Geneva Live – Hyundai Grand Santa Fe has oodles of practicality

Posted on: Mar 5, 2013 - 6:12pm IST

Hyundai has rolled out the European version of Grand Santa Fe. This SUV is already present in the US in LHD configuration. Even in Europe, the Grand Santa Fe will retain its LHD configuration as Hyundai has no plans for an RHD model.

2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe front2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe side

Long wheelbase Santa FE (3.9-inches longer to be precise) can be chosen in two second row-seating configurations – a traditional bench with 40/20/40 split-folding seatback or an individual second row captain’s chairs.

2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe side profile2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

It is longer (by 22.5 mm), taller (by 1 mm) and wider (by 0.5 mm) than its five seater sibling. The wheel base has also been extended by 10 mm.

2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe rear seats2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe interiors

The Grand Santa Fe features –

  • A revised grille
  • An updated front bumper
  • Restyled fog lamps
  • Restyled rear quarter
  • Bespoke 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels

On the inside, it features

  • A full-length panoramic sunroof
  • Three-mode adjustable steering a.k.a Flex Steer system
  • 4.3-inch touch screen

2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe logo2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe d pillar

The Grand Santa Fe in Europe will have to make do with a 2.2-litre CRDi turbo diesel capable of developing 197 hp at 3,800 rpm and a peak torque of 421 Nm at 1,800 rpm. Gearshifts are taken care of by a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4 L and 3.3 L engines will not make it to the old continent.

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3 thoughts on “Geneva Live – Hyundai Grand Santa Fe has oodles of practicality

  1. Sr, I am looking to buy the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport can you tell me whan they are going to show this car?? Have they made changes in the 2014 like a hybrid and anything else!1 Also new color’s i would like to see back for 2014!! Burgunby also merlot as well for the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport!! It would be very nice if you could let me know?? Thank you so very much! Sincerely James S LechleitnerJr.

  2. Mohammed says:

    Looks sharp and elegant. The Sante Fe success story will defnitely spread far and wide. Quite a bit of followers too, lots of companies copying the Sante Fe design elemens shamelessly !


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