Published on 23 Apr 2012 by Adriano
Hyundai is at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show with quite a few interesting models, most notably the new Santa Fe“>Santa Fe, the BHCD-1 and the Rhoens Coupe, which is basically the Genesis Coupe with a different name and some light cosmetic change.
The BHCD-1 is a model developed by Hyundai together with Chinese partner Beijing Automotive and will be marketed in China only as a Shouwang model. Its flashy front end features a pair of slender head-lights with LED technology and a sunken bonnet that gives the car a pretty aggressive outlook. As for now the model is still a prototype, but its definitive version is due to appear on Chinese roads within a couple of years.
Arguably the real star at the Hyundai stand in Beijing, the third generation of the Santa Fe (which was premiered at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year) turned out to be one of the crowd’s favorites. Measuring 4.69 meters in length, 1.88 in width, 1.68 in height and with a wheelbase of 2.70 meters, the innovative design of the Santa Fe is aligned to the design language adopted by the most recent models from the Korean carmaker. Its engine range include a 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine developing 264 hp, a 2.4-litre direct injection (GDI) producing an estimated 190 hp, and - for the Long Wheel Base variant only - a 3.3-litre GDI V6 engine delivering 290 hp.
View the full Hyundai BHCD-1 and Santa Fe @ the 2012 Beijing Motor Show photo gallery