HYUNDAI has slotted a brand new three.5-litre V6 beneath the bonnet of the Santa Fe, priced from $43,000 excluding on-road prices for the entry degree Active.
Shared with the Kia Sorento and producing 206kW of energy and 336Nm of torque, the brand new V6 replaces the previous 138kW/231Nm 2.Four-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the one petrol engine obtainable. The different choice is the acquainted 2.2-litre turbo-diesel (CRDi).
Both engines are out there on all trim ranges (Active, Elite and Highlander), with the two.2-litre diesel (147kW/440Nm) carrying a $3000 premium throughout the vary.
The new V6 has been paired with Hyundai’s eight-speed automated transmission and is simply out there with front-wheel drive, as all-wheel drive duties are left solely to the diesel.
With a claimed gasoline financial system of 10.6 litres per 100km on the official mixed cycletest, the brand new engine is thirstier than each the diesel and outmoded four-cylinder petrol engine that are listed at 7.5L/100km and 9.3L/100km respectively.
With the addition of the larger, heavier engine up entrance, Hyundai has revised the Santa Fe’s suspension tune to raised match Australia’s “challenging city and country roads.”
Hyundai Motor Company Australia chief working officerJohn Kettsaid the introduction of the V6 constructed strongly on the attraction of the Santa Fe.
“Santa Fe continues to give Australian families standard SmartSense active safety and cutting-edge connectivity and convenience features, in a stylish, spacious and versatile SUV that delivers exceptional value for money, with the peace of mind of Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty and Lifetime Service Plan,” he stated.
The 2020 Sante Fe’s SmartSense suite options a lot of the big-ticket security options together with ahead collision-avoidance help, adaptive cruise management with cease and go, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance help methods, driver consideration warning, excessive beam help and lane-keeping help.
Hyundai Auto Link allow drivers to watch a plethora of data relating to their car and journey, together with journey info, tyre strain monitoring, driving historical past, crowd comparability, parking administration, roadside help, velocity and eco driving patterns, car well being and upkeep, maps in addition to supplier location and get in touch with particulars.
The Highlander scores the premium model of Auto Link which provides distant unlock and engine begin, geo-fencing and emergency alerts in a crash.
As of the top of October, Hyundai had bought 5099 Santa Fes this yr, accounting for five.eight per cent of the phase market – virtually 2000 greater than its Sorento cousin (3220) – however nonetheless down virtually 20 per cent on 2018.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe pricing*
|Active three.5 MPi (a)||$43,000|
|Active 2.2 CRDi (a)||$46,000|
|Elite three.5 MPi (a)||$51,000|
|Elite 2.2 CRDi (a)||$54,000|
|Highlander three.5 MPi (a)||$57,500|
|Highlander 2.2 CRDi (a)||$60,500|
*Excludes on-road prices