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Frankfurt Motor Show 2015: Updated Santa Fe breaks cover

Published 15 September 2015

Hyundai has confirmed a raft of updates for the Santa Fe at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The revised crossover gets new exterior styling, more safety kit and lower running costs.

The Santa Fe retains its 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine, but the four-cylinder diesel has been re-tuned to develop 200PS and 440Nm of torque, while running costs have been lowered with CO2 emissions of 149g/km and economy of 49mpg. The engine is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a six-speed automatic is available as an option. 

Hyundai has also sharpened the exterior, with sleeker lines, sweptback headlights and a larger hexagonal grille. LED daytime running lights are also available, framed with new silver trim while the rear lamps feature a fresh LED graphic. The crossover also gets new bumpers and a larger rooftop spoiler, along with a new range of 17, 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Hyundai has improved the Santa Fe's safety kit, with three stage automatic emergency braking that will warn the driver, gradually increasing the braking force and finally apply the brakes fully to avoid a collision. Other safety tech includes blind spot detection, active cruise control and Around View Monitor, which uses a series of strategically-located cameras to present the driver with a complete 360-degree view of the car.

Alongside the safety upgrades, passengers sitting in the new car’s second row of sliding seats benefit from greater space as an extra 15mm has been added to the travel of the seat, boosting the adjustment to 270mm.

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