Hyundai Santa Fe engine details revealed for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and diesel
After digitally unveiling the new Santa Fe last month, Hyundai Motor has revealed the powertrain options for its variants. The new Santa Fe will be available with a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid variant early next year.
The hybrid variant will be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine, a 59 hp electric motor and a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery. This will give a combined output of 227 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque.
The plug-in hybrid variant with all-wheel drive, scheduled to be launched next year, will be powered by the same 1.6-litre engine, a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 90 hp electric motor. It will have a combined output of 261 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque.
The diesel variant will be powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder Smartstream engine, mated to a new 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It will be able to produce 199 hp of power and 440 Nm of torque.
Besides the details about the powertrain, Hyundai has also revealed the new platform on which the new Santa Fe SUV is built. The new Santa Fe is the first Hyundai model in Europe and first Hyundai SUV globally based on the all-new third-generation Hyundai vehicle platform. The new platform allows for significant improvements in performance, handling, fuel efficiency and safety.
By applying a multiple inlet air-curtain, the flow field around the wheels is improved. In addition, due to the efficient undercover configuration in the new platform, the aerodynamic force underneath the vehicle has ...
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