Hyundai NZ launches updated Santa Fe

Hyundai NZ launches updated Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe Launch fq

Hyundai New Zealand officially launched its facelifted Santa Fe model at a special event yesterday.

The biggest change for the updated Santa Fe is the new R-Series engine and transmission.

“With over 30 percent more power and a 10 percent  reduction in fuel consumption, the R-Series engine now puts out more power than many rugged 4×4 utilities on the market –  the difference on the road is unbelievable’” says Hyundai Santa Fe Launch bothTom Ruddenklau, National Sales Manager Hyundai New Zealand.

Since its launch in 2000, more than two million Santa Fe’s have been sold globally and 4,260 here at home – that says a lot about the success and popularity of the model.  In New Zealand it’s been the number one selling diesel SUV for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 YTYD.  With the new model arriving and being better than ever before, that success is sure to continue.”

This 2010 Santa Fe has already proved itself in terms of fuel economy. It took Hyundai Santa Fe Launch ftop honours in the SUV class at the transcontinental Global Green Challenge recently; delivering less than six litres per 100 kilometres in the Australian outback.

The Santa Fe comes with a choice of three engines; the all-new 2.2 litre R-Series diesel engine which delivers 145 kW of power at 3800 rpm, and 436 Nm of torque at 1800 — 2500 rpm. The 2.4 litre Theta II MPI petrol engine which produces 128 kW at 6000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm and the 3.5 litre Lambda II MPI petrol engine producing 206 kW at 6300 rpm and 335 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.

The R-Series diesel engine in particular is Hyundai’s newest and most advanced engine development. During its development Hyundai built over 500 prototype engines during the 42 month-long development period, encompassing a wide variety of performance and emissions tests and endurance assessments.

“The Santa Fe is the first of Hyundai’s models to have the new R-Series diesel engine fitted and proves Hyundai’s diesel development capabilities really are Hyundai Santa Fe Launch sworld-class. With diesels becoming cleaner and more fuel efficient all the time, there’s a growing demand for diesel power plants which Hyundai is working to meet,” says Ruddenklau.

New features on the 2010 Santa Fe include a proximity key with a push button start. Other new features include a reversing camera and rain sensing wipers, electric seats, and full i-pod connectivity.

Hyundai New Zealand continues its stance on safety standards across its range; the Santa Fe has an advanced Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as well as Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), which applies the optimum pressure to individual brakes in all braking situations.

Retail pricing for the Santa Fe petrol models start at $52,990 and from $58,490 for the R-Series diesel model.

To find out more, click here to check out the Hyundai NZ website.

Hyundai Santa Fe Launch fq

Hyundai New Zealand officially launched its facelifted Santa Fe model at a special event yesterday.

The biggest change for the updated Santa Fe is the new R-Series engine and transmission.

“With over 30 percent more power and a 10 percent  reduction in fuel consumption, the R-Series engine now puts out more power than many rugged 4×4 utilities on the market –  the difference on the road is unbelievable’” says Hyundai Santa Fe Launch bothTom Ruddenklau, National Sales Manager Hyundai New Zealand.

Since its launch in 2000, more than two million Santa Fe’s have been sold globally and 4,260 here at home – that says a lot about the success and popularity of the model.  In New Zealand it’s been the number one selling diesel SUV for 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 YTYD.  With the new model arriving and being better than ever before, that success is sure to continue.”

This 2010 Santa Fe has already proved itself in terms of fuel economy. It took Hyundai Santa Fe Launch ftop honours in the SUV class at the transcontinental Global Green Challenge recently; delivering less than six litres per 100 kilometres in the Australian outback.

The Santa Fe comes with a choice of three engines; the all-new 2.2 litre R-Series diesel engine which delivers 145 kW of power at 3800 rpm, and 436 Nm of torque at 1800 — 2500 rpm. The 2.4 litre Theta II MPI petrol engine which produces 128 kW at 6000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm and the 3.5 litre Lambda II MPI petrol engine producing 206 kW at 6300 rpm and 335 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm.

The R-Series diesel engine in particular is Hyundai’s newest and most advanced engine development. During its development Hyundai built over 500 prototype engines during the 42 month-long development period, encompassing a wide variety of performance and emissions tests and endurance assessments.

“The Santa Fe is the first of Hyundai’s models to have the new R-Series diesel engine fitted and proves Hyundai’s diesel development capabilities really are Hyundai Santa Fe Launch sworld-class. With diesels becoming cleaner and more fuel efficient all the time, there’s a growing demand for diesel power plants which Hyundai is working to meet,” says Ruddenklau.

New features on the 2010 Santa Fe include a proximity key with a push button start. Other new features include a reversing camera and rain sensing wipers, electric seats, and full i-pod connectivity.

Hyundai New Zealand continues its stance on safety standards across its range; the Santa Fe has an advanced Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as well as Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), which applies the optimum pressure to individual brakes in all braking situations.

Retail pricing for the Santa Fe petrol models start at $52,990 and from $58,490 for the R-Series diesel model.

To find out more, click here to check out the Hyundai NZ website.

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