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17th September, 2014

  • 2015 upgrade brings new technologies and updated appearance
  • New technology, safety and convenience features on some models include:
    - Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS)
    - Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
    - Hands-free Smart Tailgate
    - Ventilated front seats
    - Panoramic sunroof with ‘ignition off’ function
    - Daytime Running Lights
  • Same seven-seater practicality, five-star safety, benchmark drivetrains and locally-tuned suspension
  • Convincing value-for-money appeal now incorporates Hyundai’s new Lifetime Capped Price Servicing and 10-year Roadside Assistance

Hyundai’s seven-seater Santa Fe has been substantially upgraded for 2015, with even more advanced features on offer.

The 2015 Santa Fe offers the same quality, safety, driveability, affordability, owner peace of mind and practicality that won its predecessor a loyal band of owners.

However, its significant model year 2015 enhancements – together with Hyundai’s recently-announced Lifetime Capped Price Servicing and 10-year Roadside Assist – mean Hyundai’s impressive seven-seater SUV now offers even better value for money.

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The 2015 Santa Fe brings a darker chrome grille, together with rakish new Daytime Running Lights and Cornering Lights across the three-level Santa Fe range. These subtle new features further enhance the Santa Fe’s refined and aerodynamic Fluidic Sculpture design.

The updated vehicle retains Hyundai’s stylish 17-inch (Active), 18-inch (Elite) and 19-inch (Highlander) alloy wheels. Especially important in an SUV, all three equipment levels still come as standard with a full-sized alloy spare wheel.


The 2015 Santa Fe’s new technology and premium convenience features are impressive. Both mid-spec Elite and flagship Highlander model now come standard with Hyundai’s Smart Tailgate, with hands-free operation. Rather than requiring a foot-sweep under the rear bumper, as used by other such systems in this class, the Santa Fe’s tailgate is operated by the sensor in the vehicle’s proximity key. Stand near the back of the car for a short three seconds and the boot opens automatically!

The top-spec 2015 Santa Fe Highlander ups the technology ante even further with standard Lane Departure Warning and – perhaps most convenient of all – Hyundai Smart Parking Assist, which parks the vehicle automatically. The Santa Fe now also comes with Front Parking Sensors.

The 2015 Santa Fe’s Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) uses an ultrasonic wave sensor to measure an available parking space and automatically controls the steering wheel when the vehicle is in reverse gear. The system offers high levels of convenience to drivers who might otherwise be apprehensive about reverse parking. SPAS detects obstacles at the front and rear of the vehicle while calculating optimal parking distances from the kerb as well as from vehicles parked in front of and behind the Santa Fe.

The vehicle’s new Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) activates a warning light and alarm in the event of an unintended lane departure.

The 2015 Santa Fe Highlander’s technologically advanced standard convenience features now also include ventilated leather/leatherette front seats and a panoramic sunroof which now allows operation after the vehicle is switched off.

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The 2015 Santa Fe retains its predecessor’s drivetrain, braking and driver-adjustable steering systems together with its impressive locally-tuned suspension technology.

Vehicle dimensions and kerb weights remain unchanged.

Engine choice is: Theta-II 2.4-litre (141kW and 242Nm) GDi petrol or R2.2-litre CRDi turbo-diesel (145kW and 421Nm in manual form, 436Nm for the automatic), both are powerful and economical four-cylinder units.

A six-speed manual transmission (Active equipment level only) and advanced six-speed automatic with electronic sequential manual mode (available in Active, Elite and Highlander levels) share Hyundai’s advanced Active On-Demand 4WD system, which features Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC). This ATCC delivers torque vectoring by using an active AWD coupling combined with the braking system to immediately and transparently reduce understeer and improve lateral stability.

Benchmark performance and driveability are made even more appealing by the 2.2-litre CRDi-engined 2015 Santa Fe’s combined 6.6L/100km (six-speed manual) and 7.3L/100km (six-speed automatic) fuel economy rating and the 2.4-litre GDI’s combined 9.0L/100km (six-speed manual and auto) fuel consumption rating.

“The award-winning Santa Fe has been a success story for Hyundai in Australia since its launch in 2012 and the upgraded version for 2015 should help maintain that strong sales performance,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Director of Marketing, Oliver Mann. “We’re proud of the vehicle’s refinement, practicality, performance and value.”









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* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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