Evolution Of An Automotive Icon: Two Decades Of The Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Motor is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of Santa Fe, the prominent vehicle which helped place the business as one of the leaders in the worldwide SUV market. Given that its launch in the year 2000, the Santa Fe has become an icon for the brand name, and also Hyundai is having a look back at exactly how its first SUV has actually advanced throughout the years.
Having gotten in car dealerships between East as well as Africa (MEA) markets in 2012, Santa Fe is now in its 4th generation having actually undertaken significant evolution in its style, safety and security and also innovation throughout the years, often leading the way as a flagship for new attributes. This summer, Hyundai will release an enhanced variation of the present generation with new amazed powertrains and significant design updates.
Following its launch two decades years earlier, Santa Fe rapidly turned into one of Hyundai's most preferred versions. Named after a city in the South western UNITED STATE, it was the firm's very first SUV, as well as played an important role in establishing Hyundai in the SUV segment. The Santa Fe has its very own logo design showing the model name and a sunlight, while its name has been carried over to future generations, proceeding its heritage.
Over the past two decades, Hyundai has marketed more than 5,260,000 systems of Santa Fe around the world with over 167,000 units being offered in MEA.
Bang Sun Jeong, Hyundai's Vice Head of state of Middle East and Africa stated: "The Santa Fe was Hyundai's first SUV, as well as it is one of our longest-running version lines, making it a crucial design not only around the world, yet likewise in MEA"
Santa Fe has won a few awards throughout the years in the area including the "Finest Mid-Size Family Members SUV 2019" by PR Arabia National Car Honor 2018/2019.
Jeong included: "For Hyundai it is a vehicle symbol which continues to evolve in terms of style, technology, roominess and also comfort. With this most current advancement, Santa Fe preserves its standing as a flagship design in our broad SUV portfolio, and better highlights our heritage in SUVs while likewise relocating the video game forward with its development as well as electrification."
First-generation Santa Fe (2000-2006): the initial record-breaker
Hyundai introduced the Santa Fe to European audiences for the first time at the 2000 Geneva Motor Program. In 2001, not long after the first model was generated Hyundai had to ramp up manufacturing due to the frustrating need in the US.
In 2003, in action to customer demand for even more driving performance, Hyundai upgraded Santa Fe with a more effective engine as well as a computer-controlled 4x4 system
Second-generation Santa Fe (2006-2012): even more power, even more room, and an upgraded safety and security system.
The second-generation Santa Fe was gone for the North American International Electric Motor Show in January 2006. It included a new 2.2-liter diesel-powered engine and an updated 2.7-liter gasoline-powered V6.
The second-generation Santa Fe supplied a collection of substantial safety upgrades, which continued Hyundai's management in standardising the market's most effective innovations. Digital Stability Control (ESC), an anti-lock stopping system (ABS), side-curtain airbags for all seating rows, a tyre pressure monitor, and also energetic front head restraints currently came as requirement.
Third-generation Santa Fe (2012-2018): improved safety and improved connectivity
The third-generation Santa Fe was a huge step forward for Hyundai, as it offered even greater comfort as well as quality, re-tuned engines as well as enhanced effectiveness. It likewise boasted a renewed unibody crossover platform.
Hyundai strengthened its commitment to offering its customers with class-leading security attributes which included a costs braking package, which consisted of four-wheel disc brakes, an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Help and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
Fourth-generation Santa Fe (2018-present): SmartSense safety and security features and also a vibrant new design
Building on the success of its previous generations, in 2018 Hyundai introduced the fourth-generation Santa Fe. Its premium feeling is highlighted by its prominent look, while it is outfitted with one of the most sophisticated technology along with best-in-class safety functions and extraordinary roominess.
Geared up with Hyundai's most recent SmartSense modern technology, the fourth-generation Santa Fe is among the best in its course, as well as it obtained the maximum five-star security ranking from Euro NCAP.
It additionally provides Hyundai's internal established and also industry-first Rear Resident Alert, which makes use of an ultrasonic sensor to identify the motion of children or pets on the back seat and inform the vehicle driver when leaving the vehicle.
One more safety and security attribute is Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, which checks a 180-degree location behind the lorry, warning the motorist and applying the brakes if required to avoid collisions.
The All-New Santa Fe includes HTRAC, Hyundai's advanced 4x4 system with an improved torque application relying on wheel hold and the rate of vehicle.
The continuing renovations the Santa Fe has actually gone through over the past twenty years show Hyundai's dedication to creating high quality products with the most recent attributes for its consumers. More information on the improved 4th generation will certainly be revealed in the near future.