New Hyundai Santa Fe Arrives In The UK With A Single Diesel Option, From £33,425

The new Hyundai Santa Fe will go on sale in the UK on September 1, offered with a single diesel engine option and priced from £33,425.

The new generation Hyundai Santa Fe borrows some styling cues from the smaller Kona and offers new equipment and safety features, while the interior has been redesigned to create more space for occupants and is built with soft-touch materials throughout.

UK customers will be offered the new Hyundai Santa Fe with the company’s 2.2-liter CRDi ‘R’ diesel engine which now features both selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and NOx trap (LNT) in addition to the DPF particulate system. Power output remains as is, at 197hp (200PS) and 324lb-ft (440Nm) of torque.

The new Hyundai Santa Fe will be offered in front- and all-wheel drive versions, and with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. CO2 emissions are rated from as little as 150g/km.

All-wheel drive models feature Hyundai’s HTRAC system, which offers the driver manual control over torque distribution with three modes: Sport, Comfort and Eco. There’s also a ‘4WD Lock’ option that locks the torque delivery at 50/50 between axles and up to speeds of 19mph (30km/h).

The new Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a long list of equipment fitted as standard; features like seven seats, rear view camera, privacy glass, dual zone climate control, heated front seats, drivers’ seat height adjustment, leather steering wheel, automatic windscreen wipers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Smart High Beam Assist and more are standard even on the entry-level model.

Models fitted with the eight-speed automatic transmission also get Smart Cruise Control and electric parking brake. The top-of-the-range Premium SE models come with 19-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats and a head-up display among other features.

“All new from the ground up, the New Generation Santa Fe represents a huge step change for the model,” said Tony Whitehorn, President and CEO Hyundai Motor UK. “With a new exterior and interior design, elevated equipment levels and premium levels of refinement, the New Generation Santa Fe reasserts its position at the top of the Hyundai range.”

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  • danno

    Interesting that this model is only offered as a diesel, if I’m reading this article correctly. It feels like EU wants to discontinue diesel use.

    • salamOOn

      UK and their diesiel tendency… plus there is the brexit.

      • danno

        And Brexit matters because ….?

        • salamOOn

          “It feels like EU wants to discontinue diesel use.”

          because if you are NOT gonna be in EU it doesnt matter that you have one diesel in offer?

      • Loquacious Borborygmus

        Diesel has now been vilified in the UK by its government. They have hybrids due soon as well however. This size of vehicle needs a more economical motor as petrol (gas) isn’t given away free with a Big Gulp.

  • Thunderbolt

    That’s so cool, European folks get the 6 speed manual.

  • pcurve

    Cheapest automatic version is over 35k. Cheapest BMW 5 automatic is only 800 pound more. Hrm… I guess imported cars from non-EU countries are taxed very high, because even base model x3 is nearly 40k.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Yes, the EU see to that.

    • haudit

      A 10% import tariff isn’t particularly high, and can’t account for this car being almost £6,000 more expensive than rivals like the Skoda Kodiaq. Hyundai’s just looking to move upmarket and make more profit per car by jacking up the price.

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