Hyundai 4×4 Vehicle Range for Roving
The Hyundai 4×4 is no mythical beast, it truly does exist! Although the selection of vehicles in which to rove (wander, roam or meander) through city streets, as well as off-road, may seem modest, Hyundai have concentrated their innovative design and powerful engineering into a select vehicle that can demonstrate their all-terrain vision and spirit.
The Toughest Hyundai 4×4
No doubt part of Hyundai’s plan is to subtly introduce more Hyundai 4×4’s onto the market as their current vehicle selection gains momentum in the segment. But as we wait for their new selection to roll off the production line and make its way to South African shores, Group 1 has the following 2015 Hyundai 4×4 vehicle currently available online and on our showroom floors:
- The 2015 ix35 2.0 Elite 4×4 Diesel AT
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Drivetrain Differences Explained
Back in the day, you had two basic choices, it was either four wheel drive (4WD) or rear wheel drive (RWD) amongst the passenger car models. It’s now seemingly impossible to find a RWD vehicle on the market with the 4WD and all-wheel drive (AWD) lines becoming fuzzier. It all depends on your needs, so let’s look at how each of these systems differentiate from each other:
- 4×2: The term four-by-two (4×2) just illustrates that of the four wheels, only two are powered by the engine. When you find this within the description of vehicles, it’s usually used to differentiate it from other transmissions varieties. A 2015 Santa Fe 2.2 Premium for example uses FWD as opposed the Hyundai H-1 which has RWD drive transmission yet they are both still 4×2’s.
- 4×4 and 4WD: No matter how you write it, they both mean the same thing. All four wheels are powered by the engine which can be engaged (for harder terrains) and disengaged (for daily driving) via buttons, switches or secondary gear levers. The Hyundai 4×4 ix35 for example, is the perfect combination of utility and understated elegance powered by modern 4×4 technology.
- AWD: The AWD innovation has led to even greater confusion and blurring of drivetrain lines. As opposed to a 4×4 which can be engaged when needed, an AWD drive system is generally on all the time. Using either mechanical ingenuity or electronic superiority, AWD works by getting power to the wheel/s with the most traction. For example, the Hyundai 4×4 Santa Fe’s 2.2 Elite AWD version offers this capability, is just as attractive and full of luxury features as it’s rugged cousin.
Enquire today about Group 1’s range of Hyundai 4×4 vehicles available from any of our dealerships across the Cape and South Africa as well as online.