All-new Volester, Santa fe, Azera, Genesis hit Hyundai showrooms
Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited, foremost distributors of Hyundai range of vehicles has unveiled four new models into the market.
The vehicles which include the all-new Hyundai Veloster hatchback, Santa Fe SUV, Azera and Genesis luxury sedan are already on display at Hyundai showrooms nationwide.
The all-new Hyundai Veloster, is a fashionable funky three-door sport-like hatchback designed for drivers who want something uniquely different and stimulating.
Equipped with a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 132 Ib-ft of torque mated to a six-speed traditional automatic transmission, the Volester is the first of its kind in the country.
Mr. Jatin Nadkarni, Director, Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motors Nigeria described the Volester as Hyundai’s “icing on the cake.” It is trendy and youthful and would definitely change people’s perception of hatchbacks in Nigeria,” he said.
Continuing, he said, “from the driver’s side, the Veloster looks like a regular two-door but when turned 180 degrees through, it looks like a four-door – thanks to the perfectly normal-looking rear door,” the director remarked.
Introducing the all-new Santa fe SUV Nadkarni explained that Hyundai has raised the quality of its cars to highest standard in their segments with array of quality materials. “Hyundai want to be recognised as a premium brand, hence it has improved in quality. The redesigned Santa Fe SUV adopts the automaker’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design incorporating a third row of seats that increases the passenger count to seven thus effectively replacing the outgoing Hyundai Veracruz.
Although the new Santa Fe comes in three variants of 2.4-litre four cylinders, a turbocharged 2.4-liter and 3.3-liter V6, only the 2.4-liter and 3.3-liter variants will be available in the domestic market, the Director assured.
According to him, the 2013 Santa Fe will be targeted at the families because of its ample leg room and passengers’ space especially in the first two rows that conveniently accommodate taller adults.
Drivers with high taste for details are also expected to fall in love with the all Santa Fe’s admirable interior materials as well as intuitive controls and extensive number of standard and optional features that distinguishes the new SUV.
On the new Azera, he explained that the 250 hp 3.0-liter Azera mid-to-up-scale sedan is stylishly designed to emit all the trappings of luxury that is unprecedented in its class.
He described the Azera has the result of Hyundai’s relentless R&D testing and visionary thinking which seeks to always reflect the will of Hyundai Motor Company to create new possibilities to benefit the world and its people by encouraging and developing new thinking.