A modest model update has been made for the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe, with more technology packed into the popular SUV, and some tweaks made to the styling.
The Hyundai Santa Fe takes a 6.1 per cent market of the Australian large sub-$70k SUV segment, competing with the likes of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota Kluger. To give it some stronger ammunition against its rivals Hyundai has packed together more equipment for the MY2015 version.
The range-topping Highlander now comes standard with ventilated front seats with heating and cooling functions, a panoramic glass roof, while the mid-spec Elite and Highlander get Smart Tailgate hands-free opening.
Highlander models also get lane departure warning to help avoid collisions when changing lanes, and Smart Parking Assist which is capable of parking the SUV automatically.
As for the styling updates, the 2015 model gets new daytime running lights, a darker chrome grille for the front, and new corner lights which form part of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language.
Under the bonnet the same lineup is carried over from the outgoing range. There’s a 2.4-litre GDi petrol producing 141kW and 242Nm, and a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel producing 145kW and 436Nm.
The petrol unit consumes an average of 9.0L/100km (manual and auto), while the diesel uses 6.6L/100km in manual guise and 7.3L/100km with the automatic.
Prices for the new range are as follows (excluding on-road costs). All models come with lifetime capped-priced servicing and 10 years roadside assistance.
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Active 2.4 petrol manual – $38,490
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Active 2.4 petrol auto – $40,990
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Active 2.2 diesel manual – $41,490
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Active 2.2 diesel auto – $43,990
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite 2.2 diesel auto – $48,490
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander 2.2 diesel auto – $53,240