Hyundai’s Santa Fe is sure to prove a favourite with SUV fans, with a stylish facelift that has made it even better value for money.
Now available in two versions, the 2.0 CRTD CDX manual and automatic and the 2.7 V6 automatic, the Santa Fe features detailed restyling inside and out, and a significant amount of additional equipment. The 2.0 CRTD CDX is on sale now at £17,995 for the five-speed manual or £18,995 for the four-speed automatic.
The new 2.7 V6 goes on sale in December at just £18,995 - £5,600 less than the Land Rover Freelander 2.5 SE five-door, which would cost a further £6,600 to bring it up to the same equipment levels as the Santa Fe 2.7 V6.
Every Santa Fe now comes with cruise control, front windscreen de-icer, heated door mirrors and heated front seats.
Already a four star Euro NCAP rated car, the new Santa Fe adds side airbags as standard, making it an even safer place to be.
Both Santa Fe variants feature a new front grille, restyled side moulding and rear tailgate, new 16 inch alloy wheels, rear light clusters and rear bumper.
Inside, the instrument panel features a smarter binnacle and a trip computer as standard. The Santa Fe also now comes with an attractive light grey leather interior as standard.
The 2.0 CRTD CDX features £2,250 worth of extra equipment for only £1,000 more than the outgoing 2.0 CRTD GSI’s list price.
The 2.7 V6 adds colour coded reversing sensors, auto dimming rear view mirror and overhead compass to this standard equipment list.
In common with the rest of the Hyundai range, the Santa Fe comes with the company’s pioneering five year, unlimited mileage, fully transferable warranty as standard.
Hyundai is the only manufacturer in the UK to offer this level of warranty on its entire 4x4 line-up, including the recently launched Tucson SUV and Terracan.Published 25 November 2004