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2014 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe makes Philippine debut

2014 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe makes Philippine debut image

Text: / Photos: Hyundai Press | posted February 10, 2014 16:31

Santa Fe long-wheelbase now available in the Philippines

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. has just launched the new Hyundai Grand Santa Fe, known in other countries as the Santa Fe Long Wheelbase.

The new model, featuring class leading technologies, equipment and design (Storm Edge, Fluidic Sculpture), is the latest and largest SUV in the Hyundai lineup, taking over the reins of the now-discontinued Hyundai Veracruz. As it stands, the Grand Santa Fe is 255 millimeters longer than the standard Santa Fe.

Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

The front fascia of the Grand Santa Fe is designed with a new radiator grille, fog lamp, and front bumper. On the rear the GSF has new LED rear combination lamps, rear garnish, and dual muffler-type exhaust pipes. It is also equipped with a 19-inch alloy wheels.

The interior of the vehicle offers more leg room and passenger space. As it stands, the Grand Santa Fe has a six-seat configuration that features large captain seats in the middle. The Grand Santa Fe has a cargo area of up to 634 liters. The third row seat has a 50:50 split folding capacity. Seats are lined with leather and surrounded by a two-tone color scheme.

It also features three different steering modes. The “Normal” for on-road and off-road drive; the “Comfort” for city drive; and the 'Sport' for challenging terrain. Other features of the Grand Santa Fe are the Audio and Bluetooth controls mounted to the steering wheel, a 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen and a rear view camera.

Under the hood, it is equipped with a 2.2-liter CRDi eVGT engine that can generate up to 197 PS. Power is transmitted through a 6-speed automatic transmission (H-Matic).

It will be available in the following colors: Creamy White, Hyper Metallic Silver, Mystic Beige, Arabian Mocha, and Timeless Black. HARI has pegged the retail price for the Grand Santa Fe at PhP2,498,000.