Hyundai Grand Santa Fe Review
Hyundai Grand Santa Fe was introduced in year 2012 as a third generation production model of Hyundai Santa Fe, by Hyundai Motor company. The car is sold by the nameplate of Hyundai Maxcruz in many countries and is found very much similar in its exterior and interior designing to Kia Sorento. Grand Santa Fe was unveiled at New York Auto Show in year 2012 as a mid size crossover and carries a front engine layout with front or four wheel drive. The crossover is offered with a good starting price, exciting accessories which makes it a very alluring option in the range.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is powered by a single engine variant that delivers a high performance output. The 2.2-litre engine variant with Common rail system, DOHC, 16 valves produces a maximum power of 197 PS at 3800 rpm alongside a maximum torque of 440 Nm at 1800-2500 rpm which increments its off-roading character. The SUV accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 8.8 seconds time crossing the speed limit of 207 kmph. The combined fuel consumption calculated by Grand Santa Fe is 10.5 litres over 100 kilometres.
The rugged car is always ready to astonish you by its uniquely designed exteriors. The electronic folding exterior mirrors with its curvy sculpture makes the car more aerodynamic. The HID headlamps with LED positioning lamps enhances illumination at night with the help of front fog lamps. The rear fascia of Grand Santa Fe involves LED rear combination lamps in it with rear roof spoiler. The wide quarter glass, roof rack and skid plates further enhances its exteriors. The exterior measurements of Grand Santa Fe measures 4915 mm X 1885 mm X 1700 mm (L X W X H) along with 2800 mm.
The entertainment of passengers in Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is taken care by its 4.3 inches long touch screen display which includes Radio and CD player in it as well to deliver a multi-dimensional sound quality. The dual full auto temperature controller allows the driver and passenger set the temperature individually as per requirement. The sporty steering wheel is integrated with audio control buttons, Phone control buttons, menu control, cruise control and flex steer options in it. The super vision TFT LCD cluster in colourful illumination displays all the vehicle related information to driver. The wide panorama sunroof lets you enjoy your ride with complete openness.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Grand Santa Fe is comprised of McPherson strut front suspension and Multi-link type rear suspension. Front braking in Grand Santa Fe is handled by Ventilated disc brakes and rear braking is handled by Solid Disc brakes. A maximum defence during a collision against any injury is provided by its 6 airbags system with front passenger and driver airbags in it and side and curtain airbags as well. The Anti-lock braking system with Brake assist system prevents your vehicle from skidding while applying brakes on high speeds. The rear parking assist system with its rear sensors allows you to park even in tight spots.
Hyundai's Grand Santa Fe offers you a good cargo space with high-quality cabin and user friendly tech features. The agile handling provided fascinates the most. It is a good blend of power, off-roading technique and alluring looks.