Hyundai launches new Santa Fe, unveils Xcent sedan
Posted on Feb 05 2014 | IANS
Greater Noida, Feb 5 : Auto major Hyundai Wednesday launched the all new Santa Fe sports utility vehicle (SUV) here, a day a day before the 12th Auto Expo opens, at a starting price of just over Rs.26 lakh.
"The third generation Santa Fe is powerful and dynamic. It is one the finest expressions of modern premium with high levels of performance," said B.S. Seo, managing director and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL).
The new Santa Fe is much more curvaceous and aggressive compared to the earlier generation. The three-bar hexagonal chrome grille upfront and wraparound, curved head and tail lamps with LED day-time running lights look stunning.
The 18-inch diamond cut alloys further add to the car's appeal.
On the inside, the Korean SUV offers flexible three-row seating.
The car is powered by a 2.2-litre CRDI engine.
Available in two and four wheel drive versions and a six speed manual and automatic transmission, the Santa Fe delivers around 15 km per litre (manual) and 13 in the automatic model.
The two wheel drive (manual) Santa Fe is priced at Rs.26.3 lakh, while the automatic would cost Rs.27.15 lakh. The four-wheel drive automatic is available for Rs.29.25 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
The country's second largest car maker, Hyundai also unveiled its new sub four metre sedan - Xcent that will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze and the upcoming offerings from Tata and Ford.
The Xcent sedan is based on Hyundai's latest offering, the Grand i10 hatchback.