GALLERY: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with third-row vents

GALLERY: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with third-row vents

The Hyundai Santa Fe which was launched in May 2019 has been updated with third row air vents. The addition is standard for all four variants on sale, and comes with a RM2,000 price increase.

With that, the current pricing is RM171,888 for the Santa Fe Executive and RM191,888 for the Premium, while diesel models retails at RM193,888 and RM213,888 respectively. Included is a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and three-year/50,000 km free servicing.

For powertrain, the petrol variants are powered by Hyundai’s 2.4 litre Theta II MPi naturally-aspirated engine, delivering 172 PS at 6,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The more expensive pair, on the other hand, gets powered by the 2.2 litre R CRDi turbodiesel that’s tuned to produce 193 PS at 3,800 rpm and 440 Nm from 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. This engine is mated to a new eight-speed automatic and Hyundai’s HTRAC variable all-wheel drive system, the latter capable of sending up to 35% of torque to the rear wheels, or up to 50% in Sport mode.

The 5+2 seater SUV measures 4,770 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and 1,680 mm tall, making it longer and wider than the older model, and its wheelbase measures 2,765 mm wheelbase (65 mm longer). Inside, the cabin gets a three-tiered dashboard, and Hyundai claims that it used high quality materials and striking colour combos, as evidenced by this particular variant you see here.

Standard kit includes projector halogen headlights, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, cruise control, dual-zone climate control with ioniser, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, black leather upholstery, a freestanding seven-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a reverse camera.

GALLERY: 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with third-row vents

Premium variants add on adaptive LED headlights, LED tail lights, LED fog lights, 19-inch alloys, leather dashboard trim, an eight-way powered passenger seat with Toyota Camry-style shoulder buttons, a seven-inch Supervision instrument display, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a powered tailgate. The burgundy leather option costs RM2,000 extra.

Safety-wise, the Santa Fe comes with six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control, hill descent control and ISOFIX second-row child seat anchors, but only the Premium variants get blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert and Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) that warns you if a child is left in a seat behind. There’s still no autonomous emergency braking here.

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  • Kimchi Wong on May 19, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    This is a real beauty. See lots of improvement. Korean will soon come closer to Japanese. Santa Fe, CRV, CX5 > all

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    • Sarmad on May 19, 2020 at 2:11 pm

      Better than poor quality cr-v

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    • Hafiz Hisham on May 19, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      But the price alrdy surpassed Japanese, making their cars unappealing anymore.

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      • Khalid on May 20, 2020 at 4:57 pm

        The petrol version that is 2.4 litre produces a miserable 172 PS to propel this 1.8 ton vehicle is really going to upset buyers who cannot match those 2.0 litre powerplants coming from the Germans and Swedish offerings. Do not think Sante Fe will go done well for the asking price on the premium version.

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  • Maria on May 19, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Funny enough.. 200k+ price without active safety feature like aeb lkas is ridiculous. It should be standard atleast in premium variant. Cx-8 is a better buy. The dou korean just lost its’ shine unlike the early revival time like kia forte or elantra md with great feature at that time plus with friendly price for a foreign car. Thanks to shi**y local distributor for both brand..

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    • Not really Sime Darby fault but Hyundai & Kia cars are just getting more expensive globally.

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  • this diesel variant price range can try consider mazda CX8. CX8 have much better performance figure.

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    • If have 360 camera will be perfect

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    • CX8 2.5NA is way underpowered compare to this…and cx8 7 seaters only available for lowest specs which is not practical, besides no 3rd row vents

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      • agree with you, 2.5NA is way way underpowered compare with this. but diesel variant might consider cx8 (own opinion). the diesel consumption figure cx8 is better.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on May 19, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    x70 so much better, those with extra kids can ask them sit in the boot

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  • Cantik & berkualiti. Tp harga tinggi. Chinese maker skrg keluarkan produk yg lebih baik dgn harga yg lebih mampu milik. Dulu Hyundai kia begini spt Chinese maker. Skrg mereka dah jd spt Japanese maker. Dulu spt korean maker makan sedikit demi sedikit share pasaran Japanese maker, skrg Chinese maker pula yg akan mkn pasaran Japanese and Korean maker…. What a big mistake. Just look at this new Santa Fe. Almost a year launched, & I still yet to see 1 unit on the road. A big contrast compare to last model which a more reasonably priced

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    • Kimchi WongII on May 19, 2020 at 8:12 pm

      Used to hear people say might as well go Tong San. Now people said chinese product better. Hahahahaha

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