Heat on the heels of victory Wheels magazine, in which Santa Fe SX CRDi recognized as the best medium SUV ownership proposition in Australia, the new R Hyundai Santa Fe diesel has surpassed the competition to claim the SUV class of Global Green Challenge continent.
Achieve fuel consumption of 5.1L/100km outstanding during the north-south across the state, Santa Fe beat the impressive recent government-provided official ‘combined cycle’ fuel consumption is surprising 23.9 percent.
Global Green Challenge is a grueling, for a week across the continent from Darwin to Adelaide. The challenge includes two loops requires cities and covers a total distance of 3147 kilometers. Relevance to the real world, competing vehicles must meet an average speed of strict protocols on the highway.
At the finish line in Adelaide’s CBD, after seven days of intense competition, the new R Santa Fe diesel has consumed only a total of 160.46 liters of diesel fuel and lower reaches 137.67 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The winning vehicle driven by former Australian rally champion Ed Ordynski and automotive commentator John Cadogan. “This is a practical, versatile and rugged vehicle with serious off-road capability and seven seats. However, the combination of the latest technologies and techniques to drive conservatively, we reached the equivalent of 56 miles per gallon – the result would have heard only a decade ago, “Cadogan said.
Ordynski added: “Competition in this category is very close. I think what we have proved that the more intelligent driving and make the right choice of vehicles that can make a real difference in ordinary Australians – both economically and environmentally,”
The new R Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2-liter diesel produces 145 kilowatts of peak power and up to 436 Newton-meters of torque (421 Newton-meters in the manual), has seven seats as standard features and highest safety standards in the independent ANCAP tests — five stars for passenger protection.
Two years ago, Hyundai i30 CRDi a stunning return 3.2L/100km on the same trip as part of the World Solar Challenge event.