The enhanced version of Hyundai’s flagship SUV, the Santa Fe, offers a range of premium updates and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
It was great to experience the Hyundai Santa Fe in the beautiful setting of Muldersdrift and Cradle of man where we had the opportunity to drive on a variety of road surfaces. This enhanced version of Hyundai’s flagship SUV in Europe offers a range of premium updates and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. A new third-generation vehicle platform provides a rock solid feel with improved performance, efficiency and safety.
It is the 20th anniversary of Hyundai’s longest-running SUV and is respected for comfort, roominess, comprehensive standard features and visual appearance.
“We modernized the New Santa Fe with premium features and appealing aesthetics that are sure to add value,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Hyundai Design Center. “The bold lines that extend from one side to the other and from front to back give Santa Fe a rugged yet refined look that SUV customers want. Besides, we have added numerous features and functions to create a truly family-focused SUV that is a pleasure to drive.”
“With the range of new features, the new Santa Fe further progresses as a premium vehicle,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President Marketing and Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “It once again shows that we are listening to our customers and are constantly providing the latest features to serve their needs. This is also the case regarding our powertrain line-up. With the introduction of our new Santa Fe, our whole SUV line-up will be available with electrified versions ranging from hybrid solutions to fuel cell.”
Striking front end design underscores a robust character, eye-catching T-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, while a sturdy allows you to venture off the beaten track.
At higher speeds aerodynamic inlets improve air flow efficiency and we were surprised at the quiet cabin with no wind noise.
Wider wheel arch claddings and new alloy wheel designs adds sex appeal and the new taillight design with horizontally stretched graphics visually reinforces the width of the body. sophisticated rear end design. This underlines the wide stance and strength of the vehicle. A first in a Hyundai, the new Santa Fe also offers an optional Luxury Package for an even more sophisticated feel.
Bigger and bolder, it takes the car to a new level of luxury with every component finished in premium soft-touch materials. A Terrain Mode selector, knob in the centre console conveniently switch between different drive modes.
Ergonomic sense means everything is within easy reach and the cupholder can be closed when not in use and the tray under the console provides additional storage space.
Following the popularity of the Kona Electric and Hybrid, Hyundai’s best-selling subcompact SUV, Hyundai expands its electrified SUV line-up to its flagship SUV in Europe. The new Santa Fe is the first Hyundai in Europe to go on sale with the new ‘Smartstream’ hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The new platform improves air movement through the engine bay and allows heat to dissipate, which enhances stability. Improved aerodynamics minimise air resistance and optimises performance and fuel efficiency.
Significant improvements in collision safety, thanks to improvements in engineering enables o better absorption of impact in the event of a collision while at the same time minimising the deformation of the passenger space. It competes with several large SUV’s, but is well worth the test drive.
Pricing for the flagship Elite model is R 863 500 and includes comprehensive warranties.