2010 Hyundai Santa Fe for Indian market revealed

Hyundai has unveiled the new 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe meant for the Indian market, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Update: Hyundai Santa Fe launched in India

Photo:2010 Hyundai Santa Fe front view
Photo:2010 Hyundai Santa Fe front view via trucktrend

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2010, possibly at the Delhi Auto Expo.

Photos of the refurbished 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe reveal a facelifted front grille, head and tail lights, new fog lights in the front and rear.

Other style changes include chrome door handles, exterior mirrors with built-in indicators, and 17-inch file-spoke alloy wheels.

The interior of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, new instrument panel, navigation system, a smart key, large LCD screen connected to the parking assist system, optional rear-view camera, start-stop button and active head rests for improved safety, reports say.

Photo: 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe side view photo
Photo: 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe side view photo

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with various engine options including a new 2.2-liter CRDi turbo unit that develops 197 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,500, rpm along with six-speed manual transmission.

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe can go from zero to sixty run in 9.5 seconds clocking a maximum speed of 190 km/h.

Fuel economy and CO2 emission figures, with the 2.2-liter CRDi, stand at 35.6 mpg and 174 g/km, respectively.

Another option is the 2.4-liter petrol unit that develops 174 HP mated to a manual transmission, with an option of a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Photo: 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe rear view
Photo: 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe rear view

With the 2.4-liter petrol engine, the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds with a top speed of 190 km/h.

Fuel consumption stands at 27.6 mpg, while CO2 emitted is 203 g/km.

Reports say that Hyundai has introduced low-resistance tires and a new alternator management system to improve fuel economy.

The alternator management system can remove parasitic drag by disengaging the alternator from the engine.

The automatic 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe has an ECO light that illuminates in red, white, or green according to driver behavior. The standard manual Hyundai Santa Fes have a a shift light that illuminates when the optimum shift point for fuel economy is reached.

There is no information available about the price of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in India. The SUV will take on the Honda CR-V and the Chevrolet Captiva in the Indian market.