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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Trail on sale

The limited edition 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Trail is now available in Australia, adding extra cabin gear, sharp exterior features and more safety equipment to the large SUV.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The special edition Santa Fe Trail is based on the entry-level SLX CRDi all-wheel-drive model, which is powered by Hyundai’s 145kW/421Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine. The $39,590 six-speed manual and $41,590 six-speed automatic variants are both $1600 more than the SLX models.

For the price, the interior benefits from a reversing camera displayed in the rear-view mirror, a ceiling-mounted entertainment screen for rear-seat passengers, leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearstick knob, and tinted rear privacy glass.

Exterior enhancements to the Santa Fe Trail include 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear skid plates, piano black roof racks, chrome tailgate highlights and ‘Trail’ badging.

The Santa Fe Trail is available in five colours: Vanilla White, Phantom Black, Stone Grey, Titanium Silver and Blue Spirit.

The launch comes just days after the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe was unveiled at the 2012 New York auto show. A long-wheelbase version was revealed alongside the standard-wheelbase model, although as the former will initially be produced only in left-hand-drive, it will not be headed our way, at least in the short term.

The standard-wheelbase version of the third-generation Santa Fe will go on sale in Australia towards the end of the year.