Inexpensive analog Hyundai Santa Fe sold better than the originalAugust 23, 2019
On sale, a new mid-size crossover Haima 8S, similar to the latest generation Hyundai Santa Fe, appeared at the end of last month.
Current statistics from the China Association of Automakers (aka CAAM) showed that the new Haima is on sale much better than the original Hyundai Santa Fe. Only in the first month of sales, the budget Haima 8S sold out in excess of one and a half thousand copies. But sales of the Korean crossover in the same period were much more modest – just over 800 cars.
The Haima 8S is based on the HMGA platform with independent rear suspension. In terms of dimensions, this crossover is inferior to Santa Fe: its length is 4,565 mm, its width is 1,850 mm, its height is 1,682 mm, its wheelbase is 2,700 mm.
Two new turbo engines were included in the engine range: a 1.2-liter 148-horsepower and a 1.6-liter with a return of 194 hp. In conjunction with them are offered a 6-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed “robot”. But there is no all-wheel drive even for a surcharge. The interior of the Chinese crossover, which was designed with leather, flaunts modern multimedia with a “soaring” touch screen, a truncated steering wheel, an original front panel and an electronic gearbox selector. The manufacturer also equipped its SUV with a number of useful electronic “helpers”.
The minimum price tag for the Haima 8S starts at 85,900 yuan. For comparison, the new Hyundai Santa Fe in Chinese car dealerships will have to pay at least 202,800 yuan
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