Hyundai has announced pricing and specification details of the new Santa Fe off-roader, which will start at £25,495 The Santa Fe will be the only Hyundai that has a name rather than the new i numbering system – i10, i20, etc. Hyundai feels that Santa Fe is such a strong brand, it would be a waste to throw it away.
The new Santa Fe will be powered by an uprated version of the familiar 2.2-litre CRDi engine which develops 194 bhp and 311lb ft of torque. The 2WD version returns 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and emissions fall below the benchmark 160g/km level for the first time (155g/km) making it much more appealing for company car buyers. The 4WD manual Santa Fe also falls below the benchmark figure, with a combined fuel consumption figure of 46.3mpg and 159g/km. The automatic model delivers 41.5mpg and 178g/km.