2011 Hyundai Santa Fe: All you need to know

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Everything you need to know about the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe launched in India:

Features of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe:

Safety Features:

  • Dual front airbags with passenger detection system
  • Front side airbags
  • Curtain airbags
  • Active headrest*
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)*
  • Rollover sensor
  • ABS with EBD
  • Silica tires
  • Parking sensor
  • Impact sensing door unlock
  • Height adjustable front seat belts
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry with security alarm
  • Central door locking
  • Door courtesy lamp
  • Child seat anchor
  • Driver seatbelt reminder

Creature Comforts:

  • Cruise control (Only available in 4×4 variant)
  • 8-way adjustable power driver seat & lumber support
  • 4 way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Tilt and telescopic steering
  • Dual-zone fully automatic temperature control
  • 2 & 3 row A/C vents with independent 3rd row controls
  • Outside mirrors – electric retractable, electric adjustable, heated, integrated turn indicators
  • 6 CD changer MP3 player with USB, AUX in and iPod connectivity
  • 6 speaker system with amplifier, woofer and tweeters
  • Steering with audio remote
  • Cool box in central console armrest
  • Cluster ionizer
  • MT shift indicator
  • Driver window with pinch guard, auto down and up
  • Front center armrest with storage
  • 60:40 split folding 2nd row seat
  • Rear center armrest with cup holders
  • 3rd-row seat 50/50 split folding with a flatbed platform
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors and extensions
  • Dual sunglass holder
  • Intermittent wiper and washer
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer with distance to empty
  • Front up-down & tiltable headrest
  • All headrests with up-down adjustable function
  • Luggage net & hooks

Design Features:

  • 18” Alloy Wheels
  • Projection headlamps
  • Front and rear lower bumper inserts
  • Roof rails
  • Fog lamps front & rear
  • Rear spoiler with high mounted stop lamp
  • Body colour front grille with chrome embellishments
  • Chrome-tipped Twin exhaust
  • Roof-mounted micro antenna
  • A body-coloured outside mirror housing
  • Body-coloured outside door handles with chrome inserts
  • Rear defogger
  • 2-Tone beige interiors
  • Blue LED illumination
  • Leather seats and trim
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather & metal finish gear knob
  • Metal finish inside door handles
  • Wood finish interior inserts
  • Metal finish inserts on doors and dashboard


  • Santa Fe 4×2
  • Santa Fe 4×4


Overall Length4,660
Overall Width1,890
Overall Height1,760
Ground Clearance200
Front Track1,615
Rear Track1,620
Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)70
TypeR 2.2 CRDi (DOHC)
Displacement cc2,199
Maximum Power ps/rpm197 / 3,800
Maximum Torque kgm/rpm42.9 / 1,800 – 2,500
Type6-speed Transaxle
Drive2WD / 4WD
FrontMacPherson Strut
RearMulti-Link Type
FrontVentilated Disc
RearSolid Disc
Size235/60 R18 Tubeless


Phantom Black, Steel Blue, Vanilla White and Sleek Silver


Ex-showroom Delhi4×24×4
2011 Hyundai Santa FeRs. 20.95-lakhRs. 22.95-lakh

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Information, details, prices, colour options, features list etc. of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe launched in India in October 2010

Information, details, prices, colour options, features list etc. of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe launched in India in October 2010Official Press Release:

Hyundai launches luxury SUV Santa Fe

-Globally acclaimed for Performance, Luxury and Class-leading features-

New Delhi, October 14, 2010: Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s largest exporter and the second largest car manufacturer, today added one more product to its portfolio with the unveiling of its highly successful luxurious SUV – Santa Fe in India. With the introduction of the internationally acclaimed Santa Fe, which offers an unmatched combination of power and luxury supported by cutting-edge technology, Hyundai aims to grab a bigger share of the highly competitive SUV segment in the country.

In India, Santa Fe will be available with 2.2L CRDi engine – the most powerful and efficient engine in its class – that delivers a maximum power of 197PS/4000 rpm and an impressive torque of 42.9 kgm/1800~2500rpm – both highest in class. Available in a six-speed manual transmission, with an option of 2WD and 4WD, the high-tech engine incorporates a host of advanced technologies aimed at delivering an optimal balance of performance, excellent drivability on all terrains and segment-best fuel mileage of 14.66 km (ARAI certified).

Speaking at the launch of the much-awaited SUV, H W Park, MD & CEO, HMIL, said, “We are very proud to bring the Santa Fe to India. Globally, Santa Fe has already sold over 20 lakh units since its launch in June 2000 and we are confident that in India, Santa Fe will give us a competitive edge in the SUV segment and offer our customers the best in terms of luxury and performance. The launch today further reinstates our commitment to provide best in class quality and technology to our customers in India.”

In India, Santa Fe will be imported as CBU (Completely Built Units) from South Korea.


Santa Fe underscores Hyundai’s leadership in standardizing the industry’s most effective safety technologies. It has been awarded a Five Star safety rating by NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) making it one of the safest SUVs to drive in. Santa Fe comes with a premium safety feature – ESP(Electronic Stability Program) which is one of the industry’s most effective life-saving technologies, that integrates the functions of EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) system, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and TCS (Traction Control System) to ensure greater driving stability.

Another feature not seen in most of the other SUV in this segment is the six standard airbags including side and curtain airbags for all three rows of available seating. The combination of side and curtain airbags help to protect the head and body during side impacts and keep the passengers inside in the event of a rollover. The unique roll-over sensor monitors vehicular angle and can predict a rollover. The front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during a rear collision. The silica tyres feature a silica-based rubber compound that provides outstanding grip on wet surfaces and reduced rolling resistance for improved fuel- efficiency.


With dramatic styling that is assertive, yet graceful, the Santa Fe’s exterior showcases the evolving face of the Hyundai brand. Its wide track provides a strong stance, sure-footed handling and large interior room.

The Santa Fe has an assertive body-coloured front grille, rugged bumper design, confident sculptured lines and finely detailed headlamps. For a more aggressive appearance and impressive ground clearance, Santa Fe comes with 18-inch alloy wheels – the largest in class. Sleek styling makes the Santa Fe aerodynamic and standard roof rails help define its clean side profile while adding to SUV functionality. The dynamic SUV image is further accentuated by aggressive features like twin exhausts, rear spoiler with high mounted stop lamp, high contrast rear combination lamps, heated outside mirrors with side repeaters and chrome accent door handles.


The Santa Fe is one of the most package-efficient SUVs in the market. The interiors feature an array of luxurious features and textures including leather upholstery to give the car an elegant feel and look. Designers have worked hard to make the Santa Fe ergonomically sound. The modern blue instrument lighting soothes the eye and provides vital vehicle information while the neat layout of the front fascia flows into the driver and passenger doors creating a dual-cockpit look.

With its spacious third-row seat, the Santa Fe offers seven-passenger seating. The third-row seat is split 50/50 and can be folded flat. The second row is 60/40-split. Total cargo space is generous with plenty of storage for items of different sizes. The flexible seating configuration is an added advantage on holiday trips and this feature significantly broadens Santa Fe’s appeal.

Much attention has been given to the air conditioning to create a relaxing and refreshed ambience of Santa Fe. The dual-zone climate controls for the driver and front seat passenger bring a touch of luxury to the Santa Fe. Second and third-row passengers will enjoy a new level of comfort, thanks to B-pillar-mounted adjustable vents, dual rear heating ducts and third-row independent blower controls.

Other thoughtful convenience features for the driver include driver’s side power window with anti-pinch system, steering wheel mounted audio control, leather wrapped gear knob, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, electrically foldable outside mirrors and cruise control for ensuring fatigue-free driving and organ type accelerator pedal that minimizes driver’s effort and prevents possible mishaps.

The In-Dash 6 CD changer Audio system is built into the dashboard adding convenience to the audio entertainment. Passengers will enjoy their audio experience all the more thanks to improved acoustic engineering resulting in reduced road, wind and engine noise. Other premium features include USB/iPod/AUX connectivity for unlimited music access, In-car cooler – a unit to keep beverages cool and make driving in summer a pleasure, cluster ionizer –an in-built system to improve air quality, multifunction sunvisors etc.

Demonstrating Hyundai’s attention to detail, the Santa Fe boasts of ingeniously created storage spaces highlighting the vehicle’s modern, integrated interior design. Front cup-holders with grip, utility tray in front central armrest, front door map pocket with bottle holder, dual sunglass holder, storage box with lid for the third row, front seatback pockets, central armrest with adjustable cup holders in the second row etc are all designed with soft-touch, high-quality materials and zero-tolerance fits are used throughout the interior to add more design harmony to the inside cabin.

Santa Fe will be available in an array of 4 exciting colours.

About Santa Fe

Named after the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico, Santa Fe made it global debut in the year 1999 at the Detroit Auto Show as the debut concept car “HCD – 4” (SM), thereafter the 1st generation Santa Fe was launched in the year 2000. Further, in the year 2005, the 2ndgeneration Santa Fe was launched and it also picked up the ‘Best Recommended Car’ award in the same year. Other than this Santa Fe has won many accolades including the ‘Top Safety Pick’ award, ‘2008 Best Car’ award and the ‘Best Quality Car’ award for its uncompromising power and luxury. In the year 2009, the face-lift version of the 2nd generation Santa Fe was introduced to cater to the increasing demands across the world.

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