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Hyundai Santa Fe SR

Hyundai Santa Fe SR due early 2015

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17th October, 2014

From the first quarter of next year, the 2015 Santa Fe line-up will include a sporty SR version of the popular SUV, which joins the acclaimed Veloster SR Turbo, i30 SR and Accent SR in the Hyundai range.

Featuring an eye-catching sports body kit, Brembo brakes, H&R performance springs, matt-black Oz Racing wheels and Michelin Latitude Tour high-performance tyres, the Santa Fe SR is the ideal ‘range topper’ for Hyundai’s sporting SR sub-brand.

Using the Santa Fe sports package formulated by Hyundai Motor Corporation’s Customising Team in Korea as a base, the new SR flagship of Hyundai’s outstanding SUV also came in for some Australia-focused development work.

The SR’s Brembo brakes feature four-piston monobloc front callipers and two-piston rears. Overall disc diameter and thickness also have been increased. The result is a marked improvement in stopping power over the standard 2015 Santa Fe’s already-impressive braking performance.

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Dimensions of the Sport Pack’s new 19” Oz Racing Versilia performance alloy wheels are unchanged over those available on the top-spec 2015 Santa Fe Highlander. However, the new wheels offer better calliper clearance than the standard wheels.

“Plus they look great,” says Andrew Tuitahi. “The matt finish and distinctive styling really makes the red Brembo callipers ‘pop’.”

The new Hyundai Santa Fe SR features high-performance 235/55 R19 Michelin Latitude Tour tyres.

"For the Santa Fe SR we’re sticking with the standard engine while offering unique, sportier styling, improved braking performance and higher-specification tyres," says Tuitahi. "Combined, these attributes make a significant difference in terms of lateral grip and cornering, and so too do the springs in terms of feel and response.”

“I think we’ve ticked a lot of the right boxes. In terms of sports SUVs, at our price point I don’t think there are any direct competitors for this vehicle.”

Pricing for the Santa Fe SR will be announced closer to launch in Q1 2015.


Specifications are subject to change without notice.



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