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Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid 2023 priced from 63,000 USD

Australian insights on the new Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid was revealed on local websitewith three variants to be offered when the hybrid SUV goes on sale later this month.

The Santa Fe Hybrid will be available in Elite and Highlander versions alongside V6 petrol and four-cylinder diesel engines, with the flagship Highlander hybrid offering a free six-seat interior option – a first for this configuration. launched in Australia. .

Prices will start from $63,000 plus on-road expenses for Santa Fe Hybrid Elite, climb $69,550 before hitting the road for the Hybrid Highlander in both six- and seven-seat configurations. Using the Melbourne postcode, that means the drive-away price is $68,331 for the Elite and $75,158 for the Highlander.

The Santa Fe Hybrid requires a $3000 premium over the equivalent diesel AWD model and $6500 for the V6 FWD petrol engine. It’s worth noting, however, that the Santa Fe Hybrid will only be AWD in Australia.

The specs reflect roughly the same as gasoline or diesel equivalents, with a few exceptions. Instead of the 20-inch alloy wheels found on the existing Elite and Highlander models, both hybrids use 19-inch ‘aero-type’ alloys – all with large spares.

The only other change is a six-seat interior option for the Santa Fe Hybrid Highlander, which swaps out the second bench for two captain seats.

All versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid are equipped with 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine cooperate with a 44.2kW electric motor and 1.49kWh polymer lithium-ion battery.

Combined power and torque output is 169kW and 350Nm respectively, placing the HEV somewhere between the current V6 (200kW/331Nm) and the 2.2-litre diesel (148kW/440Nm).

The gearshift is a six-speed automatic transmission, which has an electric motor built into it. All Santa Fe hybrid models in Australia are all-wheel drive (AWD), although front-wheel drive versions are offered overseas, while related versions Kia Sorento Hybrid offers both drive options in Australia.

Fuel consumption for domestic models is yet to be confirmed, but according to Hyundai Europe, fuel consumption of Santa Fe Hybrid with AWD 6.9-7.6L / 100km on WLTP cycle depending on specification, emit 157-172g/km.

For reference, local Santa Fe models with the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine claim to use 6.1L/100km on the combined cycle, while the 3.5-litre V6 petrol consumes an average of 10 ,5L/100km.

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid’s main rivals include the aforementioned Sorento GT-Line Hybrid ($66,750-69,750), and Toyota Kluger Hybrid – priced from $63,650 for the mid-range GXL AWD cover and $75,700 for the top-end Grande AWD.

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