Hyundai’s latest seven-seat Sante Fe due at year end breaks cover
Details have emerged of the updated version of Hyundai’s popular Sante Fe SUV ahead of its launch late this year – photos reveal a very stylish new look. On face value, the Hyundai Sante Fe trumps the new Kia Sorrento in the looks department with its full width rectangular grille with low-set headlights and slim LED daytime running lights above. Inside, more upmarket with improved materials and a new 10,25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a new rotary dial gear selector and a floating console dash design purveying a more expansive feel. Engine power remains the current 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 2.2-litre turbo diesel with some updates much like the latest Kia Sorrento. A new hybrid Sante Fe is also expected next year based on a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor drawing power from a 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. Hyundai’s brand value continues to rise – now ranked fifth amongst global automotive brands behind Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Honda.
I’m David Berthon
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