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Introduces Two Wheelbase Strategy to Expand Market Reach

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2012 – The all-new third-generation Santa Fe launches currently in twin flavors, a five-passenger indication identical in distance to today’s Santa Fe, and a longer wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger model. Both are able crossovers built for today’s family, with stretchable seating and cargo, clever opening pleasantness of thespian weight assets (266 lbs. lighter than a 2012 model) and modernized reserve technologies. Santa Fe showcases a brand’s cutting-edge capabilities by a confidant design, considerable fuel economy and a horde of facilities to pleasure drivers and passengers with high expectations for functionality and comfort. The all-new 2013 five-passenger Santa Fe Sport began nearing during Hyundai dealerships in August, with a prolonged wheelbase Santa Fe set to arrive in Jan 2013.


– All-new crossover pattern grown for families that find size, coherence and functionality

– Third-generation crossover with twin wheelbase plan – two-row, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and incomparable three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe

– “Fluidic Sculpture” extraneous pattern – energetic and liquid pattern with confidant surfaces and offset lines

– Key growth aim – estimable weight rebate (-266 lbs.)

– Accomplished with high focus of high tensile steel – high tensile steel ratio of 37.7% (vs. 7.8% for effusive model)

– Improved torsional acerbity by 15.7%

– All four-cylinder engine lineup for a Santa Fe Sport

– Theta II 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine

– 190 horsepower with softened fuel economy and acceleration

– Highest highway fuel economy (33 mpg EPA estimated) of any CUV/SUV versed with an involuntary transmission

– High-output Theta II 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI engine

– 264 horsepower with glorious fuel economy

– EPA estimated highway fuel economy during 31 mpg (FWD A/T)

– Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine with 290 horsepower powers LWB Santa Fe

– LWB Santa Fe is a usually midsize CUV with a customary approach injection V6 engine

– In-house six-speed involuntary transmission

– 12-speaker Infinity Logic 7® approximate sound audio complement (550-watts)

– Hyundai’s initial focus of Active Cornering Control AWD for superb CUV pushing dynamics

– Segment initial Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM)

– Seven customary airbags – includes driver’s knee airbag

– Panoramic sunroof

– Heated steering wheel

– Heated behind seats and primer behind side window sunshades

– Power motorist chair with four-way lumbar control and front newcomer seats

– Sliding and recumbent second quarrel seating with 40:20:40 folding chair back

– Standard Blue Link – safety, use and infotainment telematics system

– 4.3-inch touchscreen audio arrangement with rearview camera

– Third era navigation and audio multimedia systems with an accessible eight-inch touchscreen display

– 12-speaker Infinity Logic 7® approximate sound audio complement (550-watts)

2013 Santa Fe Sport

2013 Santa Fe


The “Fluidic Sculpture” extraneous of a Santa Fe crossover family invokes a sense of enthusiastic suit by a new pattern judgment called Storm Edge, that captures a clever and energetic images total by inlet during a arrangement of a storm. To emanate a apparition of consistent motion, Hyundai designers use a three-bar hexagonal front grille, LED headlight accents, low stance, rising beltline, roof spoiler and wraparound taillights. These cues let people know immediately that Santa Fe is a Hyundai. Design elements also embody customary chrome grille and doorway hoop accents and bodycolor mirrors. In addition, 19-inch wheels and a twin-tip chrome empty are customary on Santa Fe Sport 2.0T.

Hyundai designers crafted both Santa Fe models together, with a signature differentiating component being a side perspective illumination opening (side window shape) – a longer Santa Fe facilities a figure that highlights a augmenting newcomer and load room behind a second quarrel seat. Santa Fe also has a possess bodyside impression lines from a B-pillar back, grille design, 18-inch amalgamate wheels, twin empty tips and a flush-mounted draw join design.

Both Santa Fe models underline a same issuing interior look, designed for newcomer functionality and comfort. From a exhilarated behind seats and accessible eight-way appetite motorist seat, to a customary 40:20:40 folding behind chair back, both exaggerate coherence and a pleasing cabin for all. Also new for 2013 – and customary on all Santa Fe models with cloth seating – 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 reward window switch trim. Available on 2.4-liter models and customary on Turbo models, is a push-button starter with vicinity pivotal and an electrochromatic sign cluster tone LCD screen. A exhilarated steering round and shifting second quarrel seats are discretionary first-class touches on Santa Fe Sport. The exhilarated steering round is also discretionary on a LWB Santa Fe.

The three-row Santa Fe increases second-row legroom by 1.9 inches and load ability 5.6 cubic feet and houses second-row 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.


Santa Fe Sport buyers have a choice of a 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct Engine (GDI) engine or a turbocharged 2.0-liter GDI engine. Both engines have been good tested in a Hyundai Sonata and yield some-more than adequate appetite for city or highway pushing and have a ability to draw adult to 3,500 pounds. With 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, Santa Fe Sport 2.4 still manages superb fuel economy of 22 city and 33 highway (EPA estimated). This powertrain truly combines appetite and fuel potency with polished pushing dynamics. The aloft outlay 2.0-liter turbocharged engine found underneath a hood of Santa Fe Sport 2.0T increases horsepower to 264, while also delivering glorious fuel economy. The LWB Santa Fe is powered by a rarely acclaimed 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine, that is also found in a Hyundai Azera.



The Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a GDI fuel smoothness complement contributes to softened fuel potency and revoke emissions in Santa Fe Sport. This shorter, some-more approach trail of fuel delivery, allows for incomparable control of a fuel reduction during a best moment, so improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high vigour siphon that operates during pressures adult to 2,175 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a higher-than-normal 11.3 focus ratio for augmenting power. When compared to naturally-aspirated engines, this appetite plant delivers best-in-class four-cylinder horsepower, best-in-class torque and best-in-class power-to-weight ratio. The high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine also facilities Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT) and a Variable Induction System (VIS) for softened engine breathing.



The new Santa Fe Sport 2.0T is a initial Hyundai crossover to have both GDI record and a turbocharger. This choice provides some-more horsepower than many of a V6 competitors, nonetheless delivers gas mileage identical to competitors’ four-cylinder models.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine in a 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T produces 264 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque with unchanging fuel. Hyundai’s 2.0-liter Theta II turbocharged engine facilities a twin-scroll turbocharger that when total with a GDI system, formula in immediate appetite delivery. The Ford Edge, like a Santa Fe Sport 2.0T, uses a turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine. However, a Santa Fe Sport 2.0T has upped a ante with 24 some-more horsepower, a softened power-to-weight ratio and aloft fuel economy numbers.


Twin-scroll turbocharger designs have twin empty gas inlets that are divided by separate walls inside a turbine housing with both gas passages tranquil by a waste-gate. A twin-scroll turbo recovers even some-more appetite from a empty than a single-scroll turbocharger, interjection to a divided manifold. The twin-scroll pattern separates a cylinders whose empty gas pulses meddle with any other, ensuing in softened vigour placement in a empty ports and a some-more fit smoothness of empty gas appetite to a turbocharger’s turbine.

For example, during a start of a intake cadence of cylinder one and when both a intake and empty valves are open (valve overlie period), cylinder 3 already starts a empty cadence with an open empty valve. If a empty passages of cylinder one and 3 were connected, a empty gas beat from cylinder 3 would boost a behind vigour of cylinder one – shortening a initiation of uninformed atmosphere and augmenting a volume of prohibited residual gases inside a cylinder. However, with a twin-scroll turbocharger setup, this division is minimized. The outcome of this aloft scavenging outcome from a twin-scroll pattern leads to several advantages over a traditional, single-scroll turbocharging systems, including:

– Better vigour placement in a empty ports

– More fit smoothness of empty gas appetite to a turbocharger’s turbine

– Greater valve overlie for softened quality/quantity of atmosphere assign entering any cylinder

– Ensures any cylinder is packaged with a denser and purer atmosphere charge

– Improved explosion efficiency

– Low engine-speed efficiency

– Kinetic empty gas appetite is not squandered or trapped

– Cooler cylinder temperatures

– Lower empty temperatures

– Leaner air/fuel ratio

Santa Fe Sport 2.0T’s twin-scroll turbo has aloft doing of empty gas subdivision during a turbine, heading to softened low-end torque and faster transitory torque response.

Two pivotal facilities of Hyundai’s twin-scroll turbocharger setup are as follows:

– The immaculate steel empty plural and a twin-scroll turbine housing are expel in a patent-pending one-piece design

– The waste-gate for a turbocharger uses a motor-driven electrical controller instead of being mechanically controlled

Thanks to a integrated stainless-steel turbine housing with empty manifold, not usually is a weight and cost of a casting dramatically reduced, though a continuance of a turbine housing also improves. In addition, feverishness appetite liberation and turbo potency significantly urge formed on a fact that a normal two-piece pattern effectively insulates some of a feverishness appetite during a joint/gasket area.

By bettering a motor-driven electrical waste-gate, a boost vigour is precisely controlled. The behind vigour is reduced when turbo boost is not required by opening a waste-gate, that improves fuel efficiency. During cold starts, a waste-gate stays open, that formula in faster matter light-off for reduced empty emissions.

Direct injection also utilizes a 9.5 focus ratio in this engine, while achieving a best-in-class 132 horsepower-per-liter.



Shoppers looking for a V6 engine will find that a prolonged wheelbase Santa Fe suits their needs in terms of 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 focus ratio for incomparable thermal potency and output. Santa Fe’s V6 is ideal for towing tiny boats or weekend toys.


All a engines are 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 and boost real-world fuel economy.


Santa Fe business will feel a advantages of a discretionary Active Cornering Control All-Wheel-Drive (ACC AWD) complement that cooperatively controls engine 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. All AWD Santa Fes entrance an intelligent control section that invariably analyzes information from a automobile controller, and by a multi-clutch image distributes torque to any singular round during a time. The coupling complement is entirely controllable around an electro-hydraulic actuation system. Braking force can also be sent to any singular round 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 ACC AWD Santa Fe 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.

The 2013 Santa Fe models 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 round 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 employs a compress and light MacPherson strut front cessation and a entirely eccentric in-wheel multi-link behind cessation for softened cabin volume and float quality. Santa Fe Sport rides on 17-inch wheels and P235/65 R17 tires. Santa Fe Sport 2.0T sits on 19-inch wheels with P235/55R19 revoke form tires. The front cessation has a 26.5 mm vale stabilizer bar to save weight. The behind cessation uses a 21 mm plain stabilizer bar in a front round expostulate and 19 mm plain stabilizer bar in all-wheel expostulate models. 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 (DSSM), with 3 doing modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport. This innovative complement allows drivers to adjust 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 increases steering bid by ~10 percent from Normal mode. The DSSM 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 damping characteristics, active lapse and attrition levels have also been optimized in a new Santa Fe. Even some-more considerable is a fact that Hyundai engineers have successfully tuned Santa Fe Sport’s class-leading 35.76 ft. branch round for extended maneuverability. The LWB Santa Fe’s branch round is 36.68 ft.


The neat pattern of Santa Fe, total with Hyundai’s imagination in interior packaging, delivers a good participation on a highway while improving functionality and convenience. The atmospheric cabin has some-more shoulder room than a prior era and a Toyota RAV4 and Ford Edge. The three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe also has some-more second quarrel leg room than Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander and a full-size Chevrolet Traverse. Seating focus is also softened 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 twin seats to chair 3 people and reason incomparable packages or overlay all behind seats to maximize load space. Customers will also learn Santa Fe Sport has some-more load volume than Chevrolet Equinox and Ford Edge.

The LWB Santa Fe models come customary with three-row seating with customary second quarrel dais seats (7-passenger) or discretionary second quarrel captain’s chairs (6-passenger). The LWB Santa Fe also facilities a appetite liftgate for total convenience.



Santa Fe includes a series of convenient, customary stowage and storage features, including an beyond console sunglass holder, twin front and twin behind chair cupholders, doorway bottle holders, cooled glovebox, lengthened executive storage console, front storage bin, front seat- behind pockets and an innovative load underneath tray and building house storage. The Santa Fe Sport also facilities shifting and recumbent second quarrel seats.

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 automatically cleans a atmosphere when a heater or atmosphere conditioner is running.


Santa Fe Sport rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase, with an altogether length of 184.6 inches, tallness of 66.1 inches and breadth of 74.0 inches. 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 is 193.1 inches compared with Santa Fe Sport’s length of 184.6 inches. The 74.2-inch breadth is somewhat wider 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 compress crossover potency with mid-size crossover comfort. An instance of this is found in a prolonged second quarrel chair track, delivering some-more second quarrel legroom. The three-row Santa Fe’s load volume is 41.0 cubic feet with a third quarrel seats folded.


The all-new pattern incorporates a new pattern that increases high tensile steel focus ratio to 37.7 percent (up from 7.8% on prior model) to not usually urge torsional acerbity by 16 percent, though also urge automobile weight and collision appetite management. High-strength steel also allows a cessation to work optimally and revoke weight. In addition, anti-corrosion steel was practical to 70 percent of outdoor support and building structure.

New prohibited stamping and hurl combining 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 augmenting significantly for softened physique rigidity, crashworthiness and durability.


World-class weight potency is an essential partial of all Hyundai models and a new Santa Fe models strike their target. The new two-row, five-passenger 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD sheds a conspicuous 266 pounds compared to a prior era 2012 Santa Fe four-cylinder, while a Santa Fe Sport 2.0T cuts a whopping 333 pounds when compared to a 2012 Santa Fe V6 FWD it replaces. These reductions are a largest weight waste from era to era for any automobile in Hyundai Motor Company’s history, and denote a pivotal enabler of Hyundai’s industry-leading fuel potency status.

Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD is also 318 pounds lighter than a Chevrolet Equinox and 56 pounds reduction than a segment-below (much smaller) Ford Escape. Even compared to reward code vehicles like a 2012 Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI Quattro, that uses poignant amounts of aluminum and magnesium in a pattern for weight savings, a 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T AWD tips a beam 384 pounds lighter. Taking weight out of vehicles pays dividends in fuel economy and performance. This priority on weight potency allows Santa Fe broach carlike handling, superb acceleration and fuel efficiency. Curb weight for a FWD three-row Santa Fe is 3,869 pounds, with AWD models weighing 4,012 pounds.


All FWD 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 twin 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. AWD expostulate models confederate torque and stop vectoring.

Santa Fe facilities 7 airbags, including driver’s knee airbag and side screen airbags with rollover sensors. 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 considerable pacifist reserve facilities including a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) complement for children’s seats and three-point seatbelts for all 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 cocktail adult 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 twin 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 and wireless audio streaming. The ascent audio complement boasts a 4.3-inch full tone LCD touchscreen with HD Radio record and behind perspective camera. The third complement consists of a Gen 3.0 Navigation section and rearview camera interconnected with possibly a Dimension 10-speaker reward audio complement or a Infinity 550-watt, Logic 7 audio complement with 12 speakers, including an eight-inch subwoofer. A SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is integrated into any conduct section and facilities channel logos and SiriusXM Data services. A Bluetooth hands-free phone complement with voice recognition, residence book download and audio streaming is also standard. Blue Link™ turn-by-turn navigation is customary on all Santa Fe models.


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.

Blue Link Assurance package:

– Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance

– SOS Emergency Assistance

– Enhanced Roadside Assistance

Blue Link Essentials package:


– Remote Door Lock/Unlock

– Remote Horn and Lights

– Panic Notification

– Remote Engine Start

– Alarm Notification

– Quick Tips

– Location Sharing

– Voice Text Messaging

Vehicle Diagnostics:

– Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code

– Maintenance Alert

– Recall Advisor

– Web Vehicle Diagnostics

– Service Link


– Stolen Vehicle Recovery

– Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

– Vehicle Immobilization

– Valet Alert

– Geofence

– Speed Alert

– Curfew Alert

Blue Link Guidance package:

– Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service

– POI Search by modernized voice approval system

– POI Web Search and Download

– Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition

– Traffic

– Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices

– Eco-Coach

– Restaurant Ratings

– Weather

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