Hyundai India is offering a brand new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system in Santa Fe. Interestingly, the Korean automaker hasn’t done any promotion for this new addition. The website is showing the latest brochure with the updated infotainment system and automatic lighting function.
As per the new touchscreen infotainment system, it gets host of features like flexibility of DVD-USB, Bluetooth streaming, voice recognition, Sat-Nav with pre-loaded maps, 6 speakers and certainly a bigger screen for a better experience. On the downside, this system is only available in the automatic transmission version. And the manual version will be coming with the same age old 4.3 inch touchscreen unit. Looks more like a move to push the sluggish automatic-trans sales of Santa Fe.
Everything else remains unchanged including exterior styling as well as under the hood. Mechanically, it gets the 2.2 litre 4-cylinder CRDi motor that puts out a hefty 194.3 bhp of power and 429 Nm of peak torque and mated to 6 speed manual transmission and an automatic option. The former is a 2 wheel drive version while the automatic is available with AWD option.
Santa Fe’s other interior features sum upto steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth and cruise control switches, start/stop button, an advanced driver information cluster, glove box chiller, 12 way power adjustable driver seat and dual zone climate control.