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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe – first photos and official information with the European version

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was presented in a new photo gallery, representing the South Korean SUV model designed for Europe. The new generation model will be presented at 2012 Paris Motor Show and comes with a new design and a redesigned platform.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe – the new generation Korean SUV model will be presented to the Europeans at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. Santa Fe has accumulated global sales of about 2.56 million units during its production life, of which 350,000 were sold on the European market.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe photo gallery

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe – Engine & Design

Along with the new design and the updated platform, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a Euro 6 2.0-liter diesel engine called R VGT, which develops 150 hp (112 kW/ 152 PS) and 382 Nm (282 lb/ft), while CO2 emissions are 155 grams per kilometer (40.21 mpg US, 48.29 mpg imperial).

The 2.2 liter diesel unit has been optimized for efficiency, promising CO2 emissions of 145 grams per kilometer (42.98 mpg US, 51.62 mpg imperial). This engine develops 200 hp (150 kW/203 PS) and 431 Nm (318 lb/ft).

On the European market, the model will be also offered with a direct injection gasoline engine, a 2.4-liter Theta II unit offering 193 hp (144 kW/196 PS) and boasts with the lowest CO2 emissions in its segment for this type of engine.

As standard, all versions are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, the 2.4 GDI and 2.2 R VGT engines also being available with an automatic transmission. The automatic transmission has two driving modes – Auto and Sport, the latter allowing gear changes sequentially. Although it is still a conventional automatic transmission, equipped with a unit torque converter, it weighs 12 kg (26.5 lbs) less than its predecessor and is 12% more economical than the conventional automatic one.

The new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe prides itself on a new suspension with a rear multi-link configuration, while the front axle has a McPherson configuration. The front framework received a set of new sockets specially designed to reduce noise and vibration, the feeling provided by the steering mechanism increased significantly.

The South Korean SUV has a self-leveling suspension in standard, the all-wheel drive system keeps the front-wheel drive configuration until the road conditions require rear wheel drive. In special circumstances, the driver can activate the Lock control, ensuring a 50/50 engine torque between the axles at speeds up to 40 km/h (25 mph). As standard, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has ABS, ESP, VSM, hill-holder, assistance and support at slope climbing or descent.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe via | Hyundai

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