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Pope Francis has acquired a new popemobile, replacing armored glass cube of the luxury Mercedes M-Class with fully open Hyundai Santa Fe. Recall that from 1981 until now all popemobile were equipped with armored glass cube protects the head of the Roman Catholic Church of assassination.

Pope Francis, however, was quite unhappy with the “armored tank”, a year ago, he told the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia what he thought of the armored glass cube – “I could not greet people closed like sardines. Although this is glass, for me it is wall.

Asked about the possibility of facilitating a possible assassination Francis commented: “Let’s be realistic, at my age I do not have much to lose. I know what can happen, but everything is in the hands of God.

As a consequence of these thoughts of the pope, his new car is completely open. Papamobilat surprise and with another – Francis decided to swap preferred Vatican Mercedes with Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drive the new popemobile is performed by a standard 2.2-liter 4-cylinder CRDi turbodiesel engine with 200 hp and 422 Nm of torque.

Hyundai Santa Fe is preferred because of their smaller size, which make it more agile and practical for narrow roads. When Pope Francis visited the Philippines earlier this year, he also chose Korean car, relying on a modified Kia.

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