|3rd Generation Hyundai Santa Fe|
Thankfully, the second-generation Hyundai Santa Fe presented a big step up in terms of styling and performance. Highlighted by its striking appearance and upscale interior design, made the second generation Santa Fe a respectable choice for a midsize crossover. The latest, third-generation, Hyundai Santa Fe raises the bar even further, with its truly impressive performance, attractive styling, striking interior and a generous list of standard features.
|1st Gen Hyundai Santa Fe|
|A bled of hexagonal shapes|
The external surfaces are fluid and dynamic, with exceptional elegance and detailing. The exterior is further highlighted with a number of highly technical details, such as rectangular lenses for the front Xenon headlights and gloss black finishing on the door pillars. At the rear, the detailing includes a sporty twin muffler with double exhaust tips, a diffuser style moulding beneath the bumper and an LED high-level brake light. Very attractive alloy wheels are fitted as standard.
|2nd Gen Hyundai Santa Fe|
The All-Wheel Drive system (AWD) in the Hyundai Santa Fe sends power to the front wheels, under normal road conditions, for optimum fuel efficiency. However, the AWD system engages the rear wheels automatically only when conditions demand it, through a lock mode selector that distributes power in a 50:50 ratio to front and rear wheels.
|Santa Fe’s profile|
This in effect increases the third-generation Hyundai Santa Fe’s off-road ability. The suspension features a Macpherson strut at the front, and a multi-link arrangement at the rear. Dynamic dampers deliver saloon car-like levels of comfort and control, while the Flex Steer system offers improved precision and feel.
The second row can be slid back or forwards for added convenience. The seats can be reclined and split fold for extra carrying capacity. The third row seats fold flat increasing the Hyundai Santa Fe’s rear storage capacity even further.
|Spacious second row seats|
The system with its radio and CD player includes ports for AUX cables, iPod and a USB connection for the use of various music and audio sources. The audio system can be operated via buttons located on the steering wheel.
|Striking rear design|