Hyundai Motor has revealed details of the new Santa Fe’s powertrain line-up, new platform and range of features.
The hybrid version of the new Santa Fe, available at launch, consists of the new 1.6-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) ‘Smartstream’ engine and a 44.2 kW electric motor, drawing its power from a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. It is available with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The system has a combined output of 230 PS power and 350 Nm torque offering low emissions without compromising on driving fun.
The plug-in hybrid version, to follow in early 2021, comes with the same 1.6-litre T-GDi ‘Smartstream’ engine paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor drawing its power from a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This variant will be available with four-wheel drive. The total power output is 265 PS. It has a combined torque of 350 Nm.
Both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains are available with a newly-developed 6-speed automatic transmission (6AT). Compared to its predecessor, the 6AT brings improved transmission and fuel efficiency.