Hyundai Santa Fe Unveiled At The Chicago Auto Show, India To See It Soon

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Hyundai unveiled its much-touted Santa Fe at the Chicago Auto Show, two variants - Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport.

Some of the notable upgrades are new LED elements, additional features to the infotainment system, convenience; and safety gears, and new Drive Mode with Sport, Eco and Normal options, now standard across the variants.

On the exterior, the front grille gets broader with an additional slat, the lower vent is wide like a catfish-mouth with a slight splitter at the side of the bumper.

As for the rear, the taillights are more rectangular than angular, the side rocker panel on the doors gets a dash of silver finish, the alloy wheels range from 17-, 18-, and 19-inch depending on the variants.

Hyundai has continued to offer front or all-wheel drive on the Santa Fe, and the seating of five for the Sport; and six and seven for the Santa Fe.

The Sport is powered by a 182bhp for the 2.4litre, 4-cylinder engine or even a more powerful 237bhp on a 2.0litre turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine.

As for the Santa Fe, it gets 286bhp for a 3.3litre, V6 engine, a six-speed automatic is standard across variants. The AWD (All-Wheel Drive) gets the Active Cornering Control as standard.

The Santa Fe variant will be 6- or 7-seater and the Sport will seat five passengers. The Santa Fe variant will come with a limited offering for the 7-seater.

The prices of the Santa Fe might be in the range of 17 to 20 lakhs and India will see this launch probably by this year end.

Story first published: Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:22 [IST]
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