Mon, 11 Oct 2010 12:24:24 GMT

First Drive: Hyundai Santa Fe

We caught up with Hyundai’s yet-to-be-launched soft-roader, the company’s third attempt at capturing the Indian SUV market. Will they be lucky? Sarmad Kadiri goes for a short spin in the SUV to find out.


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First Drive: Hyundai Santa Fe

The SUV is named after the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico

Welcome to Santa Fe

As we were driving down the ghat we spotted a beefy, silvery beast speeding ahead of us. Most of the things that are fast and have wheels do grab our attention instantly. As we closed in, I exclaimed, "Hey, wait a minute. Is it... is it the Santa Fe?" Much to our surprise, it was the much-anticipated SUV from Hyundai that the Korean automobile maker had been testing secretly for homologation in Pune. When we caught up with them, the executives were kind enough to give us a quick spin in the yet-to-be-launched SUV. Just enough for us to form a first impression of the vehicle.

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