|Hyundai Santa Fe The five-seater SUV of the SUV segment was first introduced to the public in Detroit in January 2006 and is already sold in Russia. Engines: 2.7 liter gasoline (189 hp), 2.2 liter turbodiesel (150 hp), the latter is not delivered to Russia. Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 4-speed “automatic” with manual shift. Options: GL, GLS. Price: $ 35 990–40 990. Test car: 2.7 L, “automatic”, GLS equipment, $ 40 990.|
Of course, you can "cling" to the bend of the wing, branded radiator trim with a large emblem, a characteristic cutout in the front bumper. See the familiar large handle on the tailgate. Perhaps we will finish it - everything else in the design is said in automotive Esperanto.
The company does not hide its intention to present to the public a large, roomy and practical car. And from these positions, Hyundai Santa Fe is very attractive. Four-wheel drive with an electronic clutch that automatically connects the rear axle, new engines - gasoline and diesel. Spacious, well-equipped interior, and in some versions there was a third row of seats. Agree, the consumer already has something to seduce. And the creators meanwhile click on the comfort of a multi-link rear suspension, note the improved handling, brakes, active and passive safety. And now the novelty is gaining points right before our eyes.
At the presentation, journalists from Europe line up for diesels. It’s easier for us, such motors will not be taken to Russia; by the way, and a seven-seater car will appear with us a little later. Therefore, no matter how impressive the line of brand new cars is, the choice is obvious: a five-seater “Hyundai Santa Fe” with a petrol “six”.
In a thoughtful and balanced interior, you will not find original stylistic features. Perhaps this should be the modern average car? Spacious, solid leather, fully equipped with the benefits of civilization. In general, he sat down and rode, or rather, gently rolled in the right direction - to the muffled mumble of a non-poor stereo system, under the unobtrusive care of a separate climate system. And he went out and … forgot.
It doesn’t matter that the look, without lingering for a long time, slides along the smooth contours of a solid front panel. As old acquaintances perceives a combination of devices, toggle switches, levers. Rather, the Hyundai Santa Fe needs to be evaluated differently: in terms of practicality. He looked into the luggage compartment - and admired the grandeur of the opened space. He sat down in the back seat and felt the very “extra” centimeters for which the car was redrawn. Better yet, slow down somewhere near the fellow predecessor, and he suddenly seems small, modest, even ugly. Here it is - evolution!
Submitting all the same "consumer" ideology, on the go the beginner looks very balanced. Excellent smoothness, good acoustic comfort, calm and at the same time confident reactions. Do something against driver expectations? God forbid. I clicked on the accelerator - the box gently selected the desired gear, the engine changed its tone a little, and the car flew as if not touching the road. You look, so quietly, quietly, the speedometer needle has exceeded all allowed marks. I let go of the pedal and again enjoy the idyll of measured movement in space.
But the "racing" ambitions are definitely alien to this car. It should really spur almost two hundred "horses", something is inexorably changing. "Automatic" becomes pensive, the capabilities of the motor seem inexpressive. It is as if the newcomer is gaining weight, reacting lazily to steering movements in fast corners. No, nothing extraordinary is happening, the Hyundai Santa Fe is still solidly holding onto the road. But at the same time it makes it clear - it's time to slow down, a similar driving style is not good.
But on the bumpy gravel track, the car is again up to par. Pits, potholes almost silently disappear under the wheels, causing only slight rocking of the body.
FAMILY WILL BE SATISFIED
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I will not cheat - getting to know the new product did not cause a storm of emotions. Yes, the Hyundai Santa Fe has become noticeably larger, more spacious, more spacious. Compared to its predecessor, it looks much more outwardly and internally. But the zest is not enough. Without it, it is just a universal car for family vacations, long trips or corporate service.
The first cars in the GL and GLS trim levels appeared in the salons of official dealers. Prices are determined: from $ 35, 990 to 40, 990.
Hyundai Santa Fe - LITTLE BRIGHT, MEMORABLE DECISIONS, BUT PRACTICE AND ROOM ACCESSIBILITY AT THEM REDUCE. ALL THIS IS SUPPORTED BY THE MOST GOOD RIDING ABILITIES AND COMFORT.