nice job… i bet the 7 seater would have have success here… both model looking nice
The 4th pic looks like a Mazda 5!….. I like it though.
It’s an improvement on the current model…. starting to look rather dated.
Nice, but what is it with a lot of car designers these days, they are hell bent on providing massive blind spots around the D & C pillars.
Audi Copy. lol.
Audi copying Hyundai..
Fluidic and Tough 4WD go together like a wrestler and a TuTu.
I want the 2.2L Diesel and an AWD V6…
So you want two engines in your car? Interesting…
Haha, I’m confused though. Which one are we getting, the 1st and 3rd photo one, or the 2nd and 4th photo one????
1st and 3rd one looks smaller, so I’d say it would be that one.
Yeah it is. The one with the upswept rear side glass is ours.
Sorry guys the one we are getting is in the 2nd and 4th one , not the one with the upswept window it is only available with 5 seats and is called the Santa fe sports the other one is the one with the 5+2 seating
We get the 1st and 3rd photos (the smaller model). The other one is bigger.
But the according to the reports from the U.S the smaller one isn’t available with seven seats , and want be due to crash safety regs , so does ths mean that we aren’t getting the 7 seat model ?
We get the smaller 5 seat model (1st and 3rd photos) but with a +2 smallish seating arrangement in the 3rd row. The other model is longer and has a proper 3rd row because of the extra length, but is only left hand drive.
What’s the point of downsizing the 2.2? The car has grown in size but decreased in power. This makes no sense
Current 2.2L R diesel won’t pass future Euro6 emission.
So they made new Euro6 R2.0L engine.
(Well, actually Bosch made new injector for them) and output would be around 110kW and 382.5Nm of torque…still not too bad.
the high rising rear doors and rear panel will be a dangerous blind spot.It’s a big boo boo.The lwb is the winner here but guess what,Australia miss out getting this one. We always get the c##p. Anoth er step backwards for Australia.
and are a pain for the kids to see out of. Like our IX35, which my 5 year old HATES as he’s a short and can’t see out the window
So is the Santa Fe that we’re getting going to be smaller than the outgoing one?
They should bring the 7-seat here. At the moment there is no real competition to Toyota Kluger in the space of $40-60k range 7-seat SUV.
Erm, except the best selling Territory?
Not forget the outstanding Kia Sorento.
The Captiva 7 is more competition than the fuel-guzzling Kluger can handle
Notwithstanding all the problems that owners have been having with the electronics and airconditioning.
and plumes of diesel smoke coming from them, have seen two now with the back covered in soot.
I like the look of the new Santa Fe. But then I’m biased. It reminds me so much of my Q5 which I also like the look of.
I don’t like the rear of the LWB 7-seater model. It actually looks a lot like the old Veracruz!
Are you feeling alright?
Hope it’s still got a manual gearbox available and preferably in the up spec models not just the base
I reckon Hyundai would sell the 7 seater if they brought it here. Anyway, another great looking car. Winner!!
Nice departure from the current “Pajero” shape… hope rumours are correct regarding the release of the improved 165kW/500Nm 2.2L Turbo Diesel
I wonder when this gonna release in australia?
As long as the price is right then I have found my next new car. I really like the SWB one, not so keen on the LWB anyway. At least the SWB will still have 7 seats, even if they are only for kids.
Nice designs, clearly they have tweaked the LWB model for the US Market. I don’t understand why the SWB version still can’t have the same 7 seat option the existing model has. Especially when you consider that its bigger. I guess I’ll be looking elsewhere when my Santa Fe comes to the end of its lease.
It does have 7 seats.
“As it does with the current model, Hyundai Australia will offer the new
Santa Fe with a 5+2 seating configuration, which still gives owners the
flexibility of seating seven people, although the two rear seats are
essentially designed for children only.”
Stunning. Hyundai’s bid for the hearts and minds of consumers keeps getting stronger.
KIA meets Subi Tirbeca. Nice none the less.
“The larger Santa Fe replaces the dated Hyundai Veracruz in left-hand drive markets. It will be rolled out through the US in January 2013 and across Europe in the second half of next year.As it does with the current model, Hyundai Australia will offer the new Santa Fe with a 5+2 seating configuration, which still gives owners the flexibility of seating seven people, although the two rear seats are essentially designed for children only.”Noooooooo!I wanted the extra boot space and real third row of the LWB. I have the current santa, and its only shortcoming is not enough storage behind the third row (well, that and only 150 kg on the ball). The LWB ticked the boxes for my next car. What decent diesel with more car like handling is there with reasonable capacity behind the third row? Territory? Or do I wait on the next CX90 and shell out the extra dollars?
Ditto, I too have the current Diesel Santa Fe and have 4 children. I was VERY excited when I heard about the posibility of a Diesel LWB 7 seater as luggage space behind the 3rd row is limited. Now not very happy after reading this article!!! I am waiting for info/specs about the new Nissan Pathfinder to surface. Either that or a thirsty CX-9. Kluger’s 40/20/40 2nd row seat config is a bad design for seating 3 people across. Territory’s solid 3rd row seat is a joke if you only want to put one child in the back!!!!!! I hope the manufacturer’s are reading these comments but I doubt it.
I think Mitsubishi Delica D5 will suit you, but unfortunately I haven’t seen it here yet. Only older model Delicas.
well i hope they have worked out the awd setup up on the new model i got out of my vw jetta as it was too low on unsealed roads and thought the FE would be great on the dirt but i have found the vw front steerer handled the dirt a hell of a lot better than the supposed awd sante fe
Saw a test-mule today, was production ready but fully camouflaged! looked great from what i saw!
Best looking Hyundai ever…..
Now hyundai just needs to enter V8 supercars and their street cred might slowly creep up….and release a v8 sports car might help aswell!
So anyone seen possible release dates yet?
Looks just like the 2012 Kia Sportage which I just bought. If only the new Santa Fe was out now and I had another 10 k ……..
I need a pay rise.