HYUNDAI Santa Fe reaches the Antarc­tic

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Hyundai Mo­tor Co. re­cently made his­tory when a near­stan­dard 2.2L diesel Santa Fe be­came the first pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle to be driven across the Antarc con­ti­nent from Union Camp to Mc­murdo and back again. The car was driven by Pa­trick Bergel, the great grand­son of the leg­endary po­lar ex­plorer, Sir Ernest Shack­le­ton. The epic jour­ney, which took place in De­cem­ber 2016, was timed to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of Sir Shack­le­ton's rather heroic Trans-antarc­tic ex­pe­di­tion of 1914 to 1916, and was made into a short film by Hyundai. This was shown for the first time at an event on 20 April at the Hos­pi­tal Club, Lon­don, in the United King­dom. The 30- day ex­pe­di­tion saw the Santa Fe, which was only mod­i­fied to ride on gi­ant low­pres­sure tyres, take on the al­most 5,800km of icy ter­rain in bit­ter con­di­tions.

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