Friday, December 20, 2013

Hyundai To Unveil Santa Fe on February 6th

Hyundai has always been the one company to bring new avenues to the Indian market. It has proved it once again with the announcement of the new Santa Fe. Though speculated to be released in mid-2013, but due to it being ridiculously expensive, its launch has been postponed to the 6th of February, 2014.

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The Santa Fe SUV comes in three variants, namely : 
  • 1. Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD  ( 2199 cc Diesel, 14.66 kmpl )
  • 2. Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD  ( 2199 cc Diesel, 14.66 kmpl )
  • 3. Hyundai Santa Fe AT    ( 2199 cc Diesel, 11.72 kmpl )

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The Santa Fe will definitely face stiff competition from Mahindra XUV500, which though being a very old campaigner, has still managed to retain a good market . While a person can get a XUV500 in the price range of 10 to 15 lakhs, the Santa Fe`s three models are all in the range of 23 to a sound 28 lakhs . 

The Hyundai Santa Fe is tipped to be the rivals of Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. It is often claimed to be the safest 4X4 vehicle, giving even tough competition in safety category to the Range Rover. With a 2.2 litre diesel engine which outputs 200 PS of power and 431 Nm of torque, it does seem to be a power packed monster set to be the Juggernaut of Indian streets .  

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Well, that can only be ensured if it can take down a few challenges that are looming on the horizon. They include the now-reigning, low-priced Mahindra XUV500 accompanied by the powerfully masculine Toyota Fortuner and a new competitor in the sleek and stylish form of Ssangyong Rexton from Mahindra.

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It appears we can only wait and watch, as the Battle-of-the-Biggies unfolds. Which one of them is your pick?? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source - MotorBash