Hyundai will unveil the extended-wheelbase Grand Santa Fe SUV at the Geneva motor show next month, the company has announced.
Already on sale in the United States, the new model will satisfy European demand for a long wheelbase version. The Grand Santa Fe was designed alongside the regular model from the earliest stages, ensuring that the design is successfully applied to both models. First seen at the 2012 New York International Show, the Grand Santa Fe has been fine tuned for European customers.
The ride and handling characteristics have been adjusted to deliver a more damped, responsive driving experience expected by European buyers. Due to an enlarged wheelbase (+100 mm), the Grand Santa Fe is taller (+10 mm), wider (+5 mm) and longer (+225 mm) and has a generous 607-liter cargo capacity. It is offered with either a six- or seven-seat configuration.
“The addition of Grand Santa Fe to the Hyundai portfolio will help meet the rising demand for E-segment SUV models in Europe,” said Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe.
The Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is offered with a single powertrain in Europe – a 2.2-liter “R” VGT diesel engine producing 197 horsepower. Mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, it emits only 192 g/km of CO2 on the European combined cycle.
by Dan Mihalascu
) - Friday, February 22nd, 2013 - filed under Hyundai
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