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Hyundai’s Santa Fe receives a facelift

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The flagship Santa Fe has undergone a facelift and the fourth generation has just been launched. This is quite fitting as the first has been launched in 2000 and the brand is now celebrating this iconic 7-seater.

 “The Santa Fe was Hyundai’s first SUV, and it still is the flagship model in our local model line-up. The continuing improvements the Santa Fe has undergone over the past two decades demonstrate Hyundai’s commitment to developing quality products with the latest features for its customers, as is evident from this latest upgrade,” says Stanley Anderson, sales and operations director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa.

“We believe the Santa Fe offers great value and easily passes the test in its market segment, where the bar is set very high in terms of quality, luxury, an outstanding driving experience and innovative features.”

There are two models in the lineup - the R2.2 Executive and the R2.2 Elite and is more eye-catching now with a patterned designed headlight and an edgy front bumper. You can choose from 18 to 20-inch wheels on this vehicle and it?s available in a range of colours to choose from.

Making its debut on the new Santa Fe, the new next-generation powertrain Smartstream R2.2 turbodiesel engine produces 148 and 441Nm of torque it has also lost almost 20-kgs in weight thanks to aluminium in the engine instead of heavier irons. Also new is a Smartstream Wet 8DCT which is a dual-clutch transmission.

The new Santa Fe Elite has a Terrain Mode selector for optimized driving during different conditions. It also has plenty of safety features including Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Warning, Safe Exit Assist, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Program and Vehicle Stability Management.

Pricing                                                                             

Santa Fe R2.2 Executive 8sp DCT – R769 500

Santa Fe R2.2 Elite 8sp DCT AWD – R869 500

This includes a 7-year / 200 000 km manufacturer’s warranty; a 6-year / 90 000 km service plan; and roadside assistance over a period of 7 years or a distance of 150 000 km.

 

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