The Dubai SUV market is mostly dominated by Japanese auto manufacturers whose SUV’s are available in the range of AED 1,00,000 to AED 20,00,000. Unwilling to be left behind, Korean carmakers like Hyundai have also launched SUV’s like the Hyundai Santa Fe that are affordable as well as comfortable.
Within the USA, Hyundai has also launched a compact variant of the Santa Fe and the two-row SUV may soon make its way to the UAE market. The latest version of the compact SUV is being sold with a value package.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV was released in the North American market to appeal to customers who want a SUV that delivers superior value for money due to safety and smart features. The SUV is suitable for small families at it can carry 4-5 adults comfortably.
The total cabin volume is 143.4 cubic feet and the cargo space at the rear is 35.4 cubic feet. The second-row seats can be folded to create 71.5 cubic feet. The Apple CarPlay and the Android Auto of the vehicle can be integrated with smartphone functions likes navigation streaming audio.
The SUV has been ranked amongst the safest vehicles by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Standard safety features include stability and traction control systems, seven airbags, hill-start assist and anti-lock brakes.
Additionally, customers have the option of selecting ‘Connected Car’ and ‘Remote’ packages for making the best use of the SUV models that are equipped with ‘blue-link’ telematics system. The key features included in these packages are automatic collision notification, emergency roadside assistance, vehicle health report, remote lock/unlock, remote start, car finder, curfew alert, speed alert and valet aler t.
The standard version of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 hp power and 225 Nm torque. Additionally, the SUV will get an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.3-liter V6 engine. The turbocharged engine, as well as the V6, deliver 240 hp and 290 hp respectively. All the engine versions are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission system.
As far as the Dubai market is concerned, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will prove to be the perfect vehicle for individuals and small families who need to carry who want a sporty, spacious and speedy SUV for their Dubai desert safari.