Hyundai announced that it will provide 800 units of Santa Fe-based police cars to the Peruvian government by November this year. Based on Hyundai Motor’s Santa Fe 2.4 gasoline model, the Santa Fe police car was specially modified to successfully carry out its duties. Aside from the basic features of a police car, such as bullet proof windows, light bars and searchlights, the car is also equipped with various smart features such as an in-vehicle laptop, fingerprint verification system and an advanced communication system, which enables real-time data exchange with the central control center.
The Peruvian auto market ranked sixth in size among Central & South American countries in 2012, with an industry demand of 165,549 units. In particular, the market has been significantly growing during the past three years, with an annual growth rate reaching as high as 30 percent. Last year, Hyundai Motor ranked second in the market by selling 23,918 units.