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Hyundai Santa Fe – UK details

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0800

Details for the UK of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe have been released

Hyundai revealed the updates to the Santa Fe for 2010 at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in September, but it’s taken them a couple of months to get round to confirming details and prices for the UK.

But if you’re looking for a reasonable sized SUV/Crossover then the good news is that prices on the Santa Fe for 2010 have actually dropped. Starting point – the 2.2 CRDi Santa Fe Style – now costs £21,495. Which, for a well-built and reasonably well-equipped car the size of the Santa Fe, is not a terrible deal at all.

As we reported in September, the style changes for the 2010 Santa Fe are fairly minimal. The front gets a new grill, restyled lights and new bumper. The back gets new lights, a new bumper and twin exhausts. Throw in new alloys and roof rails and you’re about there. The interior gets a revised instrument cluster, iPod connectivity and carbon black trim to replace the old plastic wood.

But the big new is on the engine front. A single engine option only in the UK, but a decent one. The new 2.2 litre direct injection diesel delivers 194bhp, 311lb/ft of torque and 0-60mph in 9.6 seconds. Hyundai claim the Santa Fe is now the quickest 7-seat SUV you can buy for under £35k.

Economy is quite creditable at over 40mpg and the Santa Fe now emits 176g/km, which moves it down a VED band. To help economy you now get an ECO Drive indicator on auto models and a gear change indicator on manual models. Hyundai are keen to point out that the Santa Fe is more economical than an entry level Vauxhall Zafira or a diesel Galaxy. They also point out that the Santa Fe has more torque than a 911, which doesn’t exactly give you 911 performance but it does mean that the towing weight has been upped to 2500kg. Service intervals have also been doubled 20 20,000 miles.

A decent buy, the Santa Fe, although it will be overshadowed a bit by the new Hyundai ix35. But the next Santa Fe should rock in the way the ix35 does. Full details in the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Press Release.

By Cars UK