Before Indonesia, The Fifth Generation Of Hyundai Santa Fe Greeted The British Market

JAKARTA - After being launched globally last August, the latest generation Hyundai Santa Fe greeted the British market by offering radical designs or much different from before.

Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center SangYup Lee, said the SUV was inspired by the balance between city life and free nature so that it was suitable for all uses, both family and camping adventures.

"With longer wheelbases, spacious interiors and baggage rooms resembling terraces, Santa Fe has just relied on the strength of its SUV to offer more utilization than ever as well as the experience of premium subscribers," Lee said as quoted by Autocar, Friday, April 19.

Having a design proportion similar to Land Rover and Jeep 4x4, the SUV has a tough and stiff impression. Hyundai also combined a strong Ioniq 5 approach and modern language from Ioniq 6.

The front is also updated with the goal being made smaller and elongated, as well as connecting with the latest headlights with the "H" pattern as a symbol that this is a car from Hyundai.

The side has a high level of stiffness compared to the previous generation with 21-inch rims featuring Hyundai's distinctive 'H logo.

The back also underwent massive changes to its stiffness with a back light placed on the near end of the bumper which also featured the letter "H".

Santa Fe cabin space is also updated by offering three lines of relief which makes this car reliable for carrying lots of goods. The cabinet is also equipped with the latest technology by offering Panoramic Curved Display and wireless double charging. The screen display has been connected to a 12.3-inch digital cluster, an infotainment system, which increases visibility when driving the car.

In the British market, Santa Fe comes in two choices of engines, the first is 1.6 liters of hybrid gasoline turbo driven two or four wheels that can pump up 209 dk of power and 367 Nm of torque. The second is Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) which is available in four wheels alone, producing up to 246 dk of power and 367 Nm of torque.

In addition, competitors from Kia Sorento and BMW X5 are offered with three different trims, the first is Premium for 46,775 pounds (Rp944.1 million), Ultimate for 50,275 pounds (Rp1 billion), and Calligraphy for 52.575 pounds (Rp1.06 billion).

Apart from England, Indonesia will also welcome Hyundai Santa Fe in the Indonesian automotive industry. This is evidenced by the catch of a spy camera that the SUV is seen passing by on Indonesian roads with camouflage stickers.

Chief Operating Officer of PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (HMID) Franciscus Soerjopranoto, said that his party wanted to present the latest Sante Fe this year, but it all depends on the results of the study.

"It wants to be like that (launch this year), depending on the results of our study," said the man who is familiarly called Suryo when contacted by VOI, last Wednesday.

Not only Santa Fe, this manufacturer from South Korea plans to launch six new models for the Indonesian market this year with three having arrived at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2024, namely Ioniq 5 Batik, Kona Electric, and Creta Alpha.