Come the 2012 New York Auto Show scheduled to happen in early April, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Fluidic Crossover SUV will be unveiled. But before that, there have been a series of leaks about this hotly anticipated Hyundai SUV and the latest one is that of the crossover’s brochure hitting the interweb. One big detail emerging through this brochure is that the 2013 Santa Fe Fluidic Crossover will be available in 7 seater guise also, along with the five seater variant, as has been the case wit the existing variant.
This apart, the 2013 Santa Fe gets a range of class leading features to help it stand head and shoulders above the competition. While we have reported about the much more powerful 2.2 Liter gamma R-diesel engine on the 2013 Santa Fe good for 225 Bhp and 500 Nm, the crossover now gets a range of new safety features like lane departure warning and a knee airbag as the improved. Also, the crossovers gets LED front and rear lamps along with an automatic parking function, which will help parking the Santa Fe in crowded areas a breeze.
The Santa Fe Fluidic features Hyundai’s BlueLink multimedia interface system which allows for smartphones to connect to the crossover’s entertainment module. Also, the 2013 Santa Fe will be available with a highly fuel efficient 2 liter R-diesel engine which is touted to deliver a stunning 17 Kmpl. This engine pumps out a peak power output of 182 Bhp and a peak torque output of 392 Nm. The Santa Fe Fluidic with the 2 Liter R-diesel could be positioned as a cut price variant in 2 wheel drive guise.
In the Indian market, Hyundai launched the Santa Fe crossover in late 2010, and after initially importing this SUV into the country as a completely built unit(CBU), Hyundai now assembles the Santa Fe from completely knocked down(CKD) kits. The 2013 Santa Fe is available with a 2.2 Liter turbo diesel engine with both a manual as well as automatic transmission variants. Expect the 2013 Santa Fe Fluidic to bow into the Indian market as well, in the next one year or so.