Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors has finally launched the much anticipated Santa Fe. The 7-seater mid-size SUV is offered here with two engine options – a 2.4-litre Theta II MPI petrol engine and a 2.2-litre CRDi diesel unit.
In 2.4 MPI guise, the Santa Fe gets 174hp and 227Nm under the hood while figures for the CRDi variant are significantly healthier – the turbodiesel unit puts out an impressive 194hp and 436Nm of torque. Both engines are paired to the same 6-speed automatic gearbox with an Active On-Demand 4WD system.
Each engine option is sold in two variants – Elegance and Executive Plus. Standard features for all models in the Santa Fe line-up include Motor Driven Power Steering, Electric Parking Brake, Vehicle Stability Management, Downhill Brake and Hillstart Assist Control, 12-way power adjustable driver seat, Safe Drive Recorder and a 4.2-inch TFT LCD information display.
Bonus features in the more expensive Executive Plus variant include HID xenon headlamps, LED taillights, Audio Visual Navigator with Back Warning Camera, brown Nappa leather seats and a wide panoramic sunroof. The cheaper Elegance gets projection headlights, bulb-type taillights and black leather seats while the Audio Visual Navigator is an optional extra.
With a 7-seat setup in an SUV body, the Santa Fe offers an interesting proposition that is rivalled by few in its price segment. Prices range from RM163,888 for the 2.4 MPI Elegance all the way to RM189,888 for the range-topping 2.2 CRDi Executive Plus.
Hyundai Santa Fe Price List
Theta II 2.4 MPI Auto (Elegance) – RM163,888
Theta II 2.4 MPI Auto (Executive Plus) – RM177,888
R 2.2 CRDi Auto (Elegance) – RM176,888
R 2.2 CRDi Auto (Executive Plus) – RM189,888
All prices are on-the-road with insurance.