launc
In International markets, the new Hyundai Santa Fe is offered with multiple powertrains including 2.4 GDI, 2.0 T-GDI, 2.4 MPI, 3.5-litre MPI petrol and R2.0 and R2.2 diesel units. The SUV carline gets an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard along with an optional HTRAC AWD system. While the engine details of the India-spec model are yet to be revealed, it is likely to feature a R2.2 diesel motor (reserved for the 7-seat version).
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