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Award winning Santa Fe now even better

Hyundai Santa Fe, even more advanced features on offer.

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The 2015 Santa Fe offers the same five-star quality, safety, driveability, affordability, owner peace of mind and practicality that won its predecessor a string of awards – including the much-coveted Australia’s Best Cars Award in the SUV $45-$65K category. 
However, its significant model year 2015 enhancements – together with Hyundai’s recently-announced Lifetime Capped Price Servicing and 10-year Roadside Assist – mean Hyundai’s impressive seven-seater SUV now offers even better value for money.

EXTERIOR UPGRADES
The 2015 Santa Fe brings a darker chrome grille, together with rakish new Daytime Running Lights and Cornering Lights across the three-level Santa Fe range. These subtle new features further enhance the Santa Fe’s refined and aerodynamic Fluidic Sculpture design.

The updated vehicle retains Hyundai’s stylish 17-inch (Active), 18-inch (Elite) and 19-inch (Highlander) alloy wheels. Especially important in an SUV, all three equipment levels still come as standard with a full-sized alloy spare wheel.
 
TECHNOLOGY AND CONVENIENCE UPGRADES
2015 Santa Fe’s new technology and premium convenience features are truly impressive. 
Both mid-spec Elite and range-flagship Highlander now come standard with Hyundai’s Smart Tailgate, with hands-free operation. Rather than requiring a foot-sweep under the rear bumper, as used by other such systems in this class, the Santa Fe’s tailgate is operated by the sensor in the vehicle’s proximity key. Stand near the back of the car for three seconds and the boot opens automatically. 

The top-spec 2015 Santa Fe Highlander ups the technology ante even further with standard Lane Departure Warning and – perhaps most convenient of all – Hyundai Smart Parking Assist, which parks the vehicle automatically. The Santa Fe now also comes with Front Parking Sensors.
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The 2015 Santa Fe’s Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) uses an ultrasonic wave sensor to measure an available parking space and automatically controls the steering wheel when the vehicle is in reverse gear. The system offers high levels of convenience to drivers who might otherwise be apprehensive about reverse parking. SPAS detects obstacles at the front and rear of the vehicle while calculating optimal parking distances from the kerb as well as from vehicles parked in front of and behind the Santa Fe.

The vehicle’s new Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) activates a warning light and alarm in the event of an unintended lane departure.

2015 Santa Fe Highlander’s technologically advanced standard convenience features now also include ventilated leather/leatherette front seats and a panoramic sunroof which now allows operation after the vehicle is switched off. 
 
DRIVETRAIN, STEERING AND SUSPENSION
The 2015 Santa Fe retains its award-winning predecessor’s drivetrain, braking and driver-adjustable steering systems together with its impressive locally-tuned suspension technology.
 
Vehicle dimensions and kerb weights remain unchanged.

Engine choice is: Theta-II 2.4-litre (141kW and 242Nm) GDi petrol or R2.2-litre CRDi turbo-diesel (145kW and 421Nm in manual form, 436Nm for the automatic), both powerful and economical four-cylinders. 

A six-speed manual transmission (Active equipment level only) and advanced six-speed automatic with electronic sequential manual mode (available in Active, Elite and Highlander levels) share Hyundai’s advanced Active On-Demand 4WD system, which features Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC). ATCC delivers torque vectoring by using an active AWD coupling combined with the braking system to immediately and transparently reduce understeer and improve lateral stability.

Benchmark performance and driveability are made even more appealing by the 2.2-litre CRDi-engined 2015 Santa Fe’s combined 6.6L/100km (six-speed manual) and 7.3L/100km (six-speed automatic) fuel economy and the 2.4-litre GDI’s combined 9.0L/100km (six-speed manual and auto). 

“The award-winning Santa Fe has been a success story for Hyundai in Australia since its launch in 2012 and the upgraded version for 2015 should help maintain that strong sales performance,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Director of Marketing, Oliver Mann. “We’re proud of the vehicle’s refinement, practicality, performance and value.”

PRICING

Drive   Engine  Transmission  Active Elite   Highlander
 AWD 2.4L GDi
Petrol
 6 Speed Manual  $38,490  -  -
 6 Speed Automatic  $40,990
 AWD 2.2L CRDi
Diesel 
 6 Speed Manual  $41,490  -
 6 Speed Automatic  $43,990 $48,490   $53,240

* All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs