Hyundai launches Santa Fe Facelift in the Middle East and Africa

  • Showcasing charismatic styling, the facelift model has undergone a remarkable changes to both exterior and interior.
  • The SUV boasts more interior space and technology features to meet the complete needs of a family.
  • The Santa Fe is equipped with Hyundai’s new next-generation powertrain ‘Smartstream D2.2’ engine and is the first SUV to be fitted with Hyundai’s first 8-speed wet DCT.
  • Virtual Launch Event link: YouTube

Hyundai Motor Company has today launched its facelifted Santa Fe with the redesigned model of the popular car set to create superior driving experiences for customers in the Middle East and Africa.

Established as one of Hyundai’s iconic brands, the latest Santa Fe represents another step forward for design, performance and innovation.

Totally transformed, the Santa Fe creates an aura of luxury and prestige, offering a dynamic driving performance and is matched with advanced technology features to meet the complete needs of an entire family.

The Santa Fe has been completely redesigned to convey a look of strength, magnificence and highly redefined luxury. It stands out thanks to its bold exterior and the front section brings out a fresh and more modern look compared to its predecessor models.

The eye-catching cascading grille has been improved, with its signature geometric patterned-inlay integrated with the headlights. The ‘T’-shaped Daytime Running Lights along with the sculpted front bumper offer a highly distinctive presence and completes the edgy and powerful appearance.

At the back, the rear bumper showcases a low and wide look that conveys stability. Its bold stance is reflected by the sweeping horizontal line, connecting the combination lights and tailgate garnish. The wrap-around combination lamps enhance the look even further thanks to a highly-distinctive high-tech design while the premium alloy wheel designs also match Santa Fe’s classy and robust style.

The high-console is equipped with shift-by-wire transmission buttons, offering improved operational convenience as well as the addition of a security feature to help prevent accidental shifting. The Santa Fe also comes with a spectrum of 64 ambient lighting colours and a smartphone wireless charging system.

To help create fun and remarkable journeys, the Santa Fe comes installed with a wide array of technology features. The standard 8-inch display audio touchscreen unit provides hands-free convenience with Bluetooth connection as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

The car also comes with a 10.25inch Audio, Video and Navigation (AVN) system, featuring powerful capabilities.

At 4,785mm (exterior, length), 1,900mm (width) and 1,710mm (height), the Santa Fe is bigger than the previous model. With the fitting of Hyundai’s new Gen 3 platform, second-row passengers can enjoy more legroom (1,060mm) as well as benefitting from increased cargo space that has a capacity of 634l.

The Santa Fe comes with a choice of four engines bringing incredible power and cleaner emissions. The Santa Fe is the first Hyundai model to be fitted with the next-generation powertrain ‘Smartstream D2.2’ engine which has a maximum output of 202 ps and a maximum torque of 45.0kgf.m.

Other engines available are Lambda 3.5 MPI (maximum output of 272 ps and maximum torque of 33.8 kgf.m), Theta 2.5 MPI (maximum output of 180 ps and maximum torque of 23.7 kgf.m) and the 1.6 T-GDI HEV (maximum output of 180 ps and maximum torque of 27 kgf.m).

The Santa Fe is also the first Hyundai SUV to come with the ‘Smartstream Wet 8DCT’, delivering quick eight-speed shifting and acceleration performance.

Among the new key safety and convenience technology features are the Remote Smart Parking Assist and Lane Following Assist. Another new feature is the Terrain Driving Mode, allowing the driver to switch between different drive modes and drive safely on sand, mud and snow surfaces.

Bang Sun Jeong, Vice President, Head of Middle East & Africa Operation at Hyundai, said: “Since first hitting the roads many years ago, the Santa Fe has gone from strength to strength with each generation showcasing the best of innovation, design and performance. The Santa Fe we have launched today is no different.

“Reborn and luxurious in every element, we have put in lots of energy to build a truly magnificent car that is fitted with the latest advanced technology features that will bring more smiles to our customer’s faces and more importantly take the driving experiences to the next level.”

Customers can choose from different exterior colour options: Typhoon Silver, White Cream, Magnetic Force, Rainforest, Phantom Black, Lava Orange and brand new colours – Glacier White, Taiga Brown and Lagoon Blue.

Black, Dark Beige, Cognac and Camel are the four options for the interior colour customers can choose from. The customers also have the option to choose the type of material from Woven, Leather or Quilted depending on their colour choice.

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