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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.

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