Hybrid crossover Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid 2021 goes on sale

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The all-wheel drive hybrid model is more expensive than the standard model but boasts modest fuel consumption.

The new hybrid version of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover is more expensive than the non-hybrid version, but offers significant improvements in fuel efficiency. A hybrid model designed for a consumption of up to 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers. The car is priced at $ 34,835 and comes with all-wheel drive.

Although all Santa Fe hybrids are powered by the same turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine and electric motor, the base modification, dubbed Blue, is the most efficient version. The more equipped SEL Premium ($ 38,785) and Limited ($ 41,135) versions consume up to 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers. By comparison, the Santa Fe non-hybrid all-wheel drive models are rated at 9.8 liters per 100 kilometers, whether the car is equipped with a 191-horsepower naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine or the more powerful 277-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter engine. The hybrid model has a combined power output of 225 hp.

The Santa Fe Hybrid will be equipped with a larger battery, which will provide an estimated range of only electric range of 48 km. The regular hybrid will go on sale first this spring, and the plug-in hybrid will go on sale later in the 2022 model year.