New Hyundai Sante Fe launched on the Chinese car market
Published on December 24, 2012 by W.E. Ning
The new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 219.800 yuan and ends at 309.800 yuan. Engines: 2.4 and 2.0 turbo. The Hyundai Santa Fe is made in China by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture.
The previous Hyundai Santa Fe was imported into China and some 20% more expensive. It was however already sold via the Beijing-Hyundai dealer network. The 2.4 is a rather old but very cheap engine, output is 189hp, mated to a 6-speed automatic. The 2.0 turbo poops out a much better 245hp and comes with the same 6-speed auto. There are no manuals available anymore.
The Hyundai Santa Fe will compete with fine vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota Highlander and its sister model the Kia Sorento.
Dash loox a bit messy and center screen is on the small side.