The European version of the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe has been recently revealed by the South Korean based automaker ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut this month.
The new generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe has been designed as an off-roader too, just like the Japanese are doing with their crossovers and in an attempt to get closer to Land Rover. For starters, there is a LOCK mode which can shift the torque 50/50 between the front and rear axle at speeds up to 40 km/h and the model is also getting the hill-holder, the hill climb assist and the hill descent assist, along with the VSM, the ESP and the ABS.
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is getting a 2.0 liter Euro 6 diesel engine, named the R VGT, which is producing a total output of 150 horsepower and 382 Nm of torque. This unit is emitting 155 g/km of CO2, which is more than the 2.2 liter diesel, which is emitting 145 g/km of CO2, while providing 200 HP and 431 Nm of torque. In Europe, the new Hyundai Santa Fe will also get a gasoline engine with direct injection, the Theta II 2.4 liter with 193 HP. All engines are mated in standard to a six-speed manual transmission and the 2.4 GDI, along with the 2.2 R VGT, are getting automatic transmissions also.