Hyundai does not renounce to continue offering its range a large luxury SUV. Grand Santa Fe stands out for its unbeatable price / space / equipment.
The equation seems simple, pure mathematics: provide as much or more than the rest for less, for considerably less. However, in such a convulsive as the European market, and such an exquisite category as the large premium SUV, many more variables come into play that make it not easy then solve successfully. It was not the ix55 certainly in the past, but Hyundai, in a display of courage, not resigned to stop trying.
Check to start out just to offer. Where it competes today this new Hyundai Grand Santa Fe and close to 5 meters in body You find a BMW X5, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Porsche Cayenne ... heavy weights too artillery. You will not read here, it is evident that no, it reaches its final quality refinement and implementation, but better let us start at the bottom and begin to value it in perspective. Always, at least 15,000 euros cheaper than they, if you want a better price something so big with their 7 seats and wheel drive standard, Search only then will return you with three results: rude and Campero Mitsubishi Montero, the ever different SsangYong Rodius and correct, but more modest, Fiat Freemont inherited the base of the Dodge Journey. But this Hyundai, too, is now something else.
Welcome, Mr. Hyundai
Developed this time on the basis of the new third generation of its popular Santa Fe, its new flagship for Europe (USA there is a Equus Audi A8 rival more than 5 meters) does not hide his American origin. It does not in its aesthetic, with a more imposing front, or dynamically with a automatic 6 marches very soft but very bourgeois In its reply (insert always very long marches, even when lifting off the throttle), an assisted steering too uninformative and even with a New Flex-Steer system to adjust modes Comfort, Normal and Sport, and a soft tared a suspension, yes, serial autonivelante, He never loses its composure and height and full load.
Very comfortable and the Grand Hyundai Santa Fe in rolling even without the level of final filtration of the doldrums of an Audi Q7 or Mercedes ML, this time it seems that there are also new adaptation efforts. Announcing improvements in equipment, lighting and behavior, the first thing dispenses here the new Grand Santa Fe is 200 kg overweight had the ix55, as well as its previous 3.0 V6 CRDi great engine 240 hp 3.3 V6 ... Diesel and its current American variant. Although losing such a mechanical, automatic control and steering wheel also had before, it may seem a step back in its premium rock climbing, there is no doubt that convinces.
If Mercedes or BMW X5 ML are now offering for the first time, 4-cylinder engines (BMW even in 4x2 version), why not Hyundai? Instead emerges Today its known 2.2 CRDi 197 hp, more than enough even without the twin-turbo riding their exclusive German rivals. Without jerks, almost no vibration and a very good response and low 1500rpm moves easily to Grand Santa Fe ... even more verve than the previous V6 and spending up to 1.5 l / 100 km less fuel. Not that its almost 8.5 l / 100 km consumes half are low, and by comparison with a BMW X5 Xdrive 25d beating record today with just 6.7, but are more reasonable, considering that You'll roll road in the vicinity of 7 l / 100 km.
As it is also more than honorable today in the Grand Hyundai Santa Fe in sound insulation, here itself, comparable even to its luxury rivals. In general, you'll move on this Hyundai with very good ride comfort and even more agility you can expect from their more than 2 tons, thanks to good support and stabilization in a surprising braking capacity.
If your answer as well hold type, where this Hyundai Grand Santa Fe trust is really capitalize on your indoor environment. Well finished, you will see here harder plastic that not only his rivals but also the previous ix55 we had become accustomed, but by design and, above all, space, meets more than handsomely. With 10 centimeters battle over the current Santa Fe home, you will not find more functionality in any rival.
The new Hyundai Grand Santa Fe and offers plenty of storage space a completely flat floor, large space for legs, width of a Mercedes ML, sliding bench 2nd row ... and 3rd row with two seats truth unlike the current Santa Fe and and would, for example, a Q7: has up to 10 cm wide and legs, and 3 high. If you want more ... SsangYong Rodius go to. Is a real seven-seater where, yes, you are missing a 2 nd row bascule (only swoops and moves) to allow better access. He trunk, huge with 5 seats (of 610-740 liters), Passes even be acceptable with 7: 185 liters which will give three bags for aircraft cabin.
All with the crown high standard on their Tecno basic finish (9 airbags, warning lane change, xenon headlights, cruise control, rear camera, browser, smart key, leather upholstery, heated seats, descent control ...) and will close a Hyundai Grand Santa Fe the most honest, although, if you can, if you'd come upstairs to the upper finish Style to have very heavy- and regulation -that electric gate and exhaust air in 3rd row. So now you just need to Hyundai and convince them that it is worth paying the € 3,500 it costs on a Santa Fe with same configuration ... and in the luxury SUV segment weighs not only the logo. Well, that and that some great generalist SUV may be able to compete one day away from its large market, the US Neither the previous ix55, nor CX-9, Subaru Tribeca or Nissan Murano could. Luck.