Hyundai’s crossbreed seven-seat competitor to the Toyota Kluger will certainly get here in Australia throughout the 2nd fifty percent of 2021.

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid sets a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine with a 44kW electrical motor as well as 1.5 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, propounded the roadway with a six-speed torque converter automated.

Total outcomes are 169kW of power as well as 350Nm of torque, as well as four-wheel drive will certainly be readily available in Australia Hyundai is guaranteeing an useful towing ability from the amazing powertrain, in addition to comparable efficiency to the 3.5-litre gas V6.

The seven-seat Santa Fe Hybrid will certainly go neck and neck with the Toyota Kluger Hybrid when it gets here following year, in addition to the closely-relatedKia Sorento Hybrid

Along with an effectiveness increase, the crossbreed Hyundai will certainly offer individuals that choose gas power a four-wheel-drive alternative. Currently, the gas V6 engine in the Santa Fe is just readily available in front-wheel drive.

Hybrid sales have actually escalated in Australia this year, driven mainly by Toyota’s broadened series of amazing hatches, cars, as well as SUVs.


After debuting the innovation in the Prius, the firm turned out what it calls self-charging crossbreed choices in the Yaris, Corolla, Yaris Cross, C-HR, RAV4, as well as Camry Next year will certainly see the arrival of the crossbreed Kluger.

A total amount of 54,496 crossbreeds have actually been offered to day in Australia this year, contrasted to simply 1449 plug-in crossbreeds. At the exact same factor in 2019, simply 27,549 crossbreeds, as well as 1336 plug-in crossbreeds, had actually been offered.

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Off the cards in Australia is the Santa Fe plug-in crossbreed.

Limited regional need for plug-in hybrid lorries (PHEV)– which integrate a petroleum engine with an electrical motor as well as battery for a useful pure-electric array, normally around 50km– is at fault.

“If we saw rivals truly press the PHEV market we can make a stab at it, yet currently we have a look at where the marketplace is relocating as well as plug-in is rather restricted at this phase,” Hyundai Australia item organizer Scott Yoon informed CarExpert.

Australia is additionally behind Europe, where plug-in crossbreeds are needed to satisfy stringent discharge requirements, in the line up for cars and trucks such as the Santa Fe PHEV. Another hasn’t close the door completely. firm representative recognized plug-in crossbreeds’ duty as a “tipping rock” to fully-electric lorries, as well as informing CarExpert