Here’s the Official Press Release of Hyundai on the all-new Santa Fe. We were fortunate to be part of the Regional Test Drive with media people from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and our own Philippines.  This will be a multi-part review on the 4th generation Santa Fe and it is a beauty to look at and drive! 

There is real strength in refinement. It’s seen in how the strongest of swords are brought to life not by fanning the biggest of flames, but by the polished and precise striking of molten metal.

This is the same philosophy embodied by the 4th generation of Hyundai’s first monocoque-body SUV that has been introduced last April at the 2018 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) by Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI), the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles: the all-new Hyundai SANTA FE.

Although it has barely been a year since it was globally unveiled in Geneva, the all-new Hyundai SANTA FE has already entered the Philippine market and is now available in Hyundai dealerships nationwide. This is, after all, the answered prayer for those who value premium quality and refined strength infused with everyday versatility.


Refined Craftmanship

No matter how short or long your journey is, driving becomes a pleasure with the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe. Inside this seven-seater SUV is an uncluttered cabin crafted from the finest natural materials combined with intuitive technology, such as: the head-up display (HUD) that gives you the privilege to stay protected and in control regardless of the environment, audio system that possesses Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition for Android Auto and Apple Carplay, plush leather seats that make any road trip feel effortlessly first class, cruise control, and anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Outside, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe goes all the way in a smart but stylish sense. From its 3-dimensional honeycomb patterned and much widened cascading grille based on Hyundai’s new family identity, separated headlight design (composed of LED projector lamps with dynamic bending and daytime running lights), diamond-cut 19-inch alloy wheels, to a more muscular and taut shape, the Santa Fe isn’t cutting corners on its premium look and feel.

Strength of Character

On the move, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe remains impressive with its powerful 2.2L CRDi engine that allows you to get maximum power of 200ps/3800rpm and maximum torque of 45kg-m/1740-2750rpm. Its improved eight-speed automatic transmission and monocoque structure can give you quicker, crisper shifts with far, better controlled body roll for a more efficient and comfortable driving experience on a day-to-day basis.

Truly, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe is the embodiment of refined strength. It’s privilege without pretensions; it’s our idea of everyday luxury. With a suggested retail price of Php2,338,000, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe gives you the strength to enter the gateway of luxury driving.

Visit, Hyundai Philippines’ official Facebook page @HyundaiPH, or your nearest Hyundai dealership to learn more about the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe.

MPT Note-Here’s the Santa Fe flyer with the car specifications and please click on the link below.

Hyundai PHspec Santa Fe Flyer

Volkswagen Announces Availability of the Santana AT, Santana GTS, and Lamando this November


Great things are coming from Volswagen and they come in 3s!

After making available its first 3 groundbreaking new models last May – the Santana 1.4 MPI Manual Transmission Trendline, the Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline, and the Tiguan 280 TSI DSG Comfortline , Volkswagen Philippines has announced that 3 more will be available by November.

These are the following:

  1. The mid and high variants of the Santana model, 1.5 MPI automatic transmission Trendline and Comfortline;
  2. Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline; and,
  3. the Lamando 280 TSI DSG Comfortline and Highline.


The Santana 1.5 MPI AT Trendline and Comfortline and the Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline offer more power with its 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder, in-line MPI gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology generating maximum power output of 110 Ps at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 150 Nm at 4,000rpm.

Available exterior colors for the Santana 1.5 MPI AT Trendline and Comfortline are Deep Black, Polar White, and Reflex Silver with introductory prices of  P898,000 (Trendline) and P962,000 (Comfortline) while available exterior colors for the Santana GTS 1.5 MPI AT Comfortline are Polar White, Toffee Brown, and Red Rock Metallic with introductory price of P998,000.


The Lamando 280 TSI DSG Comfortline and Highline variants, on the other hand, are both powered by the 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder, in-line TSI gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology that generates maximum power of 150 Ps at 5,000rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,750 to 3,000rpm. Available exterior colors are Mangangrey, Polar White, Coriandolo (Comfortline only), Dark Bronze (Comfortline only), and Misano Red (Highline only) with introductory price of P1.569 million for the Comfortline while the Highline variant goes for P1.703 million.

And just like the first three models launched in May, these three new ones will have comprehensive warranty coverages. Aside from the three years or 100,000-km general warranty, whichever comes first, Volkswagen Philippines also offers a 3-year warranty for paint and another 3-year warranty for through-corrosion of the main steel body structure.

The periodic maintenance service (PMS) interval schedule for these new models is also structured for its owners’ convenience. The PMS interval is once a year, or every 10,000 kms, whichever comes first. This is more convenient and more cost-efficient compared to the industry-standard 5,000-km PMS interval.

The special introductory prices of the Santana AT, the Santana GTS and the Lamando are all in line with the celebration of 5th anniversary of Volkswagen Philippines as a member of the Ayala Group of companies this September. And as Volkswagen Philippines rolls onto its 5th year of providing German-engineered and designed premium motoring lifestyle experience that is now within reach of more hardworking Filipinos, you can head on to any Volkswagen dealership and enter a world of driving possibilities. Whether you buy the three current models now, or reserve your units for November, you know: With Volkswagen, Your Drive Just Got Better.

For more information on Volkswagen Philippines’ product line-up, log on to, or visit any of its eight dealerships: Volkswagen BGC at 938 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Volkswagen Quezon Avenue at 1229 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City; Volkswagen Alabang at Caltex along Alabang-Zapote Road, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City; Volkswagen Greenfield District Service Center at 833 Sheridan Street, Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City; Volkswagen Pampanga at McArthur Highway, Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; Volkswagen Cebu at A. Soriano Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City; Volkswagen Iloilo (upper ground level of SM Iloilo along Benigno Aquino Sr. Avenue), and Volkswagen Bacolod (along Araneta Street, Singcang, Bacolod City).