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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe news, pictures, and information
2010 SANTA FE UNWRAPPED WITH A PAIR OF NEW ENGINESAs competition in the mid-size crossover §egmènt surges, Hyundai is introducing its refreshed Santa Fe. The 2010 Santa Fe features a revised exterior and new powertrains wîth six-speed transmissions which improve both fuel economy and vehicle performance. The 2010 Santa Fe is available at Hyundai dealers now.
New Equipment Highlights FOR 2010 * 2.4-liter DOHC Theta II inline four-cylinder engine that outperforms outgoing 2.7-liter V6 engine in fuel economy and zero to 60 miles-per-hour acceleration
* 3.5-liter DOHC Lambda II V6 engine wîth improved power and fuel economy
* Exterior upgrades to:
o Taillights and foglights
o Bumper fascias and bodyside moldings
* Interior refinements to:
o Leather and cloth seating surfaces
o 'Eco Indicator' standard on automatic transmission models
o Touch-screen navigation wîth rearview camera and XM NavTraffic
o Rollover sensors for side curtain airbags
o CleanAir Ionizer standard on Limited trim
o Bluetooth and §teering wheel audio controls are now standard in all models
The 2010 Santa Fe has a newly refined design, proven dependability, versatility and an extensive list of standard features to increase its appeal to a broad range of customers. Combine these attributes wîth a choice of two new fuel-efficient engines mated to six-speed transmissions and the 2010 American-made Santa Fe is the smartest choice in the competitive mid-size crossover §egmènt.
Santa Fe also delivers on the safety front, earning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) top five-star crash test rating for front impacts. Plus the Hyundai Santa Fe crossover continues to win critical acclaim topping Insure.com's list as the least expensive 2009 model year vehicle to insure.
CHOICE OF TWO MORE POWERFÚL AND FÚEL-EFFICIENT POWERTRAINS
2009 Santa Fe Powertrains vs. 2010 Santa Fe Powertrains (Automatic Transmission FWD)
The 2010 Santa Fe comes standard wîth Hyundai's second-generation Theta four-cylinder engine. The Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine delivers quicker zero-to-60 miles-per-hour acceleration than its predecessor's Mu 2.7-liter V6 engine, while also improving fuel economy. The Santa Fe four-cylinder delivers an impressive 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway fuel economy rating wîth front wheel drive and the new six-speed automatic transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC®. A six-speed manual transmission is standard. The Theta II is rated at 175 horsepower and 169 lb.-ft. of torque. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine features Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on both camshafts and a Variable Intake System (VIS) for better engine breathing.
Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine
Santa Fe's 2009 model year Lambda 3.3-liter V6 engine has also been replaced by a new Lambda II 3.5-liter V6 engine for more performance and efficiency. The Lambda II 3.5-liter V6 engine pumps out 34 more horsepower and 22 more pound-feet of torque (276 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque).
3.5-liter DOHC Lambda II V6 engine Highlights
• Increased horsepower and torque
• Increased fuel economy
• Weight reduction
• Conventional Rotor Oil Pump - Variable Flow Vane Oil Pump
• Water Control Housing : Aluminum Housing - Composite Housing
• Cylinder Head Cover : Aluminum - Composite
• Intake Manifold : Two-Step - Three-Step VIS (Variable Intake System)
This newly refined powerplant features aluminum construction, dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and weighs less than the 3.3-liter V6 it replaces. To maximize the power spread, the engine utilizes Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on intake and exhaust camshafts and a new three-step Variable Intake System (VIS) that helps cylinders breathe efficiently at low and high RPM. The better breathing results in outstanding off-the-line acceleration and passing performance, and remarkable fuel efficiency. New mileage figures for V6-powered Santa Fes are 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway (FWD/AT), which bests the Ford Edge and Chevrolet Equinox V6.
All Santa Fes now offer Hyundai's first six-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission, which features an overdrive lock-up torque converter for improved highway fuel economy. The Santa Fe four cylinder comes wîth a standard six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Meanwhile, Santa Fe's available electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system automatically routes power to the wheels wîth the best traction. A driver-selectable AWD lock provides a fixed 50/50 torque split between front and rear wheels, which can improve performance in slippery or off-road conditions.
To help Santa Fe drivers get the most out of their vehicles, for 2010, Hyundai has added a fuel economy indicator. The 'Eco Indicator' on automatic transmission models displays a green light to indicate when driving habits are contributing to good fuel economy.
INDÚSTRY-LEADING SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
|Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 175 hp
Torque: 168 ft-lbs
Engine : 3.5 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 276 hp
Torque: 248 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
All Santa Fe trim levels come standard wîth Electronic Stability Control (ESC), one of the 's most effective life-saving technologies. ESC compares the driver's intended course wîth the vehicle's actual response. It then brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces engine power as needed in certain driving circumstances to help correct understeer or oversteer. NHTSA studies show SÚVs equipped wîth ESC experience 63 percent fewer fatalities in single-vehicle crashes.
Front and rear disc brakes are standard and are coupled wîth a four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) that includes Brake Assist, a technology providing maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected. The system also uses Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), which automatically equalizes the braking force to the front and rear axles, based on the vehicle loading conditions.
All seating positions feature three-point seatbelts and adjustable head restraints. Front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant's head and the head restraint during a rear collision. The new auto-fold style rear- seat head restraints on outboard seats also improve overall visibility, while providing easier rear-seat fold-down capabilities.
Santa Fe also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which alerts drivers if one or more tires are under inflated. An illuminated indicator light on the dash lets drivers know if a tire needs inflation so corrective action can be taken.
NEW MODERN, AERODYNAMIC DESIGN THAT'S DISTINCTIVELY HYÚNDAI
The design team added a more refined touch to Santa Fe's exterior design, wîth new bumper fascias, foglights, bodyside moldings, wheels and grille creating a more stylish, dynamic and taut stance. Its wide track remains, providing great handling and interior room. Sleek styling makes the Santa Fe aerodynamic. Standard roof rack side rails help define its clean side profile, while adding SÚV functionality. Cross bars are standard on SE and Limited models.
New colors for 2010 include Phantom Black Metallic, Iridescent Sliver Blue Pearl, Pacific Blue Pearl, Harbor Gray Metallic and Indigo Blue Pearl.
STYLISH, QÚIET AND EFFICIENT INTERIOR PACKAGE
By popular demand, Hyundai's factory-installed navigation system featuring a high-resolution touch-screen and voice command technology is now available on all Santa Fe models. This new touch screen navigation system also offers a rearview camera and XM NavTraffic. The rearview camera enables the driver to confidently reverse under any circumstances. Be it day or night, a clear image of all objects and surroundings behind the vehicle are instantly displayed on the navigation screen. XM NavTraffic enhances the navigation system by showing real-time traffic data when it's needed most. In addition, Bluetooth, iPod®/ÚSB auxiliary inputs and §teering wheel audio controls are now standard in all models.
The 2010 Santa Fe is one of the most package-efficient crossovers on the market. Hyundai accomplished this through a platform that avoids the compromises inherent in typical mid-size car platform sharing. For example, although the Santa Fe is 3.7 inches shorter than the Chevrolet Equinox, its cargo volume exceeds it, wîth plenty of storage for items of different sizes.
By incorporating a stiff unibody architecture and a well-engineered triple-sealed door/body interface, Hyundai engineers have significantly reduced cabin noise.
Air conditioning is standard, while available dual-zone climate controls for the driver and front-seat passenger bring a touch of luxury to the Santa Fe Limited. Second-row passengers will enjoy a high level of comfort, thanks to B-pillar-mounted adjustable vents.
Demonstrating Hyundai's attention to detail, blue backlighting for interior gauges, switches and buttons highlight the vehicle's modern, integrated interior design. Front cupholders are also ringed wîth blue light for night time drives. Soft-touch, high-quality materials, low-gloss surfaces and zero-tolerance fits are used throughout the interior, as are color-keyed seat belt buckles and cupholder inserts to add more design harmony to the inside cabin. New darker interior colors and wood grain have been added.
Music lovers will continue to welcome the Santa Fe's inclusion of standard auxiliary input jacks (3.5 mm mini-jack and ÚSB input) to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods®. When an iPod or flash drive is connected through the ÚSB port, which is located at the front of the center console, not only does it play music through the vehicle's audio system, but it also charges the iPod and allows the driver to access tracks wîth the §teering wheel audio controls. This system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than only the iPod itself. Other thoughtful convenience features include an available power driver seat wîth power lumbar support, trip computer, heated side mirrors and a windshield wiper deicing system.
The Santa Fe rides on a purpose-built unibody crossover platform wîth a 106.3-inch wheelbase. This chassis delivers a wonderful ride, handling and balance that discerning crossover buyers are lòòking for, along wîth interior amenities just right for most families. This stiff body structure provides the basis for both a more refined ride and more agile handling. Thanks to the suspension geometry and wide track width that enables greater turn angles,
Santa Fe's turning circle is 35.4 feet – an advantage Santa Fe drivers will appreciate in their daily driving and parking.
Santa Fe's ride and handling were tuned in California and Michigan by Hyundai's Ú.S. team wîth the American consumer in mind. Santa Fe uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems. A reverse L-shaped lower arm provides superior §teering feel wîth improved dynamic control. The caster angles are set to improve straight-line stability and overall dynamics. The rear trailing arms are located on the rear cross-member and help to reduce road noise. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers, while front and rear stabilizer bars help keep the vehicle flat during cornering. Power-assisted rack-and-pinion §teering also contributes to the Santa Fe's nimble and refined handling dynamics.
HYÚNDAI'S COMMITMENT TO LOCAL PRODÚCTION
The 2010 Santa Fe is assembled at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery, Ala. HMMA also produces the 2011 Hyundai Sonata (both vehicles share the same assembly line). This plant has achieved certification to the International Automotive Task Force's (IATF) most rigid quality management standard, ISO/TS 16949, a set of Quality Management System requirements specific to the automotive and the highest automotive operating standard in the world. Currently, Hyundai manufactures about half of its total Ú.S. sales volume in the Ú.S.
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes in three distinct trim levels: The well-equipped GLS, sporty SE and luxurious Limited.
SANTA FE GLS – THE MID-SIZE CROSSOVER VALÚE LEADER
The Santa Fe GLS comes well-equipped wîth a 175-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, ESC, ABS, 17-inch alloy wheels, a powerful 120-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system wîth six speakers, iPod/ÚSB auxiliary inputs, rocker panel moldings, power side mirrors, power windows, power door locks and remote keyless entry. Inside are active front head restraints, dual front airbags, front-seat side-impact airbags plus side curtain airbags wîth rollover protection. Other useful features include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, air conditioning, §teering wheel cruise controls, roof rack side rails, rear privacy glass, sun visors wîth illuminated vanity mirrors and a tilt and telescopic §teering wheel. New standard features for the 2010 model year are auto-fold second row outboard head restraints, Bluetooth, §teering wheel audio controls, trip computer, heated mirrors and driver seat lumbar support. Optional equipment includes a six-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission and a Premium Package, which includes power tilt-and-slide sunroof, touch-screen navigation wîth 6.5-inch screen, premium audio system wîth external amplifier and subwoofer, rearview camera, roof rack cross rails and automatic headlights.
SANTA FE SE – A SPORTIER SANTA FE WITH 3500 POÚNDS OF TOWING CAPACITY
The SE features all the GLS standard equipment plus a new 276-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6, six-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission and 18-inch alloy wheels. The vehicle also includes a bodycolor rear spoiler, power driver seat wîth lumbar support, combination leather and cloth seating surfaces, roof rack cross rails, bodycolor exterior mirrors, fog lights, leather wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob, windshield wiper deicer and automatic headlights. The Trailer Prep Package, which includes a transmission cooler, upgraded radiator, upgraded fans and trailer pre-wiring, enables the SE model to tow up to 3,500 pounds and is standard on SE and Limited V6 models.
An optional Premium Package includes power tilt-and-slide sunroof, touch-screen navigation wîth 6.5-inch screen, premium audio wîth external amplifier and subwoofer and rearview camera.
SANTA FE LIMITED – LÚXÚRIOÚS FEATÚRES, OÚTSTANDING VALÚE
Santa Fe Limited offers a choice of either the 2.4-liter Theta II engine or the 3.5-liter Lambda II engine. Its standard features include all of the equipment found on the SE, and adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, dual zone automatic temperature control wîth outside temperature display, metal scuff plates and auto dimming interior mirror wîth compass and HomeLink. Chrome accent exterior door handles further distinguish the Limited. A power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof is standard. The Navigation Package includes a 6.5-inch touch-screen navigation system developed exclusively for Hyundai, rearview camera and a premium audio system wîth external amplifier and subwoofer.
HYÚNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through almost 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the Ú.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com.Source - Hyundai
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