in the city, and the 4WD’s SUV character will impress the off-road enthusiast. It is definitely superior than many of its Japanese and American rivals. But all this comes at a price. The Santa Fe 2WD manual variant comes for Rs 26.3 lakh and the top-end 4WD automatic costs Rs 29.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Yes, in the new Santa Fe, a lot has changed, but what hasn’t is that this big SUV still runs into the territory ruled by small SUVs from Audi and BMW—in India, badge value matters more than the car value. And the Toyota Fortuner still remains the one to beat. Here’s hoping the Santa Fe manages to change that.