The new Sante Fe hybrid introduces a turbo-charged petrol/electric hybrid powertrain for dynamic performance and fuel efficiency.
At the heart of Santa Fe Hybrid is a new 1.6-litre T-GDi Smartstream engine and a 44.2kW electric motor, which draws power from a 1.49kWh lithium-ion polymer battery.
The petrol/electric hybrid system seamlessly delivers combined outputs of 169kW and 350Nm, while maximising efficiency and minimising CO2 emissions.
As well as providing a smooth, quiet and eco-friendly driving experience, the
Santa Fe Hybrid produces more power than the 2.2 CRDi, greater torque than the 3.5 MPi (across a broader rev range), while using less fuel on the official combined cycle.
The hybrid powertrain is paired with a newly developed 6-speed automatic transmission designed to further enhance efficiency.
For those who need to carry more than four adults but never quite see the point of trying to squeeze five small humans (of diminishing size) into a second and third row; the flagship Highlander option is definitely worth checking out.
It features second-row captain’s chairs that are genuinely comfortable provides a welcome feel of additional interior space, while making it easy to walk through to the third row.
Joining the Hyundai stable in November 2022, the Santa Fe hybrid is priced from $63,000 MLP.
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