Unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, the new Santa Fe embodies an evolution of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design – ‘Storm Edge’ which embodies strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm.
The 194 bhp 2.2L diesel engine with 422Nm torque will continue to power this generation of the Santa Fe. Transmission options include both automatic and the six speed manual, while both FWD and AWD configurations will be available. Expect a host of features to come loaded on the new Santa Fe.
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), ABS with EBD, Brake Assist System (BAS) and 7 airbags should just about complete the list of safety features. Other features include Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), and Downhill Brake Control (DBC). There’s also the square shaped Xenon headlamp, DLRs, Keyless Start, climate control and a parking camera. The Santa Fe is reported to have one-touch-folding rear seats like in the new Honda CR-V.
This test vehicle was spotted by Padmaja Srinivasan, a BHPian.