Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) launched the 3rd
generation Santa Fe at the Auto Expo. The new Santa Fe
is powered by 3rd Generation 2.2L CRDi engine equipped with e-VGT
turbocharger. The engine is
Hyundai’s ‘R’ series engine which delivers 194bhp@3,800rpm of maximum power and a torque of 421Nm @
1800-2500rpm and 436Nm @1800-2500rpm (AT) with a mileage of 14.74kmpl
(MT-ARAI certified) and 13.01kmpl (AT-ARAI certified). The Electronic Variable
Geometry Turbocharger (e-VGT) is efficient and has precise control of exhaust
gases for optimal power delivery across all rpms thus improving the engine
performance. The CRDi engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and
generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving
conditions. The linear power delivery and with maximum torque over wide range
of rpm’s ensures instant response at any speed. The car is available in 6 speed
manual and automatic transmissions.
B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL
said, “The 3rd Generation Powerful and
Dynamic Santa Fe is world-class product and will set new benchmark in India’s
SUV segment. The new Santa Fe is one of the finest
expressions of modern premium with high level of performance, power,
styling, technology and equipment that demonstrates Hyundai’s capabilities and
confirm its commitment of value beyond expectation to customers” The new Santa Fe embodies the ‘Storm Edge design
philosophy’ derived from Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy which captures the
strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm.
Featuring sophisticated and refined lines which are in harmony with its bold
and voluminous surfaces, the Santa Fe presents a more masculine appearance.
The car comes
with a new look and a three-bar hexagonal front grille complemented with
striking headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The headlamp cluster has
many unique features like bright HID LED Lamps and fog lamps with cornering
function giving optimum Safety. The sporty chrome radiator grille and dual tone
skid plates give an enhanced sporty image and a premium appearance to the car.
The new Santa
Fe comes with segment unique 18 inch 2-tone Diamond Cut Alloy wheels.
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