Published on 23 Apr 2012 by Elxwave
Hyundai has released a video that features the new Santa Fe, now in its third generation, presented in world premiere at the last New York Auto Show. At launch the car will come with three different engine options, two diesels and one petrol, although this last variant won’t be hitting the UK market just yet. The diesel range includes the familiar 2.2-litre CRDi, revamped, and a new manual 2.0-litre, mated with R-e VGT turbine.
This engine delivers an output of 150hp, maximum torque of 382Nm with CO2 emissions of 145g/Km. The car will be available with a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic gearbox. The new Santa Fe features self-leveling rear suspension and adjustable four-wheel drive, which automatically distributes torque and power to the two axes and on the four wheels, when needed.
The Korean House also wanted to emphasize that it has changed the power steering response and calibration trim, suspension and braking system to suit the needs of European drivers. Finally, the new Santa Fe has increased in size, measuring 4.69m in length, 1.88m in width and 1.68m in height with a wheelbase of 2.7m.