All Four Variants of the New Santa Fe officially on sale
The all-new 4th generation Santa Fe that was previewed at the Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2018 has gone on sale with four variants to choose from, at an introductory starting price of *RM169,888. Members of the media were given the opportunity to view all four variants at Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) ‘Buka Puasa’ event recently.
“Since the preview in November last year, we’ve received good responses and a substantial amount of bookings. Pricing of the Santa Fe has been released and our popular SUV has gone on sale just recently,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
The all-new Santa Fe is available in two engine options, namely the Theta II 2.4 MPI Petrol engine and R 2.2 CRDi Diesel engine. Both engine types are offered with Executive and Premium variants. The Theta II 2.4 MPI that is mated to a 6-Speed Auto Transmission, produces a maximum power of 172PS at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 225Nm at 4,000rpm. While the R 2.2 CRDi Diesel engine, that is mated to Hyundai’s new 8-Speed Auto Transmission, produces a maximum power of 193PS at 3,800rpm and a maximum torque of 440Nm at 1,750-2,750rpm. Hyundai’s newly developed 8-speed Auto Transmission, provides quick and crisp shifts for a more engaging and efficient driving experience.
With a RM20,000 price difference, the premium variants for both the Theta II 2.4 MPI and R 2.2 CRDi come with the following additional features; Rear Occupant Alert; Blind-Spot Collision Warning; Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, Bi-function LED Projection, Dynamic Bending Light, 8-way power seat for the front passenger & 10-way power seat for the driver, Walk-in Device on passenger seat, Leather Dashboard Trim; Deluxe Cloth or Suede on the pillar; sun visor and roof trim; 7-inch Supervision TFT LCD, Floating-typed 7″ Display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Power Tailgate, Wireless Phone Charger, Rain Sensor, 19-inch wheels and LED lamps.
The newly developed Rear Occupant Alert is the latest addition to Hyundai’s list of safety features. It monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps detect the movement of children. It is designed to prevent instances of children or pets being left behind and forgotten in the car, as well as for cases of children accidentally locking themselves in.
The R 2.2 CRDi version is equipped with Hyundai’s HTRAC All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system. The HTRAC AWD system is a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-toque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles. The driver selectable HTRAC Normal, Sport and Smart modes help provide confident control in all weather conditions. This system also has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many competitor systems and has been tuned to conditions such as straight-line acceleration, medium and high-speed cornering and hill starts.
Standard safety features carried over from the previous generation are the 6 Airbag system, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Antilock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and an Immobiliser. Other standard convenient features across all variants include a 12-way Driver Power Seat, Smart One Touch Walk-in, Floating Type 7-inch display, Auxiliary and USB ports as well as Bluetooth connectivity with Voice Recognition, Safety Power Window, Back Warning Camera, Parking Distance Warning (front & rear), Auto Light Control, Auto Cruise Control and a Roof Rack.
Featuring an aerodynamic look that encompasses luxury and toughness, this bold and robust SUV introduces a wide cascading grille that is iconic to current Hyundai designs with separated type composite lights, comprising LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights, for the front and rear. The longer wheel base and short overhang completes an elegant profile with large wheel arch lines for a sturdy ridge. Combined with the wide grille bumper and tasteful chrome mouldings, the all new Santa Fe takes on a visually original identity with a substantial increase in interior space as compared to its predecessor.
The interior is also entirely different, with great improvement to ergonomics and modern-day necessities for an improved driving experience. The stunning relationship between design and functionality combines premium quality with a roomy horizontal layout and enhanced visibility. The new one-touch folding seats applied to the second-row seats ease passenger access to third-row seats, while the electronic switch applied to the luggage side increase convenience for loading.
The introductory prices for the four variants, valid until end of June 2019 are as follows (*Price excludes road tax and insurance and price shown is applicable only to Peninsula Malaysia):
- Theta II 2.4 MPI Executive – *RM169,888
- Theta II 2.4 MPI Premium – *RM189,888
- R 2.2 CRDi Executive – *RM191,888
- R 2.2 CRDi Premium – *RM211,888
The all-new Santa Fe is entitled to 50,000km free service with 3 years’ validity and a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty. For more information or to place a booking, interested parties can head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.
Internationally, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe, together with the Kona and NEXO, has been granted the Silver Award in the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), held by the Industrial Designers Society of America. The prestigious recognition was given to recognise Hyundai’s bold design language and futuristic ideas. All three vehicles met IDEA’s design demands and showcased its style and determination.