Hyundai has confirmed the pricing and specification for its new generation Santa Fe sports utility vehicle that will be rolled out in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2012. The Hyundai Santa Fe will have a starting price of £25,495 OTR for the 2.2-litre CRDi Style 2WD model. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be powered by a 2.2-litre CRDi engine that could produce 197PS of output and 311lb ft of torque.
Power from the engine is transmitted to the wheels through either six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. Hyundai made sure that the 2.2-litre CRDi engine for the SUV would exhibit significant improvements in fuel economy as well as reductions in CO2 emissions.
The 2WD version has a fuel economy rating of 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 155g/km, which is below the benchmark 160g/km level, making the variant attractive to fleet customers. The 4WD manual Santa Fe has a highly impressive combined fuel consumption figure of 46.3mpg and CO2 emission rating of 159g/km. The automatic version, meanwhile, has a combined fuel consumption of 41.5mpg and a CO2 emission rating of 178g/km.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is available in three trims in two seat configurations – five- and seven-seater. The new generation Santa Fe also boasts of having standard features that come as cost options with rival models, epitomizing Hyundai’s philosophy of offering customers maximum value for money.
Since launching the Hyundai Santa Fe in the UK in 2001, the company has sold around 37,500 units, selling 4,200 of the SUV model in 2011. The Hyundai Santa Fe to be rolled out in the UK in October will be produced at the carmaker’s manufacturing site in Ulsan, South Korea.