Upgraded interior design and comfort Suspension which has been dynamically optimised for Australian road conditions.
Developed by a team of 150 engineers at an investment cost of $227 million, the all-new R-2.2 turbodiesel engine is the latest generation of Hyundai’s fuel-efficient range of diesels.
The new Santa Fe R comes with the option of Hyundai’s six-speed manual or a new six-speed automatic with electronic sequential manual mode.
The Santa Fe comes complete with a full suite of safety features, both active and passive, which have lifted its crash performance to the maximum five-star rating in the ANCAP assessment program.
Standard on all models is ESP Stability Control, which includes Hyundai’s Traction Control System (TCS).
Driver and front passenger airbags, dual side front (thorax) airbags and front and rear passenger side curtain airbags (which extend to the third row) are standard across all grades of the new Santa Fe.
Rollover sensors are a new feature on all models which, should the vehicle be at risk of overturning, trigger the side and curtain airbags, and seatbelt pretensioners.
Other standard safety features include Rear Park Assist, front active head rests and three-point retractable seat belts for all occupants, including the third row.
All Santa Fe R models feature a USB audio input with iPode compatibility, cruise control and steering wheel mounted controls and heated outside mirrors.
Seven seats are fitted on all grades of the Santa Fe making flexibility a key feature, as the second row of seats has a 60/40 split fold function and the third row a 50/50 split fold.
Owners can opt to further tailor the Santa Fe to their needs with a wide range of Genuine Hyundai Accessories to keep connected, entertained and protected.
To help parking in tight spaces, Front Park Assist is available, emitting an ultrasonic signal to alert the driver of approaching objects — which may be outside the field of vision.