The heavily-facelifted fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe that was first unveiled in June 2020, has now been launched in Indonesia.
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The facelift features a thoroughly revised front-end with split headlights that gets T-shaped new signature LED DRLs, a redesigned bumper and a wide new grille design that tapers at each end. The grille is offered with two distinctive inserts for the ‘Standard’ with conventional mesh type pattern and ‘Luxury’ with a more shield-like design with repeating inverse triangle plates.
The rear-end gets redesigned LED tail lights which are now connected by a slim illuminated light bar instead of a chromic strip. The revised bumper design now features a full width red reflector strip & chrome accents.
Inside the revised interior retains the twin-cowl dashboard, but with a high center console that now sits on a sloping angle. According to Hyundai the new cabin with more premium soft-touch materials provides better space, comfort, and convenience.
The Santa Fe’s shift-by-wire transmission now gets a push-button gear selector replacing the traditional lever, and a set of new system controls that are arrayed across the top of the console. For the first time, the Santa Fe comes with a Terrain Mode selector – a control knob for Eco, Sport, Comfort and Smart drive modes, as well as the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system’s sand, snow and mud presets. AWD is not available with the Indonesian version though, as all variants are FWD.
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There is an 8-inch multimedia unit along with 12.3-inch digital meter panel in the top 2 trims, while the base version gets 4.2-inch multi-info display. The top spec version also gets a wireless phone charger in the center console.
In Indonesia, the Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a 2.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine that develops 179 hp of power and 232 Nm of torque as well as a 2.2L turbodiesel with 201 hp and 441 Nm. The petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic while the CRDi diesel gets an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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In terms of safety, the top-spec variant gets Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Safe Exit Assist (SEA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA or AEB), Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM, which displays camera feed on one of dials when the signal is on), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and a 360-degreee parking assist.
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe in Indonesia is priced from Rp 569 juta to Rp 678 juta (PKR 59.3 lac to PKR 70.66 lac) for the petrol, and Rp 629 juta to Rp 729 juta (PKR 65.56 lac to PKR 75.98 lac) for the diesel variants.
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