2012 Hyundai Santa Fe to get a redesign facelift this year

Hyundai Motor, a South Korean automobile manufacturing company announced that it believes to market approximately 152,000 vehicles of its redesigned Santa Fe model in the international market. This redesigned sport utility vehicle will set new benchmarks in its segment, with its sleek design. With its introduction, the South Korean automaker launched the single model in the global market. Nevertheless, Hyundai’s domestic sales are pretty susceptible as Seoul has affirmed its approval over free trade contracts with Europe and America. Because of this contract, other automobile manufacturing companies from across the globe are assisted for accessing the South Korea’s automotive market that was a fortunate place for trading historically.

After the introduction of the redesigned version of 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, Mr. Kim Choong-Ho, Chief Executive Officer at Hyundai stated that they are sure about placing this sport utility vehicle as a premium vehicle both in overseas as well as home market. In the 3rd generation of this SUV, the South Korean automaker has launched the 1st redesigned variant in past 7 years. It comes with a fully new design Fluidic Sculpture that’s now integrated in plenty of other vehicles available in the company’s lineup. Its new design exhibits arched lines beginning from front fascia to the back.

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
So as to increase sales, the automobile manufacturers are now needed to provide appealing and distinctive design with their vehicles. As per the South Korean automaker, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe will be providing stiff competition to its rival Audi Q5 that’s intended to be introduced in Europe in June this year, in America this July and in China this October.

New Hyundai Santa Fe: Leaked images promise a better look

If one were to go by the images of the new Hyundai Santa Fe, he would realize that this vehicle has been given a new look at the front, with more forceful overtones. This new stylish looking vehicle retains its five passenger hold and is positioned in the premium sub crossover category.

While no specific modifications or updates have been revealed by the Korean Automotive giant, one can expect a detailed report at the upcoming New York Auto Show. What we do know is that Hyundai is going with its generic “hexagonal grille”, which bears a resemblance to the one seen on the soon to be introduced Hyundai Sonata. Again a closer look at the images, which have been conveniently leaked, the body has a lavish spend on it with chrome finish.

New Hyundai Santa Fe: Leaked images promise a better look
The front end also reveals chunkier bumpers with larger fog lamps, with adjacently housed LED motoring lights. The rear end has new LED taillights which have been integrated within its tailgate and rear fender. The side panels match the overall forceful look of this vehicle with a convex window line and radiating wheel arches. Hyundai prides itself on its safety features and it’s a foregone conclusion that the same safety, if not improved features, will be incorporated into this vehicle. The safety features already incorporated include six airbags, electronic stability control in high and low speeds, anti-lock brakes and automatic tyre pressure indicators.

The interiors are also most certainly up for a makeover. The new Santa Fe will likely have a plusher interior with ergonomically designed seats with fully reclining back rests, a full six speaker audio system, adjustable steering wheel, brightly lid LED panels and open flip glove compartment.