2013 Hyundai Santa Fe


This is the new generation Hyundai Santa Fe unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

The crossover remains large and practical and family-friendly, but get a bit sportier, both to look at and to drive. Influenced by Hyundai’s form language, Fluidic Sculpture, the third-generation Hyundai Santa Fe adopts its own design concept called ‘Storm Edge’, which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm. In terms of design, inside and out, it is much better than the car it replaces.

Three powertrain options will be available to European buyers, including a new, super-efficient, Euro 6 compliant 2,0-litre ‘R’ VGT diesel engine. Producing 150ps, this powerplant emits just 155g/km of CO2. The 2,2-litre diesel unit has been tuned for greater efficiency, making it one of the cleanest offerings in the segment with CO2 emissions of only 145 g/km.

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This being a family SUV, comfort and convenience features matter a lot. Here’s a list of what the new model gets in that term:

New Generation Santa Fe will be fitted with the Smart Parking Assist System to help drivers access even the tightest of spaces.

To improve comfort, the front seats are electronically powered and the driver’s seat has a memory function to adapt to different drivers’ preferred positions. The second row of seats slides and folds with a one-touch control, giving passengers quick and easy access to the optional third-row seats (where fitted).

Front- and second-row legroom have been increased – by 38mm and 45mm respectively – over the last-generation car, while a long, wide, single-frame panoramic sunroof allows high levels of natural light into the cabin. Luggage space in the trunk has been increased by 37mm in depth over the previous generation model, yielding a class-best luggage capacity of 534 litres with the front five seats upright.

When reversing, the tailgate-mounted camera automatically displays a clear, convex view of the area behind the car on the 7-inch screen. The wide-angle view is low enough to enable the driver to avoid low obstacles and small pedestrians.

An optional 220 Volt power socket can provide direct power to appliances including laptops, printers and vacuum cleaners. Located in the trunk, the socket can power equipment rated up to 200 Watts without a specific invertor.

The new Hyundai Santa Fe also has intelligent design features such as puddle lamps fitted within the exterior mirrors to illuminate the ground alongside the vehicle, and privacy glass for comfort and security.

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