Our unprecedented coverage of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe finally attains salvation. Hyundai has officially unveiled the 2013 Santa Fe. Yes, it FANTASTIC to look at and loaded with equipment. Here is a gist of what the 2013 Santa Fe is all about:
- 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe adopts the new Fluidic design. Hyundai claims that the design of the Santa Fe is an evolution of the fluidic philosophy called as Storm Edge.
- Hexagonal front grille, LED accents, low stance, rising beltline, black trimmed optional roof rails and wraparound taillights are highlights of the design.
- Highlights of the interior include seven standard airbags, Panoramic sunroof, Heated rear seats and heated steering wheel, Powered driver and front passenger seats, Sliding second row seating with 40:20:40 folding seat back and cargo area release, Standard Blue Link – safety, service and infotainment telematics system, third generation navigation and audio multimedia systems with an available eight-inch display.
- Two variants: The regular five-seater model that will be called Santa Fe Sport and a 7-seater version with an extended wheelbase known simply as the Santa Fe with 20-inch and 19 inch wheels respectively.
- Wheelbase – 106.3-inch (2,700mm)
- Length- 184.6 inches (4,690mm)
- Height - 66.1 inches (1,680mm)
- Width - 74.0 inches (1,880mm)
- Engine options
- 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder with 190hp
- 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder rated at 264hp
- The LWB model gets a 3.3-liter V6 GDI gasoline unit rated at 290 horsepower.
- Engines mated to six-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive
- All models come AWD with Hyundai’s Vehicle Stability Management System, which is designed to improve stability while cornering, and prevent overheating while towing.
- Official launch will happen in the next few months with the sever seater model arriving in January 2013.
We can expect Hyundai India to assemble this model in Chennai once the RHD version with seven seats is available. Hyundai India can introduce this model in 2013 or at the Auto Expo in 2014.