Bigger, better SUV

The Hyundai Santa Fe has a head-up display that incorporates visual blind-spot warnings and a sensor system that will trigger the alarm if a child or dog is left locked in the car.
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a head-up display that incorporates visual blind-spot warnings and a sensor system that will trigger the alarm if a child or dog is left locked in the car. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a head-up display that incorporates visual blind-spot warnings and a sensor system that will trigger the alarm if a child or dog is left locked in the car.
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a head-up display that incorporates visual blind-spot warnings and a sensor system that will trigger the alarm if a child or dog is left locked in the car. ST PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Hyundai's latest Santa Fe appeals to those who prioritise space, flexibility and safety

In this yuletide season, the Santa Fe may well cheekily translate to either "flying Santa" in Mandarin, or "fat Santa" in Cantonese.

The latter would not be completely inappropriate for the latest seven-seater sport utility vehicle from Hyundai, although the description may be more fitting for its slightly more bloated Kia cousin - the Sorento.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2018, with the headline 'Bigger, better SUV'. Print Edition | Subscribe