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Hyundai to sell refreshed Maxcruz SUV with improved options in S. Korea

All Headlines 10:53 December 03, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea's No. 1 carmaker, said Sunday that it will sell a refreshed model of its Maxcruz crossover with improved options in its home market.

The 2018 model year SUV that hits showrooms across the country Monday will come with a host of conveniences, such as Apple CarPlay and the artificial intelligence solution Kakao I with voice recognition features.

The company also increased the free Blue Link connected car service to five years from the current two and generally improved its smart navigation and audio systems on the three-row SUV.

For cars with the high-end prestige trim or higher, the Maxcruz will come with an around-view monitor that can aid moving the vehicles in tight spots.

The carmaker said that prices of the crossover, called the Santa Fe in the United States, has been brought down slightly for both the diesel and gasoline powertrains mated with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The base price for the new cars starts at 32.1 million won (US$29,500) for the gasoline version and rises to 41.1 million won for the top trim vehicle. For the diesel, the range starts at a low 33.9 million won and rises to 42.9 million won for the highest specked model.

Hyundai Motor Co.'s 2018 Maxcruz SUV (Yonhap)

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