Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., the Philippines' fourth largest car distributor in terms of sales, has released the refreshed and upgraded Hyundai Santa Fe in the local market.
The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, a midsize crossover sport-utility vehicle, gets a much-needed facelift, evident with its more aggressive front fascia thanks to the chrome-lined, three-slatted body-colored radiator grille and the new front fog lamp housings in the new front bumper.
Out back, the predominantly red taillights have been replaced by a red-and-white affair while the muffler tips are now angular, replacing the old oval pair. Also new are the rear bumpers, the five-spoke split alloy wheels and the streamlined roof rail.
Four-wheel-drive variants of the Hyundai Santa Fe also get supple all-black leather seats, dual zone full-auto airconditioning system with a new ionizer to help eliminate bad odors in the cabin.
The Hyundai Santa Fe variants sold in the Philippines come with the 2.2-liter CRDi R eVGT diesel engine that churns out 194hp and over 436Nm of torque and the 2.4-liter Theta II gasoline-fed powerplant that produces 171hp and almost 226Nm of torque.
The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe variants come with a premium audio and video package that's fitted with a 5.1Ch DVD system, Bluetooth wireless system, an SD card reader, auxiliary input, and an iPod cable.
The Santa Fe also gets an all-new six-speed automatic transmission that's both compact and lightweight to promote fuel efficiency.
The 2.2-liter CRDi R eVGT Hyundai Santa Fe goes for P1.558 million while the 2.4-liter petrol variant is at P1.468 million.