Last year was big for the auto industry as many new auto manufacturers entered the market. Hyundai, a Korean auto sector giant, is one of them. After signing a collaboration with Nishat Group, the company is building its state of the art assembly line in Faisalabad.
There are many speculations in auto enthusiasts of Pakistan regarding the upcoming vehicle lineup of Hyundai in Pakistan. A couple of months back we spotted Hyundai Ioniq in Pakistan and now we are breaking the news that Hyundai could also launch its much acclaimed Hyundai Santa Fe in the country.
The company is test driving the SUV, Hyundai Santa Fe, in the country and a member of PakWheels forum community witnessed few Santa Fe cars in Emporium Mall, Lahore. There is also a banner there in mall stating that Hyundai is coming soon.
Talking to the administration there, More News came to know that the SUVs’ are in the mall, however, it’s not decided yet when the official marketing campaign will commence. Moreover, the final decision about the launch of Hyundai Santa Fe will be made after the completion of tests on Pakistani asphalts.
Let’s dig into the details of Hyundai Santa Fe.
Since the launch of the first generation of the model in 2001, Hyundai has sold more than 1.6 million SUVs in Europe. Currently, we have the fourth generation of Hyundai Santa Fe and going to witness a real upgraded model in 2020.
As for the exterior design, it adopts the lines premiered in other SUVs of the brand, such as the cascade grill or the Full LED headlights. The rear part stands out, above all, for the headlights and the bumper that now integrates with the reverse light, and the anti-fog lights.
The color palette for the body contemplates 10 different options.
Inside, the Santa Fe has adopted the elevated configuration of the multifunction screen while improving both the quality of the materials used and the overall look of the interior. It comes with three different color options.
The head and leg room are spacious enough and the seats are much comfortable. If you roll down the back seats, you have an ample boot space as well. The driving and gear position is also optimum.
The infotainment system with 7-inch screen includes Apple Car Play and Android Auto, as well as a wireless charger for mobile and USB or AUX jack connection, among others. Optionally you can incorporate a navigation system with an 8-inch screen. In addition, the new 2019 Santa Fe includes a Head-Up Display system projected directly onto the windshield.
The mechanical offer includes two diesel options and two gasoline options. The diesel-fueled 2.0 block is available with two power ranges 150 hp to 185 hp, while the known 2.2 CRDi 200 hp is still present.
All diesel mechanics can be associated with both the six-speed manual transmission and the new automatic transmission with an 8-speed torque converter. Those who prefer gasoline mechanics have at their disposal a 2.4 of 185 hp that is only available in combination with a six-ratio automatic gearbox
It is expected that the Santa Fe range will be completed with a hybrid variant and a plug-in hybrid variant.
The Hyundai Santa Fe incorporates the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system, recently developed by the company, which allows independent control of the amount of torque received by each wheel. A display on the instrumentation screen indicates the amount of torque each wheel is receiving in real time.
In combination with driving modes, the HTRAC system adapts the force distribution to prioritize acceleration, stability or fuel efficiency. For example, the system increases traction in snow, gravel and on regular road surfaces while improving cornering performance.
It is also expected that the upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe will be having fingerprint recognition which will give users a premium and safe keyless entry.
Specs of Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 2.2 L Automatic 4WD
|Engine||4 cylinders in line, 2.199 cc|
|Max power||200 HP (147 kW) at 3,800 rpm|
|Maximum torque||440 Nm at 1,750-2,750 rpm|
|Change||Automatic, 8 speeds|
|Suspension of./tras.||McPherson / Multibrazo|
|Dimensions||4.770 / 1.890 / 1.680 mm|
|Max speed||205 km / h|
|0-100 km / h||9.3 s|