HYUNDAI Santa Fe reaches the Antarctic
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.