SsangYong Kyron vs Hyundai Santa Fe

SsangYong Kyron

Hyundai Santa Fe

The SsangYong Kyron is a compact 'soft-roader' SUV (although it is quite large for its class) built by SsangYong Motor Company. It has a 104 Kw (139 hp)/310 N·m (229 ft·lbf) diesel motor, with Mercedes-Benz motor parts. Although the motor is a great one in its own right, it does performance a vehicle weighing almost two tonnes which makes performance lethargic at best. It is one of the few compact 4wds to be able to actually go off road, though, with a separate chassis. Its looks was developed by Mg's Ken Greely.

In 2007, the reliable Xdi270 diesel motor is available on the SsangYong Kyron increasing the performance to 121 Kw (162 hp)/340 N·m (251 ft·lbf). Both the Xdi200 and Xdi270 uses the 3rd-generation Common Rail technology. The sophisticated direct injection system boosts performance and fuel economy, which lowers pollution and saves on fuel. The new 3rd generation ECU is operating on 32-bit platform rather than the 16-bit found on the previous 2 generations of commonrail technology.
A new world-beating motor, more equipment and a stylish new exterior - all at a lower price tag. The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe looks too good to be true.

But consumers looking for a large, practical family vehicle can stop pinching themselves, as Hyundai has confirmed the amazing news that its 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe will actually be cheaper than the vehicle it changes, despite a raft of enhancments.

The headline news is the Hyundai Santa Fe's world-class new powertrain, product an unrivalled mix of performance and economy. It means that the Hyundai Santa Fe is now comparable on price tag and emissions with Mpvs and estate vehicles, and comfortably powers ahead of SUV competitors.

Much more than a easy nip-and-tuck, the new Hyundai Santa Fe also benefits from subtly improved look look-and-feel and enhanced security. Despite this, Hyundai has actually managed to make the list price tag even more competitive - with obvious benefits to private consumers and company vehicle drivers alike.