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Hyundai Enhances the Santa Fe Range Photo:
Steane Klose | Jul, 08 2008 | 1 Comment

Hyundai has announced the details of its newly enhanced Santa Fe range. The Santa Fe currently enjoys the title of Australia?s most economical medium SUV and Hyundai have added to the appeal with a revised model line-up along with additional safety equipment.

The enhanced Santa Fe models can be distinguished by a new chrome finished radiator grille and even the entry level ?SX? now features as standard Hyundai?s ESP Stability Program incorporating Traction Control System (TCS), front and rear curtain airbags and side front (thorax) airbags. SX variants continue with a 5 seat configuration, 17? alloy wheels, Anti-skid Braking System with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, blue-hue instrumentation, dual front airbags, 6 speaker audio and a standard roof rack system with ?one touch? sliding bars.

In addition to the features found on the ?SX? the ?SLX? gains a fully automatic dual zone climate control system with external temperature display, a 3rd row of seats that fold independently into the boot floor (total 7 seat configuration), cool box, conversation ?parent? mirror, front fog lamps, mesh sports seat fabric, trip computer and heated door mirrors.


The top of the range ?Elite? adds power front seats, 18? alloy wheels, auto headlights ?on? system, chrome inserts in the door and boot handles, electro chromatic interior mirror with integrated digital compass, electric glass sunroof, 6 stack in-dash audio with separately mounted amplifier and 7 speakers, leather seat facings, rear spoiler and stainless steel scuff plates.

Two new exterior colours are available for the enhanced Santa Fe - Blue Titanium and Gun Metal (both metallic), whilst the interior colour theme across the range is now an ?Espresso Black? finish.

The Santa Fe comes with Australia's First 5 year Warranty with Unlimited Kilometres, and a comprehensive 12 months Hyundai Premium Roadside Assist package, giving customers additional peace of mind.


Enhanced Santa Fe ? model range:

  • 2.7 V6 petrol AWD powertrain (available in ?SX? trim):
  • 138 kW of peak power @ 6,000 rpm
  • 248 Nm peak torque @ 4,000 rpm
  • 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic
  • Fuel consumption* 10.4 litres / 100 km (man), 10.6 litres / 100 km (auto)

2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel AWD powertrain (available in ?SX?, ?SLX? and ?Elite? trims):

  • 114 kW of peak power @ 4,000 rpm
  • 343 Nm peak torque @ 1,800 to 2,500 rpm
  • 5 speed manual or 5 speed automatic with Selectronic manual shift
  • Fuel consumption* 7.3 litres / 100 km (man), 8.2 litres / 100 km (auto)

*Source: ADR 81/01 static laboratory combined average city & highway cycle test. Fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.

3.3 V6 petrol 2WD powertrain:

The 2007 Santa Fe 3.3 V6 2WD will continue at run-out pricing until new models arrive in the 4th quarter of 2008.

The 2.2 Common Rail Direct injection (CRDi) turbo Diesel engine makes Santa Fe the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the Medium SUV segment^.

^Source: JATO Dynamic

Enhanced Santa Fe ? retail prices:

2.7 V6 AWD SX 5 seat 5 speed manual - $33,990 RRP

2.7 V6 AWD SX 5 seat 4 speed auto - $35,990 RRP

2.2 CRDi AWD SX 5 seat 5 speed manual - $36,990 RRP

2.2 CRDi AWD SX 5 seat 5 speed auto - $38,990 RRP

2.2 CRDi AWD SLX 7 seat 5 speed auto - $41,990 RRP

2.2 CRDi AWD Elite 7 seat 5 speed auto - $46,990 RRP

Optional Metallic / Mica paint - $375 RRP

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