The all new Santa Fe Sport has been honoured as the Best 5 All-around Performance by the Automotive Science Group (ASG) for achieving the highest combined social, environmental, and economic performance scores.
The managing director of the ASG, Mr Colby Self, speaking on the Sanata Fe feat said that the group recognises Hyundai’s continued leadership on corporate social responsibility, producing vehicles that consumers can be proud to own.
“The top-rated 2016 Santa Fe Sport is one such example that leads in a hypercompetitive market segment by delivering noteworthy all-around performance that strikes an intelligent balance between environmental, social and economic performance considerations,” he said.
The Santa Fe Sport emerged the Best 5 selection in a group of 104 midsize Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). The ASG uses its proprietary Automotive Performance Index, which is a combination of conventional specifications, along with environmental, economic and social performance indicators. The 2016 Santa Fe Sport is powered by an efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or the powerful, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The vehicle comes equipped with standard features, including remote keyless entry with alarm, body-color heated exterior power mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and bluetooth hands-free phone system.
“We are proud that the Santa Fe Sport is recognised by the ASG as a market segment leader by setting new standards,” the senior group manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America, Brandon Ramirez, said.
“As the crossover segment continues to break record sales, Hyundai is well positioned to meet the expectations of these shoppers by delivering crossovers with exceptional quality, value and technology,” he added.