Hyundai unveiled the new 2013 Santa Fe at the ongoing New York auto show. The company has used an evolution of their ‘Fluidic’ design, the ‘Storm Edge’ – which is derived from the dynamic images created by nature during a storm. The new Santa Fe now looks in sync with its competitors like the new Honda CR-V amongst others. Currently in its third generation, ever since its debut in 2000, the Santa Fe has sold more than 2.56 million units world-wide.
The 2013 Santa Fe has now got a more aggressive fascia with its hexagonal grille finished in dark chrome and large tear-drop head lamps. The same theme is carried forward to the rear by the lowered roofline, swept-back windshield, upswept lower edges to the rear side windows and rakish rear windshield angle. Twin tailpipes and a hexagonal mesh set into the lower sections of the front and rear bumpers, add to the sporty look.
Hyundai has retained the wheelbase of the outgoing model – 2700mm while other parameters like length, width and height have been significantly altered. It is now longer, lower and wider than its predecessor. Front and second-row legroom have been increased – by 38mm and 45mm while boot space has been enhanced by 37mm in depth taking the overall luggage capacity to 534-litres.
Under the hood, 3 engine options are available as of now with the choice of one petrol and two diesel motors. The engines are mated to 6-speed manual as also automatic transmissions. Hyundai has retained the 200PS 2.2-litre R diesel motor and have added a smaller 2.0-litre diesel engine which makes 150PS of power and 382Nm of torque. The 2.4-litre petrol GDI engine makes 197PS. Hyundai is expected to bring in this new Santa Fe to India by 2013.
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