Strong Residual Values
The current Santa Fe model also already has the distinction of strong residual values. Industry monitors and RV analysts Glass’s therefore predict the new Santa Fe will perform even more strongly.
Chris Smith, Cars Editor of Glass’s Guide said: "Far from offering second-rate residuals, Hyundai has some class-leading values thanks to strong reliability records, increasing brand reputation and its unique five year warranty; and this is especially true in the SUV segment.
"Building on the foundations laid by the outgoing model, the new Santa Fe - with the advancements in technology, engineering, equipment levels and in particular the seven seat option - should achieve residual values that compete with the best in the market sector."
The new Hyundai Santa Fe is launched in the UK as a 16 model range, with a choice of three trim levels, two engines and five or seven seat interiors.
Significantly in the diesel driven SUV segment, Santa Fe diesel and petrol variants are priced the same.
The 2.2 litre VGT common rail diesel is available with manual or automatic transmission, while the 2.7 litre V6 is offered exclusively as an automatic. CDX and CDX+ trim levels are available with both engines; GSI grade is available only with the 2.2 litre VGT unit.
The price structure works to a logical formula: CDX models add £1,800 (£1,825 on five-seat GSI) to the price of equivalent GSI models and CDX+ versions a further £800. Automatic transmission is an extra £1,000, while there is a £600 premium for the seven seat variants (£625 for five-seat GSI).
Prices range from £20,995 for the 2.2 VGT Manual GSI 5 seat to £25,240 for the 2.7 V6 Automatic CDX+ 7 seat.
- DVD Multimedia System - £1,000
- Leather seats and door trim 5-seat GSI - £1,200.00
- Leather seats and door trim 7-seat GSI - £1,400.00
- Metallic paint - £350.00
- Mica paint - £350.00
- Privacy glass - £300.00
- Satellite navigation (Smartnav) - £495.00
Five Year Warranty Explained
Helping the Santa Fe and other models maintain strong residual values in the UK is Hyundai’s unique and industry leading seal of quality, a five year, unlimited mileage manufacturer-backed warranty that is fully transferable from owner to owner.
Far from being simply a safety net for the owner, the five year warranty represents Hyundai’s fundamental confidence in the reliability of its cars. Notably, Hyundai remains the only manufacturer in the auto industry to offer customers such a long-lasting guarantee.
The fully transferable nature of the warranty means that if a customer decides to sell a properly maintained vehicle privately, even after three years for example, the vehicle is still protected by the balance of two years’ manufacturer backed warranty, which can be transferred to the new owner.
Service Intervals and Insurance Groups
New Santa Fe replicates all Hyundai service intervals in the UK at 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes sooner.
Insurance groups, meanwhile, will be announced nearer to the on sale date.Published 16 April 2006