Pakistan is an emerging market for SUV enthusiasts, and over the last three years, we have witnessed a surge in SUV and crossover launches. Hyundai is now stepping up its game by introducing the Hyundai Santa Fe, a mid-size crossover SUV, packed with outstanding specs and features. Excitingly, it is expected to be a fourth-generation facelift, featuring a hybrid engine.
Curious to know more? Let’s bring you out of this curiosity about the Hyundai Santa Fe. Here are its expected specs, features, price, and launch date.
A Hybrid or Petrol Engine?
So, is it going to be a hybrid or a petrol engine under the hood? Well, the Hyundai Santa Fe offers various engine options globally, including petrol, diesel, and hybrid. But here in Pakistan, there’s a good chance that Hyundai will introduce the Hybrid Santa Fe. Specifically, we might see one of the following 2 in Pakistan:
- 1.6 Hybrid (petrol engine)
- 1.6 Plugin Hybrid (petrol engine)
|Specs||1.6 Hybrid||1.6 Plugin Hybrid|
|Engine Type||Smartstream Gamma II 1.6 Gasoline Engine||1.6 Gamma T-GDi|
|Engine capacity||1,598 cc||1,598 cc|
|Engine Power||~178 hp||~178 hp|
|Transmission||6 Speed||6 Speed|
|Drive||FWD & AWD||AWD|
|Electric Motor||44.2kW (59 hp & 264 Nm Torque)||66.9kW (90 hp & 304 Nm Torque)|
|Battery||13.8kWh Lithium-ion polymer battery||1.49 kWh Lithium-ion polymer battery|
Please note that these values are approximate, as there may be variations in the specs of the global variants. We will update the details after the official launch. As per different sources, there is a strong likelihood that Hyundai will introduce the Hybrid model in both Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) variants.
These are the expected specs of Hyundai Santa Fe.
- Length: 4,785 mm
- Width: 1,900 mm
- Height: 1,685 mm (1,710 mm with roof rack)
- Wheel Base: 2,765 mm
- Ground Clearance: 176 mm
- Wheel Size: 19” (Alloy)
- Roof Rail: Yes
- Front & Rear Brakes: 17” Ventilated Disc & 16” Solid Disc respectively
- Seating Capacity: 5 or 7 Person
- Cargo Space: Up to 782 liters
The Hyundai Santa Fe, being a mid-size crossover SUV, offers ample space with its wide and lengthy body. It is even wider than the Toyota Fortuner and nearly as long, highlighting its spaciousness.
Now, let’s see some of its highlighting features.
What Features Can We Expect?
The Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to be feature-rich, offering both impressive comfort and safety features. However, it remains to be seen whether all the features from the global models will be included in the local version. In the meantime, let’s explore the features of its global model.
Hyundai Santa Fe Comfort Features (expected)
Here are the expected comfort features of Hyundai Santa Fe.
|Electric Front Seats||Heated & Ventilated Front Seats||Leather Seats|
|8″ Touch Screen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||12.3” Full LCD Cluster & Blind Spot Monitor||4 Speakers & 2 Tweeters|
|Wireless Charging||Head-up Display (HUD)||Panoramic sunroof*|
|LED Rear Combination Lamp||LED Daytime Running Lights||Dual LED Projector Head Lamps|
|Autolight Control||Front & Rear Air Conditioning (Auto)||Paddle Shifters|
|Walk-in Switch for Easy Access||Smart Power Tailgate||Electronic Parking Brake|
These comfort features are going to make the Santa Fe an enticing choice for local customers. However, we will have to wait and see if all these features are included in the local model.
Hyundai Santa Fe Safety Features (expected)
Check out the expected safety features of Hyundai’s 7 seater.
|Front, Side & Curtain Airbags||BCW (Blind Spot Collision Monitor & Warning)||Driver Attention Warning|
|Safe Exit Assist (SEA)||Forward Collision Avoidance Assist||Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist|
|Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go||PDW (Parking Distance Warning; Fwd & Rev)||Lane Keeping Assist|
|Electronic Stability Control||Hill Start Assist||Dynamic Brake Control|
|Rain Sensor||Surround View Monitor||Rear Seat Alert|
The safety features of the Santa Fe are impressive and will give tough competition to other crossovers in the same category.
The expected specs and features mentioned here are based on the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid models already introduced in the UK and Singapore. Please note that the actual features may vary. We will provide confirmation once it is officially launched in Pakistan.
Hyundai Santa Fe Possible Competitors
The Hyundai Santa Fe will face competition from the Haval H6 Hybrid, MG HS PHEV, and Corolla Cross Hybrid. It will also compete with the KIA Sorento, Changan Oshan X7, and Toyota Fortuner.
Hyundai Santa Fe Price in Pakistan (Expected)
In the UK, the Hyundai Santa Fe starts at £48,385 (~Rs.17M) for the Plug-In Hybrid and around £43,240 (~Rs.15M) for the simple Hybrid. However, keep in mind that the actual price in Pakistan may vary due to taxes, duties, and Hyundai’s pricing here. Stay tuned for the official price.
Hyundai Santa Fe Launch Date in Pakistan
The Hyundai Santa Fe is set to be revealed on 1st October 2023 in Pakistan. We will provide you with more details and comparisons right after the launch.
The introduction of a new mid-size hybrid crossover is a positive addition to the Pakistani market. The Hyundai Santa Fe is an appealing option in the SUV segment due to its impressive specs and features, though it does come with a premium price tag. It’s important for companies to also explore budget-friendly crossover options to reach a wider audience.
Stay tuned for more details upon its launch in Pakistan!
Photos Credits: hyundai.com