Santa sleigh guides the way

Santa sleigh guides the way

Dashing through the region in a brand new SUV ahead of Christmas could be a reality by popping down and visiting Mount Gambier’s Barry Maney Hyundai dealership and checking out the Santa Fe range in stock and ready to be sold!

The SE Voice got to unwrap the latest Hyundai Santa Fe Elite on a recent visit to the Crouch Street showroom and put it through its paces.

The SUV’s beautiful exterior stands out from the crowd with its sleek and stylish driving lights and headlights, wide front grill and chrome accents, while large 20-inch alloy wheels enhance the flowing side profile which is rounded out by slimline LED tail lights.

The exterior of this Santa Fe Elite is finished in Hyundai’s White Cream paintwork, while Abyss Black, Magentic Force and Typhoon Silver are also available in the Elite range.

While there is a 3.5-litre petrol engine varient on offer, this particular Santa Fe Elite is equipped with Hyundai’s 148kW 2.2-litre CRDi Diesel engine and 8-speed DCT all wheel driveline, which delivers power to all four wheels controlled by the manufacturer’s multi terrain and drive modes, allowing driver’s to select between comfort, eco, sport and smart drive options depending on your need.

When the going gets tough, the ability to switch between snow, mud and sand terrain modes also takes the stress out of tricky situations.

A braked towing capacity of 2500kg is also nothing to sneeze at, as well as a maximum of 750kg unbraked.

On the inside the Santa Fe is built for families on the go, with seven seats available to carry the crew around to school or sport commitments while providing ample room on long journeys to ensure maximum comfort while hitting the open road.

Ensuring all occupants are entertained by keeping devices charged are a host of USB-C charging ports in all three rows, meaning you can have longer periods of uninterrupted peace all-round.

Second and third row occupants also get treated to a touch of luxury with heating and cooling extending throughout the entire vehicle thanks to dedicated air vents.

To take advantage of the large boot space, the vehicle’s rear seats can be folded away to create a total of 1649 litres of space, perfect for loading up the Christmas presents in the Hyundai Santa Sleigh ahead of December festivities!

Cruising around the streets of Mount Gambier provided the chance to get familiar with the Santa Fe, and it didn’t take long before you got a sense of ‘home’ sitting in the driver’s seat.

Controlling the vehicles infotainment system direct from the steering wheel was also a breeze, with the 10.25-inch display also featuring Android Auto and Apple Carplay for all your favourite tunes through the top-notch Harman Kardon 10-speaker system.

The ride-comfort and quietness of just how easy the Hyundai SUV glides across the road surface made it easy to settle in to the vehicle, and knowing the Santa Fe has a suite of safety and tech features packed in to its Elite variant as standard made it all the more enjoyable.

Just some of the features keeping occupants safely housed inside the vehicle are blind-spot collision assistance and driver attention warning, forward collision avoidance assistance, high beam and lane following assistance, rear cross traffic avoidance assistance and an advanced rear occupant alert system.

On top of this, each Santa Fe sold comes with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, lifetime service plan availability, premium roadside support for the first 12-months of ownership and a 10-year satellite navigation map update plan when you complete your scheduled services.

This exact Hyundai Santa Fe Elite is currently on display at Barry Maney Hyundai and is ready to be wrapped up for delivery ahead of Christmas at $65,173 driveaway, while three other Santa Fe variants are also on hand ready to drive off the lot including petrol and hybrid options.

If you’re in search of a new sleigh, look no further than the Sante Fe and pop in and see the team at the corner of Percy Street and Crouch Street to explore the range today or contact the dealership on 8721 3400 to book a test drive.

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