The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has been testing in India since some months now and recently, a test mule of the new Santa Fe was spotted testing by the good folks at Car Dekho somewhere in Tamilnadu.
It was previously being said that the Hyundai Santa Fe could be the first new car launch by Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the Indian subsidiary of the Korean auto giant. However, it is now being said that the first new car from the carmaker would be the 2014 Hyundai i10.
Speculations are abounding that the next gen i10 could be launched as soon as in August this year and the Santa Fe would come only towards the last quarter of this year.
Internationally, the 2013 Santa Fe is available with a range of engine options that include two petrol engines- a 2 Litre turbocharged and a 2.4 Liter naturally aspirated motor and a 2.2 litre diesel engine. All these engines are mated to a 6 speed automatic ‘box.
It is being said that the 2013 Santa Fe would hit Indian market in mid 2013 and would come to us via CKD route.
We really can’t stop saying good things about the Hyundai’s Storm Edge design language that features on the new Santa Fe. The Storm Edge is the successor of the Fluidic design language. The styling on the latest Hyundai cars is definitely a far cry from the older Hyundais whose styling can be best described as insipid. The Storm Edge will be soon replaced by Fluidic Precision and the future seems bright for the styling of Hyundai cars.
On the inside, the car boasts of a very eye catchy dashboard design and usage of rich materials. From the looks of it, the interiors of the new car seem to be a pretty cosseting and are loaded with gizmos.
We are eagerly awaiting the launch of the new Santa Fe.
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