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Hyundai Santa Fe
New Generation i30 looks set to build
upon the remarkable success achieved by the original model when its hits
UK showrooms today. It will offer consumers a stylish and more refined
alternative with improved comfort and packaging, an increased level of
standard feature, lower emissions and cost of ownership.
Prices start from £14,495 (on the road)
and rise to £20,795 – offering a line-up of four engines (two petrol and
two diesels) with five power outputs ranging from 90 to 128ps and four
trim levels - Classic, Active, Style and Style Nav.
Hyundai is committed to developing its
clean diesel technologies. The new 1.6-litre diesel unit, featuring
Intelligent Stop & Go technologies, delivers an impressive power to
efficiency ratio, providing an output of 128ps and emissions of just 100
g/km. This will make this model one of the most efficient vehicles in
Hyundai has staged the world
premiere of the all-new Santa Fe
at the 2012 New York
International Auto Show.
In its latest form, the popular
SUV is re-styled inside and out,
fitted with enhanced features
and new technology, and powered
by re-tuned engines with
improved efficiency – ensuring
that it will offer European
buyers a visually-appealing,
sophisticated lifestyle vehicle
when it goes on sale in late
Hyundai is keeping the name, Santa Fe,
continuing the heritage of the car manufacturer’s well-established SUV
model as it enters its third generation. Hyundai expects this
new-generation model to continue the company’s strong performance in the
SUV market, and to capture more than 5% share of its market segment in
Europe during its first full year on sale in 2013.
Influenced by Hyundai’s form language,
Fluidic Sculpture, the third-generation 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.
Featuring sophisticated and refined
lines, which are in harmony with its bold and voluminous surfaces, New
Generation Santa Fe presents a more masculine, more aggressive and more
characterful SUV appearance than its predecessor.
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
To ensure the newcomer is best suited
to the tastes of European drivers, extensive development work has been
completed for the European-specification model. This includes
modifications to the steering, suspension and brakes, as well as changes
to the car’s set-up to aid to high-speed stability and towing ability.
As with all newly-launched models in
Europe, the New Generation Santa Fe will come with Hyundai’s
industry-best customer care package, Five Year Triple Care – comprising
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. Now, New Generation
Santa Fe retains the earlier model’s key strengths – practicality,
roominess and dependability – while also offering consumers much more.
“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.”
The company expects the New Generation
Santa Fe to appeal to new consumers from a wider demographic range –
including some owners of premium-brand SUVs.
The New Generation Santa Fe’s
powertrain line-up has been developed to suit the demands of European
customers, with three engines at launch covering 80% of demand in the
region’s D-SUV segment. Delivering a broad spread of power and torque,
the three engines offer drivers performance across multiple terrains,
without compromising class-leading fuel efficiency and emissions.
The powertrain line-up features one
petrol and two diesel engines, with outputs between 150ps and 200ps.
All of these engines combine excellent power with improved efficiency
and class-leading emissions figures.
The range-topping diesel engine remains
Hyundai’s 2,2-litre ‘R’ diesel engine featuring a variable geometry
turbo (VGT). This all-aluminium, powerplant generates 200ps and 431Nm
of torque, and Hyundai’s engineers have reduced the CO2
emissions to 145 g/km – among the lowest in the segment.
With this powerful engine, the new
Santa Fe delivers strong performance, accelerating from 0 to 100 kph in
9,4 seconds (manual transmission, 2WD).
Hyundai will also offer a smaller,
2,0-litre ‘R’ diesel engine with VGT which completes the diesel
line-up. Developing 150ps and delivering 382Nm of torque, this refined
powerplant emits just 155g/km of CO2 emissions when applied
to the Santa Fe.
Thanks to the variable geometry
turbocharger fitted to both diesel engines, New Generation Santa Fe
offers 100% of torque from low revs – just 2.000 rpm – which makes the
car well suited to both off-road terrains and dynamic on-road driving.
A ‘Theta II’ 2,4-litre GDI engine will
offer European customers a petrol alternative. Its maximum power
(193ps) and modest CO2 emissions of 197 g/km again set the
New Generation Santa Fe apart as a segment leader.