Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2012 – The prolongation chronicle of a new three-row, six/seven-passenger Santa Fe creates a universe entrance currently during a 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, fasten a two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport that has been on sale given August. The all-new Santa Fe delivers Hyundai’s recipe of confidant design, high-output powertrains with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) and a horde of facilities to greatfully drivers and passengers with high expectations for functionality, coherence and comfort. Pricing will be announced closer to a on-sale date early subsequent year.


  • Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine with 290 horsepower
  • Santa Fe is a usually midsize CUV with a customary approach injection V6 engine
  • Tow rated adult to 5,000 pounds
  • Active Cornering Control AWD system
  • Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM)
  • All-new crossover pattern grown for families
  • Fluidic Sculpture extraneous design
  • Hyundai designed and engineered six-speed involuntary transmission
  • Seven customary airbags
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Heated behind seats and exhilarated steering wheel
  • Power motorist and front newcomer seats
  • Seven newcomer seating with 40:20:40 separate folding second quarrel dais chair or 6 newcomer seating with second quarrel captain’s chairs
  • Sliding and recumbent second quarrel seating with load area recover and 50:50 prosaic folding third quarrel seats
  • Standard Blue Link® – safety, use and infotainment telematics system
  • Third era navigation and audio multimedia systems with an accessible eight-inch display
  • Power liftgate
  • Santa Fe is 320 pounds lighter than a effusive Veracruz and 239 pounds lighter than a all-new Nissan Pathfinder


Hyundai designers crafted Santa Fe Sport and three-row Santa Fe together, with a signature differentiating component being a side perspective illumination opening (side window shape) – a incomparable Santa Fe facilities a figure that highlights a increasing newcomer and load room behind a third-row seat. Santa Fe also has a possess bodyside impression lines from a B-pillar back, grille design, 18-inch Euroflange amalgamate wheels, chrome-tipped twin empty and a flush-mounted draw join design.

Both Santa Fe trims underline a same issuing interior look, designed for newcomer functionality and comfort. From a accessible exhilarated behind seats and eight-way appetite motorist chair with four-way lumbar support, to a customary 40:20:40 folding behind chair back, both models exaggerate coherence and a pleasing cabin for all. Also new for 2013 – and customary on all Santa Fe versed with cloth seats – is a ‘YES Essentials’ chair fabric diagnosis that provides soil-resistant, anti-odor and anti-static properties for total longevity and livability. Special caring and courtesy went into other interior details, such as an discretionary breathtaking sunroof, that allows some-more healthy light into a cabin and behind side window sunshades. Available on Santa Fe models, is a push-button starter with vicinity key, Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster with tone LCD outing mechanism and a exhilarated steering wheel.

The three-row Santa Fe increases second-row legroom by 1.9 inches and load ability 5.5 cubic feet and facilities customary rear-passenger HVAC controls and vents to boost family comfort, while also charity a customary 50:50 separate folding third-row dais chair with 31.5 inches of legroom. Second quarrel captain’s chairs are also accessible on a three-row Santa Fe.


The Santa Fe is powered by a rarely acclaimed 3.3-liter V6 engine, that is also found in a Hyundai Azera. This V6 engine will fit a shopper’s needs in terms of towing, drivability and fuel economy. The Santa Fe’s Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI also has a high-pressure approach injection complement (over 2,200 psi), that dramatically increases appetite and torque, while shortening fuel expenditure and emissions. This complement eliminates a need for a vast banishment V6 engine and increases a application ratio for incomparable thermal potency and output. Santa Fe’s V6 draw rating of adult to 5,000 pounds is ideal for towing tiny boats or weekend toys. The three-row Santa Fe’s powertrain was tuned in Ann Arbor, Michigan to prove American pushing expectations.


The Lambda V6 engine is corresponding to Hyundai’s six-speed involuntary delivery with SHIFTRONIC® primer control. This delivery offers well-spoken shifts and a far-reaching ratio widespread that suits a engine’s characteristics. An involuntary delivery warmer is enclosed to keep a delivery oil during a optimal temperature, that improves real-world fuel economy.

Additionally, all models have an Active ECO System that modifies engine and delivery control to well-spoken out stifle response to assistance boost real-world fuel economy by 5-7 percent.


Santa Fe business will feel a advantages of a discretionary Active Cornering Control All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system, that cooperatively controls torque and braking in and with a Vehicle Stability Management System. This complement can expect traction mandate and broach additional fortitude by braking around continual monitoring of pushing conditions compared with other AWD systems, that can usually conflict to conditions after they occur. The Dynamax AWD complement granted by Magna Powertrain entrance an intelligent control section that invariably analyzes information from a automobile controller and distributes torque to any singular circle during a time by a multi-clutch plate. The coupling complement is entirely controllable around an electro-hydraulic actuation system. Braking force can also be sent to any singular circle during a time around a software. These processes are famous as torque vectoring and torque braking. All this research is totally pure to a driver.

Drivers of a Santa Fe versed with Active Cornering Control AWD will comprehend a following advantages:

  • Improved parallel fortitude while cornering
  • Removal of unintended over- and under-steer, by shortening neglected traction to a front and behind axle
  • High thermal capacity, that helps forestall overheating during mountain climbs and trailer towing

In addition, incomparable potency is achieved by a intelligent control wiring that yield a torque indispensable for extended traction in a accumulation of pushing situations. As a result, revoke fuel expenditure and reduced emissions are achieved. The electronic components are also optimally sized for minimal appetite usage. This intelligent complement allows for even some-more motorist control.

All 2013 Santa Fe trims underline Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC) to maximize control on high hills. HAC minimizes rolling retrograde on high ascents, while DBC helps a motorist say automobile control and speed on high downhill descents. By selecting a DBC switch, a Hydro-Electronic Control section manages a circle speed sensors, steering angle sensor and acceleration sensor to say control and speed on high declines though carrying to use a brake.


For extended float performance, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe Sport 2.0T and a three-row Santa Fe occupy a compress and light MacPherson strut front cessation and a entirely eccentric multi-link behind suspension. The front cessation has a 26 mm vale stabilizer bar to save weight. The behind cessation uses a 21 mm plain stabilizer bar in a front circle expostulate and 19 mm plain stabilizer bar in a all-wheel expostulate Santa Fe. The incomparable Santa Fe sits on 18- or 19-inch wheels.

Behind a wheel, drivers advantage from Hyundai’s all-new Driver Selectable Steering Mode, with 3 doing modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport. This innovative complement allows drivers to adjust a Santa Fe’s steering characteristics to varying pushing preferences and highway conditions. Comfort mode is ideal for city and parking environments, charity a biggest palliate of steering with a 10 percent diminution in steering bid from Normal mode. Normal mode is ideal for a brew of pushing conditions. Meanwhile, Sport Mode is optimized for higher-speed freeways or circuitous roads and decreases appetite steering support by 10 percent from Normal mode. The Driver Selectable Steering Mode not usually adjusts appetite assistance levels in any mode, though also adjusts on-center rave feel and steering rave curves around a steering range, for a really healthy and on-going feel. Steering dampening characteristics, active lapse and attrition levels have also been optimized in Santa Fe.


The neat pattern of a Santa Fe, total with Hyundai’s imagination in interior engineering, delivers a good participation on a road, while improving functionality and convenience. The atmospheric cabin has some-more newcomer and load volume along with second and third quarrel leg room than Toyota Highlander. Seating application is also improved, due to a customary 40:20:40 folding behind chair back. This chair behind is ideal for seating 5 passengers absolutely or easy 4 passengers, and prolonged equipment like skis, golf clubs, snowboards or surfboards. Fold down dual seats to chair 3 people and reason incomparable packages or overlay all behind seats to maximize load space. The three-row Santa Fe also facilities a appetite liftgate for total convenience.

Santa Fe embody a series of convenient, customary stowage and storage features, including an beyond console sunglass holder, dual front and dual behind chair cupholders, doorway bottle holders, lengthened executive storage console, front storage bin, front seat- behind pockets and inexhaustible under-floor load storage.

Dual-zone meridian controls safeguard a gentle sourroundings for all occupants during prolonged journeys. The dual-zone meridian controls also incorporate an involuntary defogging system, that detects steam levels regulating a sensor and removes it from a windshield. Another reward underline is a CleanAir Ionizer that produces negatively charged ions to freshen a atmosphere when a heater or atmosphere conditioner is running.


The incomparable Santa Fe rides on a 110.2-inch wheelbase, that is 3.9 inches longer than a Santa Fe Sport’s wheelbase. Its altogether length of 193.1 inches is 8.5 inches longer compared to Santa Fe Sport. The 74.2-inch breadth is somewhat wider (0.2 inch) than Santa Fe Sport. The LWB Santa Fe’s altogether tallness is 66.5 inches, that is 0.4 inches aloft than Santa Fe Sport.

Ultimately, a prolonged wheelbase for both models allows for limit comfort. An instance of this is found in a second quarrel chair track, delivering some-more second-row legroom. The three-row Santa Fe’s load volume is 40.9 cubic feet behind a second quarrel seats and 13.5 cubic feet behind a third quarrel seats.


The all-new pattern incorporates a new pattern that not usually improves torsional acerbity by 16 percent, it also incorporates a 30-percent boost in a use of ultra high-strength-tensile steel to urge collision appetite management. High-strength steel reduces weight and also allows a cessation to work optimally. Ultra-high strength tensile piece steel has also been practical to a outdoor doorway panels for a initial time in a company’s history. In addition, anti-corrosion steel was practical to 70 percent of outdoor support and building structure.

New prohibited stamping and roll-forming methods have also been practical to impact members, that yield total strength, reduces a series of physique tools and creates a pattern lighter. The volume of constructional adhesives has also been increasing significantly for softened physique rigidity, pile-up worthiness and durability.


World-class weight potency is an essential partial of all Hyundai models and a new Santa Fe hits a target. The quell weight for a FWD three-row Santa Fe is 3,946 pounds, with AWD models weighing 4,098 pounds. Santa Fe provides superb fuel economy and is 99 pounds lighter than Highlander and 239 pounds lighter than a all-new Pathfinder. It is also 320 pounds lighter than a effusive Veracruz. This priority on weight potency allows a three-row Santa Fe to broach carlike handling, superb acceleration and fuel efficiency.


All models have a customary Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system, that optimally manages Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and a Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS). VSM works to control dual effects. The initial is when a motorist accelerates or brakes on a split-mu aspect (slippery on one side, dry cement on a other) and a automobile wants to lift in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a vigilance to a MDPS to request steering assist. VSM counters a lift and automatically provides 8 Newton meters of counter-steering. VSM reacts a same approach during remarkable line changes or quick cornering. Active Cornering AWD expostulate models confederate torque and stop vectoring.

All Santa Fe models underline 7 airbags, including side shade airbags and a driver’s knee airbag along with rollover sensors for a side shade airbags. When a sensors detect a intensity rollover, a control procedure triggers a head-curtain side airbags and reserve belt pre-tensioners to assistance strengthen passengers opposite critical injury.

Santa Fe also facilities a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel front brakes (12.6 in. front and 11.9 in. rear), an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist providing limit braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to automatically adjust a braking force to front and behind axles, formed on automobile loading conditions. Additionally, Santa Fe offers family-friendly pacifist reserve features, including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) complement for children’s seats on a second quarrel and three-point seatbelts for all seating positions.


All Santa Fe models offer an discretionary multifunction eight-inch touch-screen arrangement with navigation. This third-generation arrangement facilities a easier user interface, extended voice approval commands and softened navigation screens. The complement is some-more discerning to use for ordinarily used tasks. Simple pop-up messages now seem to assistance span a phone. The voice approval program understands travel addresses and cities all in one sentence. The track screens arrangement speed boundary and sum a subsequent 3 maneuvers. One or dual symbol pushes now finish many functions.

HD Radio record is also integrated into all Santa Fe displays. An HD Radio idol on a arrangement appears subsequent to a channel magnitude to forewarn a user this hire is broadcasting in HD.

All models are accessible with 4 audio systems. Standard is an AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio complement with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary submit jacks. The ascent audio complement boasts a 4.3-inch full tone LCD shade with HD Radio and behind perspective camera. The third complement consists of a Gen 3.0 Navigation section with Dimension audio with 10 speakers. Finally, a reward navigation complement includes an Infinity® 550-watt, Logic 7® approximate sound audio complement with 12 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer and outmost amplifier is available. A SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is integrated into any conduct section and facilities channel logos and Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. A Bluetooth hands-free phone complement with voice recognition, residence book download and audio streaming is also standard. Both navigation systems confederate rear-view camera output. Blue Link™ turn-by-turn navigation is customary on all Santa Fe models (complimentary hearing period).


Blue Link® combines safety, use and infotainment facilities to facilitate owners’ lives and revoke dreaming driving. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into a automobile with record like voice content messaging, POI web hunt download, turn-by-turn navigation, and monthly automobile reporting. Hyundai Blue Link telematics is customary on all Santa Fe models with adult to a one-year nominal hearing period. Blue Link can be simply accessed from a buttons on a rearview mirror, a web and around a intelligent phone. Blue Link is offering in 3 packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

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