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4 Wheel Drive Madness


A list of some spectacular 4x4s and some not so spectacular. | 4x4 History


2000 November: The Hyundai Santa Fe four wheel drive. This one is a pre-production 4-cylinder, here to do car shows, and it differs from those currently in the ship for sale in Australia - they each have roof rails and a rear luggage cover as standard.

  • Santa Fe station wagon 2000, manufacturer's data: 5-seats, 4-doors, driver airbag (GLS: +ABS, +passenger airbag)
  • loa: 4500mm, width: 1845mm, height: 1730mm
  • approach: 28, departure: 26,
  • turning radius: 5.7m (kerb)
  • weight: 1662kg - 1778kg (unladen), towing: 544kg (unbraked)
  • 4-cyl
    • 2351cc, petrol, 4-cyls, mpfi, 4-valves/cyl, dohc
    • bore: 86.5mm, stroke: 100mm, c.r.: 10.1:1
  • V6
    • 2656cc, petrol, V6, mpfi, 4-valves/cyl, dohc
    • bore: 86.7mm, stroke: 75mm, c.r.: 10.0:1
  • transmission: 5m/ 4a tiptronic (4-cyl - manual, V6 - auto'), full-time four wheel drive, three diff's, viscous coupling on "centre" diff'
  • suspension: MacPherson strut/ multi-link, brakes: GL disc/drum, GLS disc/disc ABS
  • tyres: 225/70R16, fuel-tank: 65L
  • fuel consumption: 4-cyl 6.6 - 11.6L/100km, V6 7.6 - 11.0L/100km claimed