All-new Santa Fe
Hyundai, South Korea’s largest car manufacturer, has just unveiled their all-new Santa Fe at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, held at the New York Jacob Javits Convention Center.
The popular D-segment SUV is completely re-styled inside and out, is fitted with enhanced features and new technology, is powered by re-tuned engines with improved fuel and CO2 efficiency and will go on sale in the late summer.
Hyundai is keeping the name, Santa Fe, for this well-established SUV model as it enters its third generation, with worldwide cumulative sales of almost 2,56 million units, and more than 350.000 in Europe, since its debut in 2000.
All-new Santa Fe
The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe has been influenced by Hyundai’s form language, Fluidic Sculpture but adopts its own design concept called ‘Storm Edge’, which intends to capture the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm.
The New Generation Santa Fe has a more masculine, more aggressive and more characterful SUV appearance than its predecessor and three powertrain options will be available to European buyers, including a new, super-efficient, Euro 6- compliant 2,0-litre ‘R’ VGT diesel engine. This unit produces 150ps yet emits just 155g/km of CO2.
The 2.2-litre diesel unit has also been tuned for greater efficiency, making it one of the cleanest offerings in the segment with CO2 emissions of only 145 g/km.
As with all newly-launched Hyundai models in Europe, the New Generation Santa Fe will come with Hyundai’s Five Year Triple Care that comprises a five-year unlimited warranty, five years of roadside assistance, and five years of vehicle health checks.
Senior Vice President and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, Allan Rushforth, commented, “The original Santa Fe has maintained strong sales year-on-year across Europe, thanks to its combination of quality, practicality and value. With its fresh exterior styling, more efficient engines, greater comfort and improved quality, New Generation Santa Fe is a truly attractive proposition that will build on the successes of the previous model by broadening its emotional appeal.”