The Hyundai Santa Fe household has grown in Australia with the launch of the brand new Hybrid variant, the primary hybrid SUV to be offered by the automaker Down Below.
Powering the Santa Fe Hybrid is a 1.6-liter T-GDi Smartstream engine supplemented by a 44.2 kW electrical motor that pulls energy from a 1.4 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack. Energy is distributed by way of all 4 wheels due to a six-speed automated transmission. The SUV is nice for a mixed 169 kW (227 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque.
Hyundai boasts that the Santa Fe Hybrid has extra torque throughout a broader rev vary than the out there 3.5-liter Smartstream V6 and extra peak energy than the two.2-liter turbo-diesel, all whereas being extra gasoline environment friendly. The Santa Fe Hybrid sips 6.0 l/100 km (39.2 mpg) over the mixed cycle and 6.2 l/100 km (37.9 mpg) on the city cycle.
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Like many different Hyundai fashions offered in Australia, the Santa Fe Hybrid advantages from a novel suspension tune designed to go well with native roads. It additionally options Hyundai’s HTRAC superior all-wheel drive system that options an digital, variable-torque-split clutch with energetic torque management between the entrance and rear axles.
Hyundai Australia will promote the Santa Fe Hybrid in Elite (AU$63,000 / $42,479)) and Highlander (AU$69,550 / $47,165) guises. Each fashions come loaded with options like Distant Sensible Parking Help, Sensible Energy Tailgate, Shift-by-Wire transmission, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch infotainment system, 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, wi-fi smartphone charging, distant engine begin, and the carmaker’s full suite of SmartSense driver help and superior energetic security applied sciences.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid will even be out there in six-seater guise with the Highland trim, including a pair of second-row captain’s seats.
“The addition of Santa Fe Hybrid, together with a brand new six-seater possibility, brings renewed attraction on this newest evolution of our ever-popular giant SUV,” Hyundai Motor Firm Australia chief government Ted Lee mentioned in a press launch. “A favourite of Australian households, Santa Fe continues to ship an alluring mixture of fashion, area, luxurious and know-how, now with the efficiency and effectivity advantages of a hybrid powertrain.”