Pricing and specification has been confirmed for the new Hyundai Santa Fe off-roader. The new vehicle goes on sale in the UK in October this year, with prices starting from £25,495.
The third iteration of Hyundai’s 4×4 will be available in three trim levels – Style, Premium and Premium SE – as well as two- and four-wheel drive options and five- or seven-seat configuration.
The entry-level £25,495 Style trim level gets an excellent levels of standard equipment, including 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, self-levelling suspension (on seven-seat models only), air conditioning, Bluetooth with voice recognition and Hyundai’s adjustable Flex Steer system.
Upgrading to Premium specification costs £3,500 and adds touchscreen satellite navigation, a reversing camera with Parking Guidance System, climate control, and black leather seats – heated in the front – among other features.
The range-topping £32,695 Hyundai Santa Fe Premium SE model is only available in seven-seat guise and boasts a comprehensive level of equipment.
On top of the Premium model, Premium SE gets 19-inch alloy wheels, an electric driver’s seats, a panoramic sunroof, Xenon headlights, keyless entry and go, front parking sensors with Smart Parking Assist function and a tyre pressure monitor to improve safety.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe will be even more comfortable than the current model thanks to a 45mm improvement in legroom and 11mm more headroom up front.
A 197bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine will power the new Santa Fe. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions will be available and for the first time on the Santa Fe, a two-wheel drive option will be offered.
The updated engine’s efficiency is strong, with the two-wheel drive variant returning 47.9mpg combined with 155g/km CO2, equating to £170 road tax.
There’s a host of electronic aids to improve safety levels and peace of mind, as well as seven airbags fitted as standard. The upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe also gets Hyundai’s new Active Bonnet System, which raises the engine cover by 60mm in the event of a collision with a pedestrian to dissipate energy and cushion the impact.