The next generation crossover from Hyundai, Santa Fe that made its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show is making India impatient and excited. The new Santa Fe also incorporates the new Hyundai Fluidic design, making it look more urban. There have been several rounds of pictures that surfaced for the Santa Fe along with a Korean brochure that leaked early this year, increasing the excitement further.
The latest ix45 as it is known in several markets, is due early 2013, with looks similar to the Veloster and the facelift of the Genesis. These images show a 3rd row seating coming back to the cabin. Also, there are speculations about the Santa Fe including a knee airbag, lane departure warning system, Blue Link Infotainment system and a smart parking assist. On the outside, the new generation Hyundai Santa Fe has much sportier looks with the stretched headlights and prominent creases.
There are no confirmations yet but it is said that the current model is powered by a V6 4-cylinder unit has been made more fuel efficient and powerful with tweaks and further Hyundai is expected to bring in a 2.0-litre turbo engine which will be capable of delivering a 274bhp, to compete with the competition.
Watch this space for more details on Hyundai’s awaited SUV…