The third generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe comes ready to assert its name, it retains for the European market, inherited from a tradition that dates back to 2000. Of the nearly 2.56 million units sold worldwide, more than 350,000 are in Europe. And this is where the Korean giant wants to capture a share of over 5% of its segment in 2013.
Its design is based on a concept called Storm Edge , which stages in the ways of the Hyundai Santa Fe the dynamism of the natural forces involved in the formation of a storm. Pure power applied to an SUV that has some urban vocation but without forgetting its roots.
In Spain, the new Santa Fe draws upon two engine diesel CRD i “A” : the 2.0, 150 hp , which has been refurbished to cut consumption and meets Euro 6 , and the propeller 2.2 of 197 hp . The only transmission is manual six relationships in the engine small and manual or automatic H-matic, with six gears in 2.2.
‘Storm Edge’ emphatic forms
Fluency pursued with the new Hyundai Santa Fe is not fought with a certain roundness. This third edition is more aggressive than its predecessor, and certainly angled. With its 4690 mm ??in length (2,700 mm wheelbase), 1,800 mm wide and 1,680 mm in height this is longer, lower and wider than the second generation, while maintaining its wheelbase.
At the front, the classic Hyundai hexagonal grille, finished in dark chrome tone, makes her way to the big headlights without actually meet them, you have to mark territory. At the bottom, the color combination serves to distance and terrain height enhance low.
The sides exude strength marked by a severe waist and topped with dark chrome alloy wheels. According to the model, the new Santa Fe is offered with tires sized 235/65 R17 , 235/60 R18 or 235/55 R19 . In the lateral lines are benefited by the inclination in the A and C pillars, and are favored by the lower edges of the rear window, to make a dynamic truncated upward direction.
At the rear, continues the strong personality that is transmitted through the rear lights that wrap around the set and remember the prototype Audi Q6 . Again, the strength and angularity mark field, which is dressed on the dynamic spoiler top, whereas in the lower zone of the exhaust terminal double hexagonal mesh and covering the bumper common feature with the front bumper, confers the necessary sportiness to this model.
Hyundai Santa Fe Powertrains in Spain
Although globally there is provided a display consisting of three diesel engines and one petrol, Spain will have only two diesel VGT . The first one, the engine CRD i “R” 2.0 , has been renovated from riding his predecessor. Delivery 150 hp of maximum power at 4,000 rpm, with 383 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,500 rpm. It accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 11.0 s with front (11.3 s in 4 ? 4), reaching a top speed of 187 km / h.
Its consumption in the combined cycle is 6.1 l/100 km , with emissions of CO 2 of 159 g / km with manual transmission to the front wheels, and 160 g / km in 4 ? 4, meeting Euro 6 . It has automatic transmission.
For its part, the engine CRD i “R” 2.2 , built in aluminum, it spends 197 hp at 3,800 rpm with a maximum torque of 421 Nm that is among the very regimes that the 2.0. It accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 9.4 s (front drive with manual transmission), 9.8 s (front wheel drive with automatic transmission), 9.8 s (4 ? 4 with manual transmission) or 10.1 s (4 ? 4 with automatic transmission). Its maximum speed is 190 km / h.
His figures of consumption in the combined cycle are 5.6 l/100 km in front-wheel drive and manual transmission, 6.4 l/100 km in front wheel drive and automatic transmission, 5.7 l/100 km in 4 ? 4 manual and 6.7 l/100 km in 4 ? 4 with H-matic transmission. CO 2 , 2.2 engine numbers are: 147 g / km (manual front wheel drive), 169 g / km (FWD with automatic transmission), 149 g / km (4 ? 4 with manual transmission) and 175 g / km (4 ? 4 with automatic transmission).
Automatic transmission H-matic riding the SUV has a torque converter up with a specific configuration that allows it to operate six relations in a confined space, achieving a saving of 12 kg mass and fuel savings of up to 12 % compared with a conventional automatic transmission.
In addition, the Hyundai Santa Fe designed for the European market has seen change their steering systems, suspension and brakes for winning high-speed stability and increase towing capacity, admitting one of 2,500 kg in versions with manual transmission. The power steering is electric, powered Flex Steer , which lets you select between three degrees of hardness of the system, and traction is distributed automatically between the two trains until a rate of 50%.
Hyundai Santa Fe facilities
Upon entering the Hyundai Santa Fe, we found that the front seats are electronically reglan driver and has memory function. The second row seat slides and folds on 40/20/40 with a one-touch control, which allows access to the third row of seats, optional, which is retractable in 50/50. Without them, the boot capacity is 534 liters.
The Hyundai Santa Fe with 150 hp 2.0 engine are three trim levels: Stadt Stadt Sky and Sky Stadt Nav . The core has ABS , BAS , EBD , ESP , TCS , fog lights, front Ledes, tinted windows, dual chromed exhaust terminal, 17-inch wheels, chrome grille, roof rails, heated front seats, dual zone climate control, audio system socket USB , iPod and auxiliary power outlet and 220 V for devices up to 200 W. The level Stadt Sky adds the panoramic sunroof, while the Sky Stadt Nav adds browser on a 7 inch screen.
Meanwhile, the Santa Fe 2.2 of 197 hp has levels Nav Techno Sky and S Style Nav . The first 18-inch tires mounted and, in addition to the above, xenon headlights, electric parking brake, power folding exterior mirrors, spoiler rear, leather seats, spinner system ATCC , change alert lane departure, rear view camera, self-leveling suspension, front and heated rear audio system with MP3 CD.
Finally, the level S Style Nav adds the navigation system and comfort features such as retractable rear bumpers, smart key with proximity recognition, TPMS , adaptive headlights and taillights in Ledes. The warranty is 5 years unlimited mileage on all Hyundai Santa Fe.