Updated on 5th February 2014
Hyundai has launched the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe at the 2014 Auto Expo today at Delhi. It will compete against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and has been heavily revised. It gets Hyundai’s new ‘Storme Ege’ design philosophy which is a more macho take on Hyundai’s signature ‘Fluidic’ design.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD manual- Rs 26.30 Lakh
Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD automatic- Rs 27.15 Lakh
Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD- Rs 29.25 Lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
[box type=”info” width=”720″ ]Check out our First Drive Review And Test Drive of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe here[/box]
In terms of appearance, the front of the new Santa Fe looks more stylish with a smarter looking grille, triangle-ish fog lamps and headlamps. The headlamps wrap-around to the sides like most of the fluidic design cars by Hyundai, the front bumper is body colored with black cladding and silver skid-pad added for additional visual appeal.
When looked from the side, you can see slanting horizontal lines which start from the top of front wheel arch and goes all the way till the tail lamps. The Santa Fe looks very dynamic even when standing still when looked at from the side. The A, B and C Pillars are blackened out for a spotty appeal, the roof is almost parallel to ground with a slight slope towards the rear. The cab-forward design with a highly raked front windshield and the side-glass house which swerves up sharply just before the B-pillar gives the SUV a very dynamic look.
The black body cladding extends all around the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, including the bottom edge of the car’s body running along the wheel arches, below the side and rear door and under the rear bumper as well. There are integrated rear fog lamps / reflectors on the rear bumper. Talking more of the rear, the rear windshield is also quite raked and rounded for an aerodynamic fluidic design, the spoiler is quite pronounced from the side profile and the tail lamps wrap around the sides in a very visible manner. The door handles are also quite attractively designed. The alloy wheels are 5-spoke petal like design which adds to the sportiness of the car. Overall it’s a tall stance with elegant looks and aggressive form factor.
Check out more photos below:
Compared to the older SUV, the interiors of the new Santa Fe is leagues ahead, both in terms design and in terms of quality of materials too. The steering wheel is still a four-spoke unit but the design has been changed radically, you get a almost V-shaped design with neatly placed controls. The three-pod instrument cluster in the old SUV has given way to a two-pod one with a multi-information display screen in between them. The centre console features two screens, one for the multi-media system and the other for the climate control system. Both the screens are surrounded by easy to read buttons and dials.
The centre-console is very edgy and reflects Hyundai’s new design philosophy for their SUVs. The wood trim, new colour this time around, is used sparsely as compared to the older model, which we think is a good thing. The door pads with the silver inserts and soft-plastics feel nice and passengers can use the armrests on them very easily. The door-frame mounted A/C vents are a nice touch and functional too.
Check out more photos below:
The Santa Fe will be available with 3-different variants, the 2WD AT, 2WD MT and 4WD AT.
The following features are standard across the range:
- High Intensity Discharge headlamps
- LED day-time running lamps
- LED tail-lamps
- Roof rails
- Front chrome grille
- Fog lamps front and rear
- Chrome outside door handles
- Rear defogger
- Leather seats, steering wheel wrap, gear knob wrap
- Automatic headlamp leveling
- Illuminated and cooled glove-box
- 12-way adjustable driver seat
- Touch screen multimedia-screen
- Dual-zone auto-A/C with 2nd & 3rd row vents
- Cruise control
- 40:20:40 split folding 2nd seats
- 50:50 split 3rd row seats
- Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
- Auto folding ORVM, electric foldable, heated
- Rain sensing wipers
- Rear wiper and washer
- Dual front airbags
- ABS and EBD
- Rear view camera
- Rear parking sensor
The 2WD AT gets the following over the 2WD MT:
- ECO Mode
- 6-speed AT
The 4WD AT gets the following over the 2WD AT:
- Smart key with push button start
- Front side and curtain airbags
- Brake assist, ESC , Traction control with vehicle stability control
- Hill start and descent control
Updated on 19th March 2012
Hyundai has revealed official renderings of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 new model called the “Storm Edge” which is based on the Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture design language. The new Santa Fe Storm Edge gets the signature hexagonal grille, wide bumpers and a fluidic and aerodynamic style with strong presence with a right balance between elegance and aggression. The official Debut of the third Generation Santa Fe Storm Edge is likely to take place in April 2012 at New York, USA where it will be launched. The new Santa Fe may also be re-branded to the Hyundai ix45 crossover which will be more of a branding decision we will come to know near the official launch.
As per a recent report by the Korean Car Blog here, the 2013 Santa Fe Fluidic will features improved performance with a 2.2 Litre diesel engine which features more power and more torque. At present, Santa Fe is powered by a 2.2 Litre Diesel engine only, but it produces under 200 BHP of power and 420 Nm of torque, however, the improved engine on the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Fluidic will be a 2.2 Litre Diesel engine only but will features about 222 BHP of power which is about 10% more and about 500 Nm of torque which is about 20% more than the existing engine.
2013 Santa Fe “Storm Edge” Fluidic Brochure and Pictures
Brochure of Santa Fe 2013 Leaked on Koran Car Blog here.