The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe was revealed last month. At the ongoing 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the first preview of the SUV took place. The company confirmed new Diesel, Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid options. The XL variant offers 7 seats.
Hyundai Motors has been partial to Indian customers for not offering the safety and environment-friendly technology that otherwise are available on the same models elsewhere. If you compare a Hyundai Santa Fe from the USA to the one in India, the latter lacks about half of the features. The Hyundai Santa Fe in USA retails for $30,850 (INR 20.02 lakh) to $39,550 (INR 25.7 lakh). Much to blame are the taxes we have to pay for these “luxuries”. Hyundai showcased the Santa Fe at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. The officials confirmed a new diesel engine, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid variant. Read along to know more.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Launch Date
Hyundai already has its hands full for the year to launch the Elite i20 automatic in May. Post which will be the most awaited family hatchback of the year, the all-new Santro in August. The automaker also announced the Creta facelift launch within the year so it might happen during the festive season of Diwali. The Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to launch during late 2019. The Hybrid and the Plug-in Hybrid, if planned for India, might follow a couple of years later around 2022.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Price In India
The upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe could be priced exactly between INR 28 lakh to INR 32 lakh. The hybrid versions, if launched, will be imported as CBU. The Indian Government took a U-turn on their green policy announcing that there will be no policies or incentives in favour of electric vehicles till 2030. Considering this along with the fact that the Santa Fe Hybrid will b imported as CBU, it would cost upwards of INR 40 lakh!
Hyundai Santa Fe – Mileage
The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe is expected might be offered only in the seven-seat configuration with the 2.2-litre diesel engine. This is the XL variant that comes loaded with all-wheel drive. The brand-new 2.4-litre turbodiesel engine is quite powerful and is expected to deliver 12-13 kmpl. The Hybrid is an all-together new story though. The company hasn’t released official figures but we believe the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid will share its powertrain with the Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid. This setup in the Santa Fe would deliver around 24 kmpl! The petrol engine will deliver more average than it’s diesel counterpart.
Hyundai Santa Fe – Engine Specification
Our regular readers would be aware that the new Hyundai Santa Fe XL variant will launch in India offering 7 seats. Powering the SUV will be a 2.2-litre diesel engine churning out 200 bhp of max power and 434 Nm peak torque. The diesel engine will come mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Hybrid variants will feature a 1.6-litre petrol engine making 104 hp and 148 Nm torque. The electric motor offers 43 hp and 169 Nm torque. The electric motor alone will drive the SUV for up to 45 kilometres at speeds of up to120 kmph. The hybrid version comes loaded with a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox with EcoShift.
Stay tuned for more info on upcoming Hyundai SUV