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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Previewed Ahead Of New York Auto Show

 
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) teaser

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) teaser

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We’ve known for a while that a new, completely redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45 for European readers) was in the works thanks to the sighting of numerous prototypes and even an inadvertent leak a few months back.

Hyundai has now released two images of its new crossover, while also confirming that it will be unveiled next month at the 2012 New York Auto Show before going on sale later in the year as a 2013 model.

Hyundai has also revealed that the 2013 Santa Fe will debut its latest design language dubbed "Storm Edge".

Described as an evolution of the current “Fluidic Design” theme, Storm Edge adds some sharper and more pronounced creases to create a futuristic and urban-style look.

The design of the latest 2013 Santa Fe also adopts Hyundai’s new hexagonal grille, complete with a shiny chrome three-bar pattern. LED detailing also features prominently in the fog lights.

In terms of powertrains, expect the current Santa Fe' four-cylinder and V-6 units to carry over but with several revisions, such as the addition of direct-injection technology to make them more powerful yet more fuel efficient.

Additionally, Hyundai may follow Ford’s lead and install its hot 274-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo engine in the new Santa Fe to give it a better chance against the competition, though we still don't have official confirmation on this. Also unconfirmed is whether Hyundai will choose to bring back its third row seating option on the Santa Fe after dropping it in 2009.

Stay tuned for an update.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) teaser

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe (ix45) teaser

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  1. At first glance, I believed this was a Mercedes. From the side glance, it resembles the Audi Q5. I'm becoming more and more impressed with Hyundai. Bravo!
     
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  2. I'm glad to see Hyundai giving the Santa Fe the attention it's given to most of its lineup in the last couple of years. I expected big things for the next Santa Fe and it looks like Hyundai delivered! I dare say Hyundai and Kia are outdoing their European competition in styling. Audi appears to be the role model for the Koreans, which is a great thing since Mercedes and BMW are trying too hard and VW is too conservative now. As much as I love European cars, I'm thinking my next vehicles will be a Hyundai or a Kia! The quality and styling of their latest products are much improved, as is the dealer experience, and then there's still that great warranty. I don't think you can go wrong with either brand these days!
     
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  3. Hyundai clearly shows a passion in what they're doing.
    They are about the most exciting car company out there in terms of anticipating that they'll do next.
    All their cars that I sat in at the auto show were outstanding and the Genesis and Equus were incredible.
    Hyundai just may be the next up and coming brand to compete with Lexus, MB, BMW, etc... if they aren't already.
     
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  4. Good job, the lines make it look smaller than it really is!!!
     
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  5. Kia and Hyundai have fantastic designs...of that there can be no doubt. Unfortunately they just arent as good as the Europeans in the end. i recently was happy to pay the premium price for a tiguan over a Sprortage because other than maybe its fat boy looks the Sportage has nothing on the Tiguan
     
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