AT A GLANCE: Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7

What drives it? A 188 brake-horsepowered 2,656cc V6 petrol engine with a variable intake system and variable valve timing with a four-speed automatic transmission and full-time four-wheel-drive. Multi-link rear suspension replaces the previous double-wishbone system and the front MacPherson strut suspension has been re-engineered for more comfort and stability. Ventilated discs at the front. Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering on 18-inch alloys.

How safe is it? Active head restraints in the front; anti-lock braking; an electronic stability programme; side airbags; front fog lamps; dual airbags.

Is it Hong Kong friendly? Price includes $82,636 in first registration tax.

Available: $279,000 at Hyundai Hong Kong, a member of the Zung Fu Group (tel: 3428 8288). You get a maker's warranty for five years or 100,000km, whichever comes first.