Hyundai will present the new Grand Santa Fe at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai Santa Fe, a large SUV, made its debut at the 2012 New York Motor Show. It is available in six- or seven-seat configurations. Apparently, it won’t be headed for the UK since it’s only offered with left-hand drive configuration.
It will be added to the European lineup of Hyundai together with the new Santa Fe. The Grand Santa Fe has a bigger interior and boot space as it is more superior to the Santa Fe when it comes to length, width, and height. What makes the Grand Santa Fe stand out even further is its modified grille, a new front bumper and fog lamps and a restyled rear quarter. In addition, it rides on bespoke 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin has an improved look and feel with its full-length panoramic sunroof with no centre beam. A three-mode adjustable steering and a 4.3-inch touch screen are offered as standard equipment. This model’s handling has been specifically calibrated to suit the European market.
Hyundai thinks that European consumers will like that it offers a “more damped, responsive driving experience.” The Grand Santa Fe will be available with a single powertrain option, a 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. It will deliver 194bhp and will have 192g/km of CO2 emissions.
Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, said that the release of the Grand Santa Fe will contribute in meeting the increasing demand for E-segment SUV models in Europe.