The Hyundai Santa Fe crossover the third generation was produced in two versions: basic and extended, under the name Grand Santa Fe. New model left only the short version, but especially for China have developed long — and there will be only be sold it.
Chinese premiere of the new Hyundai Santa Fe with a two story front fascia was held at the motor show in Guangzhou. Front the local version follows the car, already standing at the Russian dealers down to the last detail.
And all the differences in the b-pillar. Wheelbase increased by 100 mm, and overall length increased by 160 millimeters. The crossover for small is not reached up to five meters — between the bumpers he 4930 millimeters.
The rear of another. For third-row passengers refused a rising waistline, increased window to the rear rack, adding them with a massive chrome frame. Very unlikely and rear optics: angular rear lights are visually combined horizontal light strip.
In the interior of “Chinese” is almost identical short wheelbase car Korean production, but there are features. Main is a push-button control panel a “machine” on the Central tunnel instead of the usual selector! And it has a deep glove compartment with lockable lid. Its instrument cluster with a virtual dial of the speedometer in the center.
But the most interesting “feature” on Board — a system driver authentication. Open the door and run the motor now can fingerprint!
Multimedia complex is already familiar to us on the updated Hyundai Tucson for the Chinese market. Unlike cars of the Korean production, there is no “mechanical” knobs and the diagonal of the touch screen more. Multimedia system operates under the control of the Chinese operating system Baidu DuerOS: it has voice recognition commands.
The interior is similar to the global version of the Santa Fe, but there are many differences
Under the hood Chinese Hyundai Santa Fe — a two-liter turbo engine with direct injection capacity of 245 horsepower, which is paired with an eight “automatic”. Cars will be produced in a joint venture, Beijing Hyundai. In sale they will arrive in the first quarter of 2019.
In the global model range, Hyundai’s flagship crossover will soon become a new model of the Palisade, the debut which will take place at the motor show in Los Angeles on November 28. Its design is executed on motives of concept Hyundai HDC-2 to the Grandmaster. According to rumors, it will receive a V6 engine, optional all-wheel drive, six – or vosmidesyatitonnye “machine”, and its length exceeds five meters.