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#2015FrankfurtMotorShow: Santa-Fe Facelift Breaks Cover

The car is expected to be launched in India next year.

Looks like Christmas came early this year. Hyundai has unveiled the India-bound Santa-Fe at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, 2015. The car happens to be one of the most recognizable luxury badges offered by the Korean automaker. On the exterior, the car features Hyundai’s hexagonal front grille, which is finished in chrome. The car flaunts redesigned front and rear bumpers. The foglamps get LED daytime running lights, encased in new silver trim. The headlamps come with xenon projector lamps in a new layout and at the rear, taillights receive a fresh LED graphic.

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The car comes with state-of-the-art safety features, which is keeping in lines with Hyundai Motor’s global safety philosophy. Features like the Autonomous Emergency Braking alerts drivers of unexpected emergency situations and even brakes autonomously, if needed. To offer these high standards of safety the car incorporates equipment like radar and camera sensors. This equipment is used to detect approaching vehicles, provide a 360 view, eliminate blind spot and forecast and avoid an imminent collision.

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Inside of the Hyundai Santa-Fe is ladened with Korean automakers Audio Visual Navigation system combined with DAB digital radio and Infinity Premium sound. It is evident that Hyundai is all set to deliver a high-quality interface to the passengers. The Infinity Premium Surround Audio system comes with 12 speakers, which are capable of producing  630 Watts. The car also comes with QuantumLogic Surround (QLS) that provides a multi-dimensional surround sound experience. To enhance the passenger comfort and convenience, passengers will get adjustable second row of sliding seats that will help deliver an extra 15 mm of travel, that adds to a total adjustment of 270 mm.

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The new Santa Fe comes with the 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine, which happens to be the more powerful unit in Hyundai’s stable. The standard engine has been tweaked to produce 200bhp and 440 Nm of torque. In the petrol variant, the improved Theta II 2.4-litre engine will deliver 187bhp and 241 Nm of torque. The power plants will be mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission with an option for a six-speed automatic transmission.