Korean auto maker Hyundai Motors brings you the stylish, specious and comfortable, 2013 Santa-Fe SUV in two variants which rocketed the 2012 New York Auto Show during it’s global debut which also known as Hyundai ix45 . It’s looks like the sixth-generation Sonata but biggest competitor of Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue.
The Santa Fe Sport arrives US dealership late by Summer 2012 Expected Price Between $25,000-$28,500, Fuel Economy 33 mpg. While the extended-wheelbase 7-passenger Santa Fe will be available in early 2013 Price Starts $25,000(Est), Fuel Economy 26 mpg. It will it the U.K market by Sept 2012 priced between £24000 – £30000(Est) and while in India it will go sale priced between Rs 23 lakhs to Rs 26 lakhs.
VARIANTS AND PRICING:-
- Santa-Fe Sport Five Seater, Price $25,000-$28,500(Est)
- Santa-Fe long wheel base(LWB) Seven Seeater, Price $25,000(Est)
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport powered by a 2.4-liter Gasoline Direct Engine (GDI) or a 2.0-liter turbocharged GDI mated with a six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control. The 2.4-liter variant churns out 190-hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and promising you EPA rated fuel economy of 23/33 city/highway comes with 17-inch wheels while the 2.0-liter turbo capable of producing peak power of 264-hp comes with 19-inch wheels. It also offers you the next generation AWD with Hyundai’s Vehicle Stability Management System.
Now come to the long wheel base version(LWB), it’s powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine churns out 290-hp mated with a six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control. It’s comes with either 18- or 19-inch wheels. It also offers you extra 3 inch space for your comfort and luggage.
The new Santa Fe will be the first non-luxury CUV to get Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) and Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) for better handling and feel behind the wheel.
At last I would like to say that 2013 Hyundai Santa-fe is the best SUV coming to rock the world market. What you think? Please be oepn to give your view.