The first spy shots of the production version of the Hawtai Shengdafei SUV, it will be launched on the Chinese auto market in September. Price will start around 70.000 yuan and end around 120.000 yuan. The Hawtai Shengdafei debuted with lots of flesh and fanfare on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
The Hawtai Shengdafei, or ‘Santa Fe’ in English, is the successor of the current Hawtai Shengdafei/Santa Fe, which is based on the first generation Hyundai Santa Fe. Hawtai and Hyundai had a joint venture from 2002 until 2010, making, among others, the Santa Fe. When the joint venture ended Hawtai continued making the Santa Fe on its own. Price of the current car starts at 89.700 yuan and ends at 99.700 yuan.
The Shengdafei will be available with two engines: a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 135hp and 200nm, or a 2.0 liter turbodiesel with 150hp and 310nm. Both engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.