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.
The concept behind Hyundai’s new Santa Fe has been named Storm Edge. It is said that in the eye of the storm it is calm, but on the edge is where the action happens, well this is most certainly true of the Santa Fe. The Korean car giants have produced a cutting edge vehicle that is not only leagues ahead in terms of design prestige, but also driving technology and safety.
If you already own a Hyundai, chances are that you know exactly what makes these cars special – everything! When you buy a Hyundai, you aren’t just buying a car. You’re buying a lifestyle.
The Hyundai range of cars is extensive and bound to make you feel spoiled for choice. You might like the Tucson or the Santa Fe, which have both earned themselves leading positions in the Hyundai sports utility range. Alternatively, if you’re a young driver looking to enjoy a smooth ride that looks good but comes with a reasonable price tag attached, a good first time purchase is undoubtedly the Grand i10.
Nobody would deny that the Hyundai Santa Fe is an amazing vehicle – packed with plenty of space, high tech and a comfort level that is so high that it is tempting to sleep in the car – but wouldn’t it be nice if the Santa Fe was a like sportier?
Well, good news! Meet the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. This new versions of the Santa Fe definitely puts the emphasis on sports not only under the hood, but with some serious new styling that makes this vehicles stand out from the pack.
We’ve known it for a long time and now the awards are agreeing with us! The Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe have just driven off with more awards, and this time as “Best Midsize Car for the Money” and “Best 3-Row SUV for Money” respectively.
“Sonata and Santa Fe being recognized by trusted site U.S. News & World Report means Hyundai has successfully been able to offer shoppers class-leading safety features, the latest technology, fuel economy and bold design, all at an outstanding value” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai will continue to innovate to deliver a spectrum of award-winning products that deliver high value and driving experience.”
The Hyundai Santa Fe kicked dirt in the face a number of top crossovers and SUVs when it was crowned class winner at the 2013 Mudfest held by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) in Washington recently.
The annual event provided the media with the opportunity to put various vehicles through their paces in real-world conditions, side-by-side. The 2013 Santa Fe Sport performed best in terms of road handling and navigation on the test courses specifically designed for the event. These included a wet pavement autocross course, a tough drive through surrounding hills and various other off-road challenges.
The Mudfest award joins the Hyundai Santa Fe’s growing list of recent accolades including a place on the 2013 Ward’s Auto World 10 Best Interiors list, being awarded the Crossover of the Year title by the experts at Autobytel.com, being named the Utility Vehicle of the Show at the Miami International Auto Show, clinching a spot on the Top Safety Pick list by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and that’s just to name a few.
Another auto show – another Best New Crossover title for the feature-rich Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2013 model was recently celebrated at this year’s Atlanta International Auto Show for its striking new design, luxurious interior, advanced technologies, reasonable pricing and 5-seater and 7-seater flexibility. According to Mike O’Brien, vice president of Product and Corporate Planning for Hyundai Motor America, “This accolade proves that the all-new Santa Fe has what it takes to succeed in a very competitive market.”
The redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe was also named one of the most important all-new 2013 vehicles by the experts of Total Car Score, a top auto info online source. This follows on the Santa Fe being named safest in its class by Euro NCAP, with many more awards expected to be coming its way.
Euro NCAP has named the new generation Hyundai Santa Fe, not only the safest car in its class for 2012, but also one of the safest vehicles ever tested. With best-in-class scores in all test categories in the ‘Large Off-Road 4×4’ segment it outperformed the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and Range Rover.
The Hyundai Santa Fe was one of 36 vehicles tested, scoring 96% in the ‘adult occupant’ category, 89% in the ‘child occupant’ category and 86% in the ‘safety assist’ category. It’s also the brand’s first car featuring an active hood which reduces impact forces and risk of injury to pedestrians if hit. As a result it scored 71% for ‘pedestrian safety’.
Other local Hyundai models that have received 5-star Euro NCAP ratings include the i20, i30 and ix35.
Hyundai is joining forces with the world’s foremost music publication, Rolling Stone, to celebrate next year’s 55th Grammy Awards. How? By giving away a custom made 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe to the lucky winner of its ‘How your family rocks’ competition.
The one-of-a-kind Hyundai Santa Fe, dubbed the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roller’ will feature exclusive matte black exterior paint with flames running along the sides as well as low profile tyres and unique alloy wheels. To win this rocking SUV, contestants need to take a photo and write a 500 word essay explaining to Hyundai and Rolling Stone Magazine just how much their family rocks.
The new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has already received rave reviews from international automotive critics, now Hyundai Motor America has also unveiled a 6/7-seater version of the mid-sized SUV at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 3-row Santa Fe can offer seating for 7 passengers with a 40:20:40 split folding second row bench seat or seating for 6 with second row captain’s chairs. This is accompanied by 50:50 split flat folding rear seats in the third row.
The exterior of the Santa Fe reveals new front and rear fascia layouts while it’s slightly longer, wider and higher than its 5-seater Santa Fe Sport sibling. As a result it offers a more spacious cabin, increased cargo volume and ample towing capacity. Powering the new Santa Fe is a 3.3L direct injection V6 engine, a unique offering in its class. It also boasts a host of safety and luxury features including 7 airbags, heated rear seats, a large panoramic sunroof and a power liftgate.