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Hyundai shows sketches of next Santa Fe

By SYF77 on 21 Mar 2012

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The second generation Santa Fe has been with us since 2007. Now, Hyundai is preparing to launch its replacement at the upcoming 2012 New York International Auto Show in April by releasing two exterior images of the side and front quarter. These images clearly show the design language of the new mid-size crossover.

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Code named DM in Korea, the Santa Fe is the latest model to incorporate Hyundai's new Fluidic Sculpture design language with an aggressive style which Hyundai calls ‘Storm Edge’. Up front, we find Hyundai's familiar hexagonal grille, which I feel looks rather ‘audi-sh’. The sharp lines at the side profile give the new model a muscular and aerodynamic stance. Hyundai hints that the brand’s next-generation SUVs will adopt such design direction.

Hyundai mentioned in a statement that the new Santa Fe “is expected to be a hit in the global SUV market, offering the best value to customers in every aspect, with its differentiated design, cutting-edge technologies, good fuel economy and practical use of space”.

Engine options are not disclosed at the moment but is rumored to include the 2.0-litre turbocharged, direct-injected petrol engine with 274 hp and 364Nm of torque, which is currently powering the 2.0T version of the Hyundai Sonata in the US.

Hyundai is expected to roll out the new Santa Fe to the global markets after its world premiere in New York. Sales may begin as early as June 2012 as a 2013 model.

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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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