The Korean auto giant has showcased the 2013 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Grand Santa Fe is basically a more spacious variant of the Santa Fe that will soon go on sale in the European car market. The Grand Santa Fe is as big as the U.S.-spec three-row Santa Fe that we saw at the Los Angeles Auto Show in the second half of 2012.
The new Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is 10mm taller, 225mm longer and 5mm wider than the standard Grand Santa Fe for European market. The new car has a wheelbase which is longer than the standard variant by a full 100mm. Thanks to this long wheelbase, the new Grand Santa Fe has a segment leading boot space of 607-litres and will be offered with a seven seat layout.
Powering the HyundaiGrand Santa Fe in European car market will be a 2.2-litre CRDi turbo diesel engine that is capable of developing a max power figure of 197 hp at 3,800 rpm and a peak torque of 421 Nm at 1,800 rpm. The motor comes mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The Grand Santa Fe misses out on 2.4 litres and 3.3 litres engine options.
The Grand Santa Fe features an updated front fascia that boasts of a revised front grille, an updated front bumper and a pair of new design fog lamps. At the sides, the car can be seen featuring a restyled rear quarter and gets the option of new 18 inch or 19 inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the car comes with a full-length panoramic sunroof, a Flex Steer system, which is basically a three-mode adjustable steering and a 4.3-inch touch screen.