The 4th generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe was originally previewed at last year’s Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow and has “received good responses and a substantial amount of bookings”, according to Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors. The vehicle has just recently gone on sale with four variants to choose from and are available at an introductory price starting from MYR 169,888.
The all-new Santa Fe is available in two engine options; the Theta II 2.4 MPI Petrol engine and the R 2.2. CRDi Diesel engine, where both 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.
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 R 2.2 CRDi version is equipped with Hyundai’s HTRAC All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system; a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles.
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 – *MYR 169,888
Theta II 2.4 MPI Premium – *MYR 189,888
R 2.2 CRDi Executive – *MYR 191,888
R 2.2 CRDi Premium – *MYR 211,888
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.