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Old 18th June 2010, 19:42   #166
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Tires are of 17" and above, Twin exhausts must be atleast 3L engine, from the back this looks something like BMW Xx, better than Fortuner atleast (IMHO).

Nice catch Sen

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With Twin exhausts it looks nice and mean, but still Santa Fe is actually smaller than Fortuner. Santa Fe is a Soft Roader, where as Foretuner is a true Off roader and strongly built. I have traveled in Santa Fe abroad and i did not feel anything so great about it. The interior was neat though. Also the front looks so plain where as Foretuner looks absolutely stunning. this is strictly my opinion.
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Willey Dear,

From what I have noticed on team-bhp is that the real off-roaders dont prefer these big vehicles rather they their own custom built classics, gypsies etc., with which they are more than happy and am sure they wont trade in their vehicles for these new funky soft roaders.

90% of the people who buy these funky stuff are not into hardcore off-roading, they buy them because of the looks, image, etc.,

Santa fe is one among Fortuner, Endy, Captiva etc., for Hyundai to win in this arena i think they have to get the pricing right....

This is strictly my opinion and no offence to anyone....

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My source confirms Santa Fe Launch is very close, as early as SEPT or OCT.

Expect major auto mags to conduct a test in their next upcoming issues!!

2.2L engine expected. CRDI 4WD

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@fx45:

This is great news. If they price it competitively, the Chevy Captiva is pretty much a dead duck. I feel this will eat into the sales of CRV & Fortuner to some extend.
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There was a auto show in TV channel NewsX couple of weeks back where Sante Fe was featured.

As per them, Sante Fe will be launched with Sonata platform, 2.2L diesel engine, with 6 speed AT and 5 speed MT options. Price tag mentioned was INR 20 lakhs.
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The new 2010 Santa Fe is quite a stunner on the road. I've been drooling at it during my visits abroad. Even though it is definitely not in the league of the reigning King Toyota Fortuner but Captiva, CRV, Outlander are in for major trouble if Hyundai prices this well.

Let's hope Hyundai-India will not repeat a "Tucson" in pricing the Santa Fe.
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Hyundai CANNOT price SANTA-FE aggressively if it's a CBU (Which it is). They also cannot assemble it here because of potential low volumes of sales. It's a Catch-22 situation for them. Sonata Transform, as good a car it is, never quite took off despite of being priced very well. Hyundai need lady luck on their side if they are to impress it's potential SUV customers (like TOYOTA which has a Voodoo effect on us).
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Completely agree with you. Hyundai has been very successful in selling cars upto 10 Lakhs. Beyond that, they have not had much success as they don't have the brand value to target the customers in the 15+ bracket. Given that this will be CBU, I doubht they can sell for anything less than 20 lakhs.

But if Chevy can sell the Captiva starting at 18 lakhs, I don't see why Hyundai should price it significantly higher.
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This is one SUV/crossover I'm eagerly waiting for after getting disappointed with Fortuner. Hope that the third row is good enough for medium height adults.

Also is the 2.2L CRDi unit the current gen one ? (195 bhp). If not then there isn't much to get excited about this ... IMHO
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195 BHP for less than 20L would be a steal as compared to other offerings
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the santa fe is coming this friday.
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If the price is Rs 20 lacs for the Santa Fe ex-showroom then it is likely to be plumb spang in Fortuner Territory by the time it hits the road.
In such a case not many would opt for a Santa Fe over a Fortuner, given the relative brand value/ aspiration levels.
looks like a repeat of the same problem which assailed the Tucson.
and given current speculation the same problem may repeat itself in the case of the Skoda Yeti.

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Those moving around the mysore road near RV college can spot atleast a 100 Santa-fe's in the Hyundai yard.

The tyres look puny! :(
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This is great news. If they price it competitively, the Chevy Captiva is pretty much a dead duck.
Hyundai has generally been more successful than Chevy. However, in case of SUVs, Captiva has been a great seller compared to Tucson. Both Tucson and Captiva cost nearly same and are similar shaped and sized
and both came with 2.0 litre CRDi engines. However, for every one Tucson you will see on road, you will see at least 20 Captivas. Chevy beating Hyundai here! Strange though.
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I agree with Shankar Balan. If Hyundai prices its Santa Fe above the Fortuner they might as well kiss their chances of selling any in India good bye. I love Hyundais, but they seem to be getting their SUV strategy in India all mixed up.
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