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Santa Fe, all the way

IN automotive circles the 1:1 ratio is a major achievement — be it horsepower to weight, or front-to-rear distribution. For the Hyundai Santa Fe it comes close, offering the same in terms of haulage capacity. For just a little over $7 million, depending on which trim one goes for, it's possible to get a seven-seat Sport Utility Vehicle. At roughly a million dollars a passenger, this places the Santa Fe in the very good bargain category.

However, value per passenger isn't the only trick up the Hyundai's sleeve. While styling is similar to the smaller Tucson, it retains the taut muscular lines that give it a rakish, slimmed, hip athletic look. In all, a handsome machine that does turn a head or two as it offers an upscale Euro-appeal from certain angles.

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Value For The Dollar - Santa Fe SUV

Named after the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico, the Santa Fe SUV was introduced to the world in 2001 and was a hit with American buyers. Since then, Hyundai has more or less kept the same formula, by trying to provide the most bang for the consumer's buck with third generation model.

For the present model, the character lines throughout the body have become sharper and the vehicle's overall appearance seems slimmer than previous generations.

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Hyundai Motorsport in prime position for Polish podium

With podiums from the past four gravel events, Hyundai Motorsport hopes it can extend its run at Rally Poland, the eighth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC)

Hyundai Motorsport will aim to continue its recent run of podium results as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves to Poland for round eight of the 2017 season.

Having secured top-three finishes at every gravel event so far this year, including victories at Tour de Corse and Rally Argentina, hopes are high that the team can once again challenge at the front of the competitive WRC field.

The scene of two previous podiums, in 2014 for Thierry Neuville and in 2016 for Hayden Paddon, the team will be looking for another assured performance in this year’s event.

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The Hyundai experience

ONE of five worldwide locations, the Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang (HMG), South Korea, easily lives up to its billing as the largest automobile theme park in the country.

“We wanted to send visitors on a journey they have never experienced before. So we challenged the fixed idea that a building must have a strong solid floor, and came up with a unique design for Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang that resembles a spacecraft in mid-air,” said a video projected on the inside walls of the building by Delugan Meissl Associates Architects (DMAA) — designers of the structure.

The building was opened in April 2017.

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