South Korean car maker Hyundai has recalled the 2nd generation Santa Fe crossover in India. The recall of the flagship product of Hyundai comes on the back of a malfunctioning stop lamp switch. Hyundai India’s dealers will reach out to individual Santa Fe owners and replace the component free of cost.
This recall affects the previous (2nd) generation version of the Santa Fe sold in India and the 2,437 units of the crossover manufactured between 26 June 2011 to 26 September 2013 are covered under this recall. Hyundai has produced three generations of the Santa Fe, of which the second and third generation models have been sold in the Indian market.
The Santa Fe (2nd generation) was originally launched in India during October 2010. Earlier this year, Hyundai introduced the latest generation (3rd) of the Santa Fe in India. The Santa Fe luxury SUV sits at the very top of Hyundai’s car line up in India. The crossover seats 7 adults and is powered by a 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine that outputs 194 Bhp-421 Nm.
The Santa Fe is the most powerful vehicle in its segment and comes with front wheel drive and all wheel drive options. Gear shifting is handled by 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. The 2014 Santa Fe features a major design revamp when compared with its predecessor. The latest SUV’s design is based on the Storm Edge philosophy, a variation of the Fluidic design. In India, the SUV competes with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
Compared with the SUVs listed above, the monocoque bodied Santa Fe offers significantly more features and creature comforts. However, the SUV is also priced higher than competition despite Hyundai assembling it through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route at its Sriperumbudur factory. Prices of the Santa Fe start at 25.09 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.