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Santa Fe: Hyundai’s answer to the midsize SUV market

The standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine procures around 191 horsepower

Update : 20 Mar 2022, 06:31 PM

It’s been only a couple of months that Fair Group has launched the Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 model in Bangladesh and it has turned heads as soon as it hit the city streets. 

For 2021, the Santa Fe gets a stylistic upgrade that features a bolder front-end appearance and interior upgrades. The all-new 2,500cc seven-seater automobile is quite comfortable and is priced at Tk78 lakh, which might seem like a little too much but bear with me here. 

It comes with safety-powered windows, a sliding garnish, LED projection headlamp, LED rear combo lamp, and a panoramic sunroof.

The standard engine is now a 2.5-litre four-cylinder that procures around 191 horsepower and comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive as standard. 

The hybrid variant has a six-speed automatic transmission, a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, and two electric motors to provide 226 horsepower, and all-wheel drive is standard.

Hyundai interiors are known more for their robust build quality and useful functions than for their cutting-edge designs and high-end materials, at least, that's what their reputation is among car buyers.  

Despite this, the Santa Fe has a stylish interior with modern features such as a digital gauge cluster, head-up display, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and more. The interior design of the 2021 model has been slightly tweaked to link it more closely with the larger and more luxury Palisade SUV. Its most notable feature is the ample passenger capacity in both rows, which is especially useful on lengthy road journeys. Behind the back seat, the Santa Fe boasts plenty of cargo capacity.

The vehicle comes with a Harman Cardon sound system; blind spot detection view; 360-degree surround vision camera, and dual-zone automatic temperature control are also included.

The 2021 Santa Fe with the non-turbo four-cylinder engine has a mileage of up to 10.6 km per litre inside the city and 12 km per litre on the highway, which isn’t all too bad for a midsize SUV. 

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