The prefix “Classic” car was in order not to confuse consumers as to the time of sale have appeared the second generation SUV. In the late ’90s, Hyundai released the upgraded Mitsubishi Pajero. Sales went well, and soon the Koreans think about the release of its first independent crossover. As a guideline, the Koreans have chosen one of the best representatives of the class – Lexus RX300.
Configuration and price Hyundai Santa Fe Classic.
|MT5 2.0 CRDi 2WD MT||$17,100||2.0 Diesel (112 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|MT1 2.0 CRDi 2WD MT||$18,100||2.0 Diesel (112 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|MT2 2.0 CRDi 4WD MT||$19,900||2.0 Diesel (112 hp)||Manual (5)||full|
|AT6 2.7 4WD AT||$20,100||2.7 petrol (173 hp)||Automatic (4)||full|
|AT3 2.0 CRDi 4WD AT||$20,600||2.0 Diesel (112 hp)||Automatic (4)||full|
|AT4 2.7 4WD AT||$20,700||2.7 petrol (173 hp)||Automatic (4)||full|
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The development of the car was conducted in the United States, and indeed it is a crossover originally conceived for the North American market. World premiere of new items, called Hyundai Santa Fe (in honor of the city in New Mexico), took place at the Detroit Auto Show in 2000, and already a year later began mass production. Despite the efforts of Hyundai crossover to make American-style, Santa Fe anyway turned typical Korean. Several prestigious publishers criticized the appearance of the model, but the criticism did not prevent Hyundai Santa Fe 1 become a bestseller in the United States. In the first year of sales from the manufacturer even had difficulties with satisfaction the high demand.
The next few years, the car has remained virtually unchanged and at the end of 2005 it was announced the beginning of work on the second generation model.
The range of powertrains Hyundai Santa Fe Classic presented a 2.0-liter diesel engine (112 hp) and 2.7-liter gasoline engine (173 hp). Last available exclusively with all-wheel drive and 4-band automatic transmission, while the motor is on “heavy” fuel is available with a 5-speed manual transmission (front-wheel drive) and with the same machine (AWD). Dynamic overclocking Hyundai Santa Fe Classic is not the most impressive. Depending on the engine installed to disperse hundreds ranges from 11.6 to 17.0 seconds. Maximum speed off-road vehicle with a diesel engine is only 160 km/h, with a gasoline engine – 182 km/h.
The vehicle interior is spacious enough, with a luggage compartment volume of 850 liters impressive. The basic version of the running order Santa Fe I weighs 1705 kg. Distinctive features are the off-road vehicle ride and comfort. So, thanks to a fully independent suspension (front MacPherson strut and rear – double leverage), passengers should not be afraid of shaking on bad pavement.
Configuration and price. The basic version of Hyundai Santa Fe Classic is equipped with central locking, heated windscreen, electric side windows, rear-view mirrors electrowarming with CD player and four speakers. Santa Fe Classic also boasts a high level of security. In EuroNCAP crash tests cars get the highest score, and the test for side impact SUV and all passed perfectly, despite the lack of side airbags.
Assembling crossover Taganrog Automobile Plant was conducted until 2011, when the company began the financial problems. At the time of selling SUV worth at least $17,100 for the front-wheel modification to the diesel engine and manual transmission. In the all-wheel drive version of the requested $19,900, While the petrol version was estimated at $20,100.