Hyundai New Zealand officially launched the facelift Santa Fe model today - a new family wagon option for Kiwis
While billed as a facelift on the current Santa Fe, Hyundai says the 2010 model is vastly different to its predecessor.
The major change is the new R-Series engine and transmission.
“With over 30 percent more power and a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption, the R-Series engine now puts out more power than many rugged 4x4 utilities on the market - the difference on the road is unbelievable,” says Tom Ruddenklau, National Sales Manager Hyundai New Zealand.
The Santa Fe comes with a choice of three engines; the all-new 2.2 litre R-Series diesel engine which delivers 14 kW of power at 3800rpm, and 436Nm of torque at 1800 – 2500rpm. The 2.4 litre Theta II MPI petrol engine which produces 128kW at 6000rpm and 226Nm of torque at 3750rpm, and the 3.5 litre Lambda II MPI petrol engine producing 206kW at 6300rpm and 335Nm of torque at 5000rpm.
Another new feature on the 2010 Santa Fe include a proximity key with a push button start.
“While it might sound like a gimmick, this feature is incredibly practical. Entering and starting your car without getting your keys out is great for the busy family wagon driver,” Ruddenklau says.
Other features include a reversing camera, rain sensing wipers, electric seats, and full i-pod connectivity, an advanced Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as well as Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), a new rollover sensor, and the BAS (Brake Assist system).
See the Hyundai Santa Fe for sale here.