Art + Technology = The Artynology of the Grand Santa Fe
Space is a big consideration when it comes to choosing a big SUV but can you transform that space into a fun family den on wheels?
Hyundai says you can.
Function must meld with emotion. A car becomes a “Life Space” where every member of the family can relax and enjoy the drive. Applying its signature design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture, Hyundai designed its first grand family SUV, the Grand Santa Fe. Suddenly, mobility becomes a work of art.
Art meets technology at Hyundai. Hyundai Artynology is an expression of refined and dynamic styling that captures the powerful movement and emotion from all things fluidic and artistic. No detail is overlooked. The smart balance of pleasure and power emphasizes the grandness of every drive. The Hyundai Grand Santa Fe raises driving to the level of art.
Testimony to this is the 2013 Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, “Storm Edge,” was cited in the transportation category for its dynamic character lines and bold design—features that Hyundai further built upon to come up with the ultimate mobile sculpture.
The newest variant of Hyundai’s multi-awarded crossover SUV cuts a figure of quiet confidence as it is both luxurious and powerful, geared to thrill the driver with its unbridled road performance.
What can motorists expect from this new generation Hyundai SUV?
For starters, the Grand Santa Fe sports a bold new front design with refreshed styling for the radiator grille, fog lamp, and front bumper. The rear is just as eye-catching with new LED rear combination lamps, rear garnish, and dual muffler-type exhaust pipes. Nineteen-inch alloy wheels amp up its grander, sportier vibe.
Stepping inside the Grand Santa Fe is a world of difference from the earlier models. The body is bigger and extends by 225 millimeters (mm) to offer more leg room and passenger space. The wide and welcoming interiors boast of lavish leather seats, two-tone interior appointments, and driver space fitted with the latest in smart technology for play as well as for serious piloting. On the second row, the six-seat configuration features large captain seats that you can slide and recline. Two can easily fit in the best seats of the house. In addition, the driver’s seat features a built-in IMS or Integrated Memory Seat function that automatically recalls seat and side mirror positions. To top off a fully customized grand drive, the Grand Santa Fe’s panoramic sunroof got some royal treatment, too. It now offers a wider, seamless view of the open skies. Unlike conventional sunroofs, the center beam was eliminated and now uses motor-driven roller blinds that open up with ease for a smoother, more dramatic effect.
Your Grand Life Space
The Grand Santa Fe likewise makes sure that you have enough space for your life gear. Think: overnight at a posh hotel, surfing escapade, barbecue by the beach, weekend mountain trek. Be spontaneous. The Grand Santa Fe is up for any challenge.
The huge cargo area can swallow up to 634 liters of whatever you might consider bringing along for a trip, and its seats can be configured to make room for all your favorite things. The third row has a 50:50 split folding capacity, while the second row can be folded over to accommodate voluminous cargo, like two mountain bikes or two golf bags.
For long drives, the Grand Santa Fe throws in additional conveniences, like a cool box for refreshments, and a dedicated heater and air conditioner in the third row so that passengers can control the temperature to everyone’s satisfaction. Need to load or unload luggage? Just flick a switch in the driver’s seat and the tailgate will open in a cinch.
Your Grand Drive
Behind the wheel, you realize how easy it is to be the master of the road on your Grand Santa Fe. Start it up with a push of a button and steer as you please with its Flex Steer function that offers three modes of steering—“Normal” for on-road and occasional off-road; “Comfort” for city drives; and “Sport” for challenging terrain. Audio and Bluetooth controls are fitted into the steering wheel, so that you won’t have to fumble for the dials and buttons that are usually positioned elsewhere in the cabin. Driver information is illuminated in signature Hyundai blue inside a sophisticated instrument panel. A 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen and a rear view camera make for smart parking as a monitor shows you the vehicle’s position while you park or back up.
Performance-wise, the Grand Santa Fe promises a grand drive with its 2.2-liter CRDi eVGT engine. Churning top power output of 197 ps at 3,800 rpm, it gets up to speed effortlessly down long stretches of open road, while its maximum torque of 44.5 kg-m at 1,800-2,500 rpm provides that much needed pulling power to undertake uphill and even more demanding drives. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission (H-Matic), this diesel powerhouse offers exceptional driving satisfaction and fuel economy to ably support the vehicle and give you best-in-class power and performance.
Your Grand Santa Fe
A new grand way to drive is yours in this new Hyundai life space that celebrates elegance, freedom, and the art of driving that makes every journey a masterpiece. And you can choose from this array of colors to express your personal style: Creamy White, Hyper Metallic Silver, Mystic Beige, Arabian Mocha, and Timeless Black.
Visit the nearest authorized Hyundai dealership and know more about the Grand Santa Fe today.