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European entrance for Hyundai’s reward seven-seat SUV, New Grand Santa Fe

Model offers incomparable passenger and load ability than customary model

Design form shabby by ‘Storm Edge’, expansion of ‘fluidic sculpture’

OFFENBACH, Mar 5, 2013 – At a 2013 Salon International de l’Auto, Geneva, Switzerland, Hyundai will give a European premiere to New Grand Santa Fe – a prolonged wheelbase reward E-segment SUV.

Hyundai has brought New Grand Santa Fe to Europe to accommodate a direct for a prolonged wheelbase chronicle of a renouned model, that will minister to a association capturing a incomparable share of a E-segment SUV marketplace in Europe.

Tuned for Europe

New Grand Santa Fe was initial seen during a 2012 New York International Show and a European various advantages from several poignant adaptations to a US specification, such as adaptive front lighting, line depart warning and intelligent parking support systems.

Furthermore, a float and doing characteristics have been tweaked privately for European buyers who direct a some-more damped, manageable pushing experience.

‘Storm Edge’ styling continues

New Grand Santa Fe facilities Hyundai’s well-received ‘Storm Edge’ form denunciation – initial introduced on New Generation Santa Fe. The new styling is formed on Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’.

‘Storm Edge’ captures a clever and energetic images total by inlet during a arrangement of a storm.

New Grand Santa Fe was grown alongside a customary reflection from a beginning stages, enabling designers to conform a awake form that bears a clever family resemblance.

Despite this, there are transparent differences between a two. At a front of New Grand Santa Fe, a re-shaped front grille sits above restyled haze lamps and a some-more conspicuous bumper. In profile, a back doors are noticeably longer to accommodate a third quarrel of seats. A new, longer roof quarrel accentuates a car’s load-carrying capabilities. As a result, a back entertain potion now follows a contours of a C-pillars some-more closely.

The altogether height, breadth and length of New Grand Santa Fe have been extended (+10, +5 and +225 mm respectively) due to a lengthened wheelbase (+100 mm), while still maintaining New Generation Santa Fe’s energetic nonetheless worldly style.

Further separate is supposing by distinguished new 18- and 19-inch amalgamate wheels, while re-styled LED flare clusters support a swaged beltline. At a rear, apart empty pipes, rather than a twin section on a unchanging model, finish a cultured upgrades.

Increased capacities

Thanks to a increasing wheelbase, a new Hyundai New Grand Santa Fe offers some-more second and third quarrel roominess compared to a customary model, permitting adult to 7 occupants to transport in incomparable comfort.

Head and legroom is softened for both second- and third-row passengers. Second-row occupants accept 10 mm some-more headroom and 50 mm increasing legroom, while a third quarrel offers conduct and legroom increases of 33 and 35 mm respectively.

Cargo capacity, when a third-row seats are folded flat, has increasing to a best-in-class 634 litres. A 3-litre under-floor luggage box, located between a circle arches, offers additional storage to a atmospheric 631-litre load case ability – in sum a 49-litre boost over New Generation Santa Fe.

Considered powerplant

New Grand Santa Fe will be accessible to European buyers with a single, carefully-selected powertrain. A absolute Euro5-compliant, 2,2-litre ‘R’ VGT diesel engine, producing 197 ps, is corresponding to a six-speed involuntary transmission. European buyers will also advantage from Hyundai’s Active ECO system, enabling drivers to maximize a vehicle’s eco opening – New Grand Santa Fe will evacuate 192 g/km of CO2 (combined).

Cabin excellence and flexibility

Hyundai’s three-mode steering system, FLEX STEER, is customary on New Grand Santa Fe. The comparison mode – normal, competition and comfort – is displayed on a lengthened 4,3‑inch TFT LCD Supervision Cluster.

New Grand Santa Fe also advantages from a single, vehicle-length breathtaking sunroof with no centre beam, permitting healthy light to inundate a cabin. If, however, back passengers would like to revoke healthy light levels, inner fate can be erected manually from within a door.

Available in six- or seven-seat combinations, New Grand Santa Fe offers ultimate coherence either carrying occupants or luggage. The New Grand Santa Fe’s seven-seat pattern is separate 2:3:2, while a six-seat various is separate 2:2:2. The second quarrel of seats can exclusively slip and recline, while third-row seats overlay flat.

A powered tailgate yields a far-reaching opening to a load space, permitting limit preference when make-up equipment into a trunk.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and COO during Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, “New Grand Santa Fe retains all of New Generation Santa Fe’s pivotal strengths – eye-catching design, good comfort, potency and peculiarity – while charity softened roominess. We resolutely trust that New Grand Santa Fe is a constrained squeeze tender and will continue to attract new business to Hyundai from a viewed ‘premium’ brands.”

The New Grand Santa Fe will be made from Apr 2013 during Hyundai’s series 4 plant inUlsan,Korea.

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