Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sales of Santa Fe SUV tops 2 million units

Korean largest carmaker Hyundai reported that Santa Fe -midsize SUV, just recently reached cumulative sales of 2 million units worldwide.

The two million units landmark is a major success for the brand and testifies the high-quality and leading style of the Santa Fe SUV. According to Hyundai, 1.500.000 units of the Santa Fe SUV were sold in the international markets, while 500.000 units were sold in the Korean marke

If you line up all the Santa Fes that have been sold to date, the length is equivalent to eleven round trips between Seoul and Korea's second-largest city, Busan (distance between two cities is 428 km). When the cars are piled up (overall height 1,725mm), the two million units are 390 times the height of the Mount Everest (8,848m).

The Santa Fe SUV was launched in the summer of 2000 and immediatelly became a major success for the brand. The Santa Fe, which combes the comfort of a car and safety of a SUV vehicle, has just recently received a facelift.

The all-new, 2010 model benefits from exterior styling tweaks, as well as interior improvements. It also boasts a wider engine range (in Korean market), which includes a brand new LPI engine, as well as a choice of gasoline and diesel engines.

Positioned one slot above the forth-coming Hyundai ix35, the facelifted Santa Fe SUV will go on sale by the end of this year.

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