Hyundai Group was a multinational family owned headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded by Chung Ju-yung in 1947 as a construction firm and Chung was directly in control of the company until his death incurred in year 2001. Following the 1997 East Asian financial crisis and Chung’s death, Hyundai underwent a major restructuring and break-up, which reduced the Hyundai Group’s business to encompass only container shipping services, the manufacturing of elevators, and tourism. Today, most companies bearing the name Hyundai are not legally connected to Hyundai Group. However, most of the former subsidiaries of the Hyundai conglomerate continue to be run by relatives of Chung. If these companies were considered as forming a single broad family business, then it would remain the largest company in South Korea with enormous economic and political power in the country. There are lots of car models provided by the Hyundai Motor company, the Hyundai Santa Fe is one of them. Here is the details Article about this model Santa fe.
Hyundai Santa Fe Features
Hyundai gives top priority to safety of passengers. The car is fitted with active and passive safety features. The braking and suspension systems are superb. Besides the car handles well on winding roads thanks to the three modes that control the weight of the steering. Other key features include ESP, Six standard airbags, Anti Braking System (ABS) with EBD, seat belt warning, crash sensor, engine immobilisers, tilt and telescopic power steering and cruise control.
The interiors too boast of the fluidic design and shares design with the D-segment Elantra sedan. The inside is characterized by the beige upholstery and black/brown panels. The quality and fit and finish are top-notch. The cabin follows the pattern already found in Hyundai sedan and saloons. The Santa Fe is a generously large SUV and seat seven passengers in three rows of seats. There is ample space inside, but the last row suits children best. The driver seat is electrically adjustable and other seats need to be manually adjusted. As for features, it offers everything one can think of. Standard features include steering mounted controls, touch screen infotainment system and climate control system in it. Overall, the interior looks stylish and modern.
Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specification
The new Santa Fe may look very different from its predecessor but it uses the same 194bh of power, 2.2-litre CRDi engine as the earlier car. Also as before, the engine is one of the strengths of the package. It’s fairly quiet, responsive and offers good performance too. There’s a nice surge of power as you keep the throttle pressed which helps when you want to overtake on the highway. We drove the 6-speed automatic-equipped Santa Fe and found it responsive enough for typical use. However, the gearbox has a tendency to upshift early so it’s best to switch to manual mode on a twisty road.
Hyundai Santa Fe Mileage
Giving Mileage for a big SUV type car Hyundai Sante Fe but it gives very satisfying mileage to the customer. It comes with both automatic and manual transmission, while it comes with four-wheel drive as well as two-wheel drive options. The two-wheel drive manual Santa Fe has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of around 14 km/pl while the automatic 4WD Santa Fe has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 11 km/pl Introduced at the the Detroit Auto Show last year2015, this SUV will be developed at Hyundai’s Chennai plant.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD AT (2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic), gives 14.66 km/pl on highway and 11.87 km/pl in city.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD MT (199 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives 14.66 km/pl on highway and 11.87 km/pl in city.
Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD AT (2199 cc, Diesel, Automatic), gives 11.72 km/pl on highway and 8.45 km/pl in city.
Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive Reviews
On the whole, the Santa Fe doesn’t have much to offer enthusiasts but it makes a great choice as a family car. And thanks to the excellent space and good seats, you wouldn’t mind being driver in one either. It’s got loads of kit too and does look rather special. But it may not be smooth sailing for the Santa Fe in India though it is high on features and equipment, it is pricier than what most people expected it to be. As a result, Hyundai might have a tough time trying to convince buyers to pay so much for its sports utility vehicles (SUV) at a time when you could have an Audi Q3 S for similar money. Truly, if there is one thing that stands in the way of the Santa Fe, it’s got to be the badge.
Even high speed stability is very good though the softly-sprung Santa Fe does tend to bounce (especially at the rear) and also tends to roll a fair bit when driven fast. What’s nice is that save for some tyre noise, the cabin is well insulated from the happenings outside and this (combined with the powerful engine) really helps make the Santa Fe a great cruiser.
Open the doors, and you are greeted by a genuinely luxurious cabin. There’s a very pleasing mix of beige and brown plastics that contrast well with the silver accents in the cabin. Even small things like the fine stitching on the seats make this cabin comparable to a German car’s. It betters the Honda CR-V on this front and is miles ahead of the Toyota Fortuner that will be its chief competitor. The dashboard is attractive but the touchscreen for the audio system is small. It’s not only well styled, it’s a well thought out cabin too. The front seats offer good support while middle row passengers will love the space and comfort on offer. Access to the third row is not all that convenient because the middle seat only slides forward and cannot be flipped forward to ensure easy entry.
Hyundai Santa Fe Look Pictures
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