Hyundai-Sime Darby Motor (HSDM) has updated the local-spec Santa Fe, and now includes third-row air-conditioning for all variants. As a result, pricing for the updated Santa Fe has increased across the board by RM2,000, now starting at RM171,888.

The updated Hyundai Santa Fe was introduced last year, shortly after the initial launch. As before, the Santa Fe is offered in four variants with two powertrain options – 2.4L Executive (RM171,888) and Premium(RM191,888), as well as the 2.2CRDi Executive (RM193,888) and Premium (RM213,888).

The 2.4L variants are powered by a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder MPI engine making 172 hp and 225 Nm, while the 2.2CRDi variants get a 2.2-litre turbodiesel unit under the hood, generating 193 hp and 440 Nm.

The 2.4-litre petrol powerplant is paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox, with drive sent to the front axle. The oil-burners meanwhile get an eight-speed box and all-wheel drive as standard.

On the outside, the Executive variants come equipped with projector halogen headlamps with LED daytime running lights, halogen taillights, and 18-inch wheels as standard.

Stepping up to the Premium variants will net you LED units for the headlights, taillights, and both front and rear fog lights. The Premium range also gets the dynamic bending lights function, and 19-inch wheels as standard, shod in 235/55 profile tyres. Diesel-powered variants get dual exhaust exits, while petrol variants get single exhaust tips.

Inside, all variants get 10-way powered driver seats, smart keyless entry and start, electronic parking brake, analogue instrument cluster with 3.5-inch TFT LCD display, dual-zone automatic climate control, electronically folding middle row seats and 7.0-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard.

The RM20,000 price hike to the Premium variants will net you an additional Burgundy upholstery option (though black is still available), 8-way powered passenger seat, leather dashboard trim, Deluxe cloth or Suede headliner, 7.0-inch Supervision LCD info display (analogue dials for the tachometer, temperature and fuel gauge), Qi wireless charging tray, rain sensor wipers and powered tailgate.

As standard, all variants of the Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with six airbags, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC).

Premium variants add Rear Occupant Alert, Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BSCW) and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) – the local-spec Hyundai Santa Fe does not come equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense advanced driver assistance systems.

Every purchase of the Santa Fe comes with a five-year/300,00 km warranty. HSDM is also currently offering cash rebates and complimentary accessories worth up to RM15,000 through it’s Love It and Drive It Campaign.


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