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Hyundai Motor to Unveil Upgraded Santa Fe Version This Week

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SEOUL, June 30 (Yonhap) – Hyundai Motor Co. announced on Tuesday that it will launch an improved Santa Fe SUV in South Korea this week to support sales in the context of a new coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

The upgraded fourth-generation Santa Fe model will be released on Wednesday with a 2.2-liter diesel engine and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, the company said in a statement.

Hyundai also announced plans to introduce a Santa Fe model with a 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission later this year.

Hyundai's improved Santa Fe SUV. (Image provided by Hyundai Motor. Resale and archiving prohibited)

The improved Santa Fe is equipped with safety functions, such as lane departure assist, collision avoidance assist (PCA-R), forward collision avoidance, corner avoidance assistance and highway driver assistance systems, the statement said. The diesel model is priced between 31 million and 40 million won ($ 26,000-33,000).

The Santa Fe adopts what Hyundai calls “sensual sportiness”, defined by the harmony between four fundamental elements in vehicle design: proportion, architecture, style and technology.

Hyundai has applied the new concept to the improved sixth generation Grandeur model launched in 2016, the new Sonata sedan released last year, the all-new compact Avante which debuted in April and all-electric concept Prophecy.

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