New Hyundai Design Chief’s Three Big Challenges

Posted by on 23 May 2019 under Creta, Hyundai, Hyundai News, Kona, Santa Fe, Tucson

Simon Loasby

Simon Loasby

As challenges go, these are biggies.

Simon Loasby’s key role will be to further develop Sensuous Sportiness – Hyundai’s new design identity. He will also play a pivotal role in deciding exactly how Hyundai cars will look in the future. And if that is not enough, he needs to sustain and grow Hyundai’s global SUV campaign.


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New Fingerprint Scanning Smart Car Tech From Hyundai

Posted by on 23 Jan 2019 under Future Tech, Hyundai, Hyundai News, Santa Fe

Hyundai Fingerprint Scanner

Hyundai Fingerprint Scanner

Hyundai has launched a world first in smart car technology using fingerprints instead of car keys. Not only does it allow drivers to unlock car doors but also start their vehicles. The plan is to initially implement the fingerprint scanning technology into the new Hyundai Santa Fe SUV model due for release in selected markets during the first quarter of 2019. Future plans are also in place to include a customised driving experience based on personal preferences.


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Hyundai Wins International Design Excellence Award

Posted by on 13 Nov 2018 under Hyundai News, Kona, Nexo, Santa Fe

Hyundai Design

Hyundai Snags Another Award

Hyundai is once again in the news winning yet another award. This time it’s all about the inverted headlight design that has earned them the International Design Excellence Award.


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New Hyundai Santa Fe: The Meaning Of Style & Performance

Posted by on 15 Oct 2018 under Hyundai, New Car Launches, Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

New Hyundai Santa Fe

Much has changed since 2001 when the first Hyundai Santa Fe appeared on the scene but not in terms of popularity. Like a fine wine, the Hyundai Santa Fe has aged incredibly well over the years and not only in looks, but also style and performance.


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Sneak Preview Showing Off The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Posted by on 08 Feb 2018 under Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior

The 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March is set to debut the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV. Until now, Hyundai has only released sneak previews of the redesign first seen on the Hyundai Kona but a recent sighting gave a glimpse of what’s to come. The Santa Fe is only getting bigger and bolder with each generation and it continues to impress.


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Banned Ad: Driving a Santa Fe is Child’s Play (Video)

Posted by on 21 Aug 2017 under Santa Fe

In South Africa we are no strangers to having our most excellent TV ads relegated to the banned-box. Some enterprises, like Nando’s, are famous for flirting with censorship and even seem to bank on their TV ads being banned. These ads invariable attract more attention and debate than if they’d been run on a loop during the World Cup, proving that there is no such thing as bad publicity. This rule also proved true in 2006 when Hyundai ran a heartwarming TV ad in Australia and New Zealand, promoting the (then) new Santa Fe. It was banned a mere three weeks into airing.


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Hyundai Santa Fe: An Investment, Not An Expense

Posted by on 31 Jul 2017 under Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe - The SUV with the Best Long Term Value Retention

Hyundai Santa Fe – The SUV with the Best Long Term Value Retention

South Africa’s criminally poor public transport system has, over the years, ensured our devolution into a one-person-one-car nation, effectively making our cars our meal ticket. For many of us, this means our cars will probably also be the most expensive thing we ever own. For even more of us, it means we’ll probably end up buying our cars (exclusively) pre-owned. In either event, we (the buyers) are confronted with a desperately difficult choice: what new car is still going to be worth something when it comes time to trade up? And: what pre-owned car is still going to be worth buying? Luckily, these two questions share an economical answer: the Hyundai Santa Fe.


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2017 Santa Fe Takes on (and Beats) Antarctica

Posted by on 16 May 2017 under Santa Fe

Antarctica Conquered - The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Antarctica Conquered – The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

30 days, 5800km at -28o Celsius – that is what a near standard 2.2-litre diesel Hyundai Santa Fe had to be put through back in December 2016 when it became the very first passenger vehicle to be driven across the Southern continent of Antarctica. The trip, which was done between Union Camp to McMurdo, was undertaken to commemorate Shackleton’s heroic 1914 – 1916 Trans-Antarctic expedition. On this expedition, Sir Ernest Shackleton never made it across Antarctica but was instead forced to abandon the trip to save his men. In honour of this, and the brave men which he managed to save, Patrick Bergel the great grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton himself undertook the journey his ancestor could not. This amazing trip brought to a close an adventure started more than a century ago.


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Cars for women who want to be in the driver’s seat

Posted by on 27 Feb 2017 under Elantra, Hyundai, Santa Fe, Tucson

The Perfect Hyundai for You

Sometimes women can really a pretty bad wrap behind the wheel, in fact when it comes to all things automotive there is the assumption that they are bad drivers and that they know nothing about cars. We don’t buy into this stereotyping at Hyundai.

Yes, most women are looking for a car that is safe, reliable and economical, but that’s not all you want from a car. You want something that shouts out who you are, what you stand for and how you plan to make your mark on the world.


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Hyundai Santa Fe is Winning Science Awards!

Posted by on 08 Mar 2016 under Santa Fe

The Award Winning Hyundai Santa Fe

The Award Winning Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2016 Santa Fe has it all, brawn, brains and style and now it has a science award to back it all up! That’s right, the 2016 Santa Fe Sport has recently been honoured for its All-Around Performance by the Automotive Science Group (ASG). This is because it achieved the highest combined social, environmental and economic performance scores in its class.


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