#AutoExpo2014 updates: Hyundai launches the 3rd generation Santa Fe

New Delhi, 05 February 2014: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer today announced the launch of 3rd Generation Powerful and Dynamic Santa Fe at the 12th Auto Expo.
Mr. BS Seo – MD & CEO, HMIL, Mr. CH Han- Sr. ED, HMIL, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava- Sr.VP, HMIL at the 12th Auto Expo 2014

The new Santa Fe embodies the ‘Storm Edge design philosophy’ derived from Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy 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, the Santa Fe presents a more masculine appearance. It features a distinctive new look with the stunning three-bar hexagonal front grille complemented with striking headlamps & LED daytime running lights. The sporty chrome radiator grille and dual tone skid plates give an enhanced sporty image and a premium appearance to the vehicle.

The Santa Fe comes with segment unique 18 inch 2-tone Diamond Cut Alloy wheels. Sleek styling makes it aerodynamic and roof rails help define its clean side profile, while adding to SUV functionality. Its unique features include LED Rear Combination lamps and Large bumper reflectors. The LED Rear Spoiler, Twin muffler & Rear Skid Plate give it a dynamic and premium appeal.

The premium interiors have been accentuated to provide a sense of space and high quality finesse. It offers spacious cabin with optimum headroom, generous front and rear legroom along with a large luggage space of 585 ltrs. The 2-Tone beige and brown interior gives premium and luxury touch to the interiors. The multi-function steering wheel, leather wrapped gear knob, multi-function door arm rest with ergonomically positioned center fascia controls make driving a pleasurable experience.
The new Santa Fe offers 3 row seven-passenger seating and comes with 6 Airbags & advanced dual seatbelt mechanism for uncompromising safety. It offers three layers of safety with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) ensuring optimum safety during panic braking at different terrains. The Hillstart Assist and DownHill brake control assists the driver in maintaining the vehicular control by preventing incline roll –back and steep forward movements. Santa Fe also offers easy mounting and securing features with lock for added safety for baby on board.
Other hi-tech features include Cruise control, Smart key with push button Start and Stop for keyless entry/exit and ignition on/off, rear parking sensors with camera, auto folding outside mirrors which automatically opens and folds when the car is unlocked and locked. The solar glass protects against ultraviolet & infrared rays while preserving cool cabin temperature. The tilt steering offers a comfortable driving position. Additionally, it also offers puddle lamps, rain sensing wipers and safety power windows. The segment first feature, Flex Steer allows the driver to switch among 3 steering modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport depending on road conditions and driver preferences.
The new Santa Fe features advanced Infotainment audio system with unmatched audio experience with 6 Speakers with Virtual Orchestra effect. It offers many infotainment features – 4.3” TFT LCD Touch with Rear Parking Camera display, Bluetooth, USB, MP3, CD compatibility and Aux-in connectivity along with Steering Mounted Audio Controls for unlimited music and phone access. Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditioning, Dedicated Rear Manual AC for rear passengers enhance the cooling effectiveness during peak Indian summer conditions. It also features cluster ionizer for clean cabin air and auto defog controller for extreme winter conditions.

The new Santa Fe is powered by 3rd Generation 2.2L CRDi engine equipped with e-VGT turbocharger. The advanced ‘R’ series engine delivers 197PS@3,800rpm of maximum power and an impressive torque of 42.9kgm@1800-2500 rpm  (MT) and 44.5kgm@1800-2500 rpm (AT) with high mileage of 14.74 kmpl (MT-ARAI certified) and 13.01kmpl (AT-ARAI certified).

Available in 6 speed – manual and automatic transmission offers higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement with intelligent 4 Wheel Drive System. The new Santa Fe will be available in a range of 5 new colours; and is price at Rs. 2,630,000 for the 2WD M/T, Rs. 2,715,000 for the 2WD A/T and Rs. 2,925,000 for the 4WD A/T (ex-showroom price Delhi).

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