Marlborough Mid-Week : May 20th 2015
24 MARLBOROUGH MIDWEEK, MAY 20, 2015 Bill Green car reviews, brought to you by T HYUNDAI SANTA FE DIESEL ELITE…… Hyundai have upped the ante his is the fourth generation Santa Fe to arrive in New Zealand. In 2001 we first saw this Korean SUV arrive, from then a new version in 2006 with a facelift in 2010. A game changer for the marque was the arrival of the excellent ‘R’ series diesel engine. At the heart of this Santa Fe Elite is that 2.2 litre CRDi diesel, very smooth in its power delivery and strong in torque, the numbers show 145kw and 436Nm, plenty good for towing, up to 2000kg braked and 750kg unbraked. The engine is mated to a six speed auto right across the range, this helps with fuel economy, Hyundai rate the Elite at 7.3l/100km. A cross the range there are 8 models with three power trains; two petrol, a 3.3 V6 and 2.4GDi plus the turbo diesel. There are five and seven seat models, the Limited Elite version tops the range both in price and fit out at and comes solely in diesel form. The Elite as tested has a choice of all three engines and five or seven seats. The vehicle boasts an electronic (torque on demand) 4WD system with a 50:50 torque lockup. The only 2WD is the V6. T here’s plenty of kit in this new vehicle, too much to mention here. A great styling feature is that the bottom of the doors have a wrap that helps stop dirt etc. getting onto the sills so you don’t get the good gear dirty when getting i n and out of Santa Fe, nice work eh! H yundai’s safety features include a 5 star ANCAP rating, this Santa Fe scored the highest of any SUV tested “Santa Fe has good passive safety features, almost too many to bang on about,…” in 2012 at 35.63 out of a possible 37 points. There’s plenty of high tensile steel used in the construction to help with keeping the structure intact. Santa Fe has good passive safety features, almost too many to bang on about, but to mention some: ESC, ABS, BA, Traction Control, VSM, corner control, downhill brake control and of course there’s a reversing camera and sensors plus 7 airbags. Things like satellite navigation, leather seating, a premium audio, auto headlights, cornering lamps and rain sensing wipers all come in the Elite. The Elite model sits on235/60R18 tyres on 18 inch alloy wheels. Inside’s a great place to be with wellshaped leather clad seats front and rear, the third row easily accessed and simple to put in to position. There’s Bluetooth functionality, cruise control, and hands free phone ability, a USB input an aux. iPod point. The automatic climate control has a pollen filter plus there’s separate air conditioning system for both sets of rear passengers. S anta Fe has come a long way in a short time, it’s an easy drive with plenty of room and quite frugal. The Elite diesel is available from $73,990 plus on road costs. Two New Hyundai Santa FE s available NOW for Immediate delivery. 2015 models at special “one off” pricing. We are desperate for second hand Santa Fe trades. Call in and test drive today, we would love to offer you a changeover price. DRIVEAWAY 2015 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.2CRDi Diesel Auto DRIVE AWAY 2015 HYUNDAI SANTA FE ELITE 2.2CRDi Diesel Auto www.motorworld.nz Mayfi eld Motorworld 6 Hutcheson St, Blenheim WAYNE 021 332 677 MIKE 027 372 2583 GREG 021 190 3774 6673703AF 1 Only! 1 Only!
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