Hyundai’s new Santa Fe was caught testing in an unknown location and spy photos of the same have surfaced the internet.
The Santa Fe looks bulky and little more aggressive than the studio images that were revealed by Hyundai earlier. Read more: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and seven seater unveiled
The Santa Fe was showcased at the 2012 New York Auto Show. The Santa Fe adopts the ‘Storm Edge’ design concept which is based on the company’s fluidic design sculpture. The peripheral cladding, large wheel arches and bold front grille gives it strong road presence. The new Santa Fe is 244 mm longer and has a 99 mm larger wheel base than the outgoing Santa Fe. Hence, expect a significant improvement in the interior space with more legroom for third row passengers.
The new Santa Fe is expected to be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 221 Bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque making it more powerful than the current model which is powered y a 2.2-litre CRDi motor that puts out 195 Bhp of power and 420 Nm of torque.
The Price of the new Santa Fe may be marginally higher than the price of the current model which ranges between Rs. 22.34 lakh – Rs. 25.37 lakh. The new Santa Fe is expected to hit the Indian market by the end of 2012 or early 2013. The new Santa Fe will face stiff competition from the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour etc.
(Photos Courtesy: Decoches.blogspot.in)