Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd will be launching a facelifted version of the Santa Fe SUV at the upcoming Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010 (KLIMS ’10) next week. In addition to cosmetic touch-ups and improved equipment, the Santa Fe will be available with a pair of new engines to choose from – a petrol and a diesel.
Petrol power is delivered by the 2.4-litre Theta-II found in the Sonata and Tucson to replace the outgoing 2.7-litre V6 engine. Quoted figures for the 2,354cc all-aluminium engine in this application is 172hp and 228Nm. The highlight, however, is the 2.2-litre R CRDi variable geometry turbo diesel engine which makes an astonishing 193hp and, drum roll please, 442Nm of torque. Both these engines will be displayed as exhibits at the show, although Hyundai will only have a 2.2 CRDi display car.
Other goodies offered in the package include:
– Smart key with keyless activated door handles and engine start stop button.
– Side mirror-mounted indicators
– GPS Navigation System
– One-touch operation sunroof
– Electrically adjustable driver’s seat and premium Nappa leather seats
– “Supervision” instrument panel
– Reverse Camera
HSDM has started receiving orders for both variants of the new Santa Fe.
Picture: Official Hyundai release
See also: Hyundai gears up for KLIMS ‘10
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