Review Hyundai Santa Fe
South Korean importer Hyundai said what most already know, a city’s AWD is more about talking than walking.
Most owners don’t need, or even have, the need to drive all-wheel drive in their SUVs, said Ben Hershman, Hyundai’s product planning director at the Santa Fe 3.3 launch ceremony. liters this week.
The story for most owners of these cars is size, space and style. For that reason, we chose to go with the 3.3 V6 engine just a front wheel.
Ever since Tucson City’s compact SUV debuted as a front-wheel drive, the model mix has been 82% favored for two-wheelers.
There are some people who want AWD’s power and for those buyers, there’s AWD in the 2.7-liter and 2.2-liter diesel engines, according to Hershman.
3.3 V6 – 180kW and 309Nm units from the Sonata range come in three versions with existing models, the 5-seater SX model at $ 37,990, the 7-seater SLX at $ 40,990 and the 7-seater Elite standing. starting at $ 46,490, $ 2500 less than similarly appointed diesel models.
The only gearbox option is a five-speed automatic. Hyundai Australia boss Steve Yeo says the biggest stumbling block in Australia is still the gap between the actual quality level and the brand’s perception.
The perception of the world is still a bit slower than it is. To take the next step, we need to change the perception of the product.
Yeo said that changing the mindset from the early days of the company in Australia as drivers drove away, no longer had to pay people living in the basement bargaining longer.
People are slowly beginning to understand that Hyundai is at the forefront of surveys on quality and satisfaction from overseas markets, especially in the United States, according to Mr. Y.
Because we are choosing to use quality materials and a high level of standard equipment, competitive prices can be a challenge for manufacturers from countries with more favorable exchange rates. .
The Santa Fe V6 is essentially unchanged from the current models, with the company claiming the only changes are the slightly softer springs at the back to make up for the absence of rear differential.
The overall weight of 3.3 drops about 100kg compared to the equivalent AWD, but due to the larger engine it is not equivalent to better fuel economy.
Hyundai figures show a combined cycle of 10.7 liters / 100km. The return of the launcher drive is closer to 11.5 per 100km, ie more than 210km of driving on highways and zigzag mountain roads. What is clear from the first corner is the car’s more refined and composed steering.
Hyundai’s engineers, while admitting the 3.3 version offer a less frantic experience at the wheel, claim no changes to parts or adjustments to match the V6. On reasonable surfaces, the Santa Fe rides lightly with comfortable passengers.
Push on when the surface degrades and there’s an initial level of movement on the suspension into the corners, but the chassis will soon stabilize with confidence-inspiring certainty.
Traction control system and ESP standard are not aggressive but smooth steps when the car starts to move on loose surfaces. The launch vehicle is the premier Elite trimmings, no doubt about the fit and perfect quality. Furniture can be from any high-end manufacturer, with first-class fit and fit, quality of materials and equipment, and beauty.
Blue light in both the device screen and central cooling box, front and rear power sockets, full-size accessories and air conditioning with pollen filters all come into the annex.