The Prodigal Son of Santa Fe
Large barge SUVs, land yachts if you will, occupy a special place in the male psyche. For some of us, they’re the ultimate fantasy cars. Many imagine barrelling down a highway in them, towering over low-slung sedans, parking them in front of our farmhouses, where guests can’t miss them. They’re the wheels the alpha males in The Expendables drive. These beasts are not urban runabouts.
The past couple of years have been quite affirmative for the Korean automaker Hyundai, thanks to the departmental reshuffle, which paved way to the launch of the fludic Verna or Accent in the world market.
From then on it was not only the engines of Hyundai that took the center stage but even the design, and everything went in favour for the company, and Hyundai India ate a big slice from the pie, which was earlier relished by Maruti Suzuki. What we have today is the Hyundai Creta, the first compact SUV from the automaker, and all we have to say is, it cannot get better than this…