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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Range, Enhanced - (Australia)

October 28th, 2008
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Hyundai is releasing details of its 2009 Santa Fe SUV range that includes numerous exterior and interior enhancements. The 2009 Santa Fe range provides the most fuel-efficient AWD in its segment^ with excellent levels of safety equipment including ESP Stability Control and 6 airbags as standard across the range. The 2009 Santa Fe range is the ideal family SUV, while its Green Diesel technology offers excellent fuel economy and an excellent range between refuelling stops. Purpose-built for exploring the great outdoors, the ‘Family Tough’ 2009 Santa Fe range is proof of Hyundai’s continuing value leadership.

2009 Santa Fe – enhanced specification summary:
2009 Santa Fe is available with either 2.7 litre V6 petrol or 2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel engines, and is distinguished by its chrome front grille and door mirrors incorporating side repeaters. Interior changes include an upgraded audio system that incorporates USB audio input with iPod® compatibility and a new high quality black effect finish on the door trims, front fascia and auto transmission surround.

Standard safety equipment includes, on all versions, ESP Stability Control incorporating Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-skid Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), active head restraints for driver and front passenger, 6 airbags including dual front airbags, front side (thorax) airbags and curtain airbags extending to the third row seats.

  • The 2009 Santa Fe range features a ‘torque on-demand’ AWD system which means that power is directed to the rear wheels whenever adverse conditions or loss of traction are detected. Alternatively, the driver can select the ‘4WD’ lock position which permanently locks all four wheels.

2009 Santa Fe also incorporates Hyundai’s Active Locking Operation (HALO) which prevents unwanted entry. HALO features a speed sensing central locking system which automatically locks all doors when the vehicle reaches 40 km/h. The doors will automatically unlock upon key removal from ignition.

Front seat occupants can override the system to easily exit the car.

The 2009 Santa Fe range comes with Australia's first 5 year warranty with unlimited kilometres, whilst also offering a comprehensive 12 months Hyundai Premium Roadside Assist program as standard.

A range of Genuine Hyundai Accessories is available for customers to ensure their 2009 Santa Fe is tailored to their needs. The range includes Reverse Park Assist Sensors, Cargo Liner, Bluetooth® Phone Kit and a Trek ‘n’ Tow suspension kit. All Genuine Hyundai Accessories are covered by Australia’s first 5 year Accessory warranty with unlimited kilometers.

2009 Santa Fe ‘SX’ variants include a 5 seat configuration, 17” 5 spoke alloy wheels and chrome radiator grille, roof rails with ‘one-touch’ slide & click adjustable roof rack cross bars, twin chrome exhaust outlets, blue illuminated instrument cluster, manually adjustable air conditioning with vents in the B pillars for the second row occupants and an integrated dust and pollen filter, a new high quality black effect finish on door trims and front dash, diamond seat fabric, audio system including MP3/WMA/CD and AM/FM tuner with 6 speakers, USB, Auxiliary and iPod® connectivity.

2009 Santa Fe ‘SLX’ variants include the following features over and above Santa Fe ‘SX’ variants: 7 seat configuration with the third row offering independently folding seats for maximum flexibility, front fog lamps, electric heated door mirrors, full auto dual zone climate control with air quality system (that automatically circulates the cabin air if the system detects polluted air outside) that feeds air to all 3 rows of seats (with independent controls for the 3rd row), external temperature display, chilled centre cool box console, conversation mirror for parents to keep an eye on the kids, mesh sports seat fabric and trip computer.

2009 Santa Fe ‘Elite’ variants include the following features over and above Santa Fe ‘SLX’ variants: 18”, 6 spoke alloy wheels, chrome-finished door and tailgate handles, electronic dual stage (tilt/slide) sunroof with interior shade band, rear roof-mounted spoiler with stop lamp, auto dusk-sensing headlights, stamped scuff plates, leather-faced seats with red piping, 10 way driver (including lumbar) and 4 way front passenger electrically adjusted seats, in-dash 6 CD stacker with externally amplified 7 speakers (including sub-woofer) plus electro-chromatic rear view mirror with digital compass.

Santa Fe Genuine Hyundai Trek ‘n’ Tow kit:
Hyundai is releasing a Genuine Hyundai Trek ‘n’ Tow Kit for the 2009 Santa Fe AWD range. The kit can be retro-fitted to current model Santa Fe AWD models.

Comprising a set of four specially graded springs plus 2 x damper units and bumpstops at the rear, Trek ‘n’ Tow enhances AWD Santa Fe models’ already competent off-road performance. The product is perfect for owners who enjoy exploring roads less travelled such as dirt tracks, fire trails, creek beds, mountain tracks and gravel paths, as it raises the vehicle ride height by around 20 mm. Trek ‘n’ Tow is also ideal for those who wish to tow their trailer, caravan or boat as it increases tow ball load to 180 kg (up 30 kg).

Benefits of the Santa Fe Genuine Hyundai Trek ‘n’ Tow kit include:

  • Increased ride height and ground clearance
  • Optimal vehicle attitude when towing
  • Increased ball load from 150kg to 180kg

2009 Santa Fe also incorporates Hyundai’s Active Locking Operation (HALO) which prevents unwanted entry. HALO features a speed sensing central locking system which automatically locks all doors when the vehicle reaches 40 km/h. The doors will automatically unlock upon key removal from ignition.

Front seat occupants can override the system to easily exit the car.

The 2009 Santa Fe range comes with Australia's first 5 year warranty with unlimited kilometres, whilst also offering a comprehensive 12 months Hyundai Premium Roadside Assist program as standard.

A range of Genuine Hyundai Accessories is available for customers to ensure their 2009 Santa Fe is tailored to their needs. The range includes Reverse Park Assist Sensors, Cargo Liner, Bluetooth® Phone Kit and a Trek ‘n’ Tow suspension kit. All Genuine Hyundai Accessories are covered by Australia’s first 5 year Accessory warranty with unlimited kilometers.

2009 Santa Fe ‘SX’ variants include a 5 seat configuration, 17” 5 spoke alloy wheels and chrome radiator grille, roof rails with ‘one-touch’ slide & click adjustable roof rack cross bars, twin chrome exhaust outlets, blue illuminated instrument cluster, manually adjustable air conditioning with vents in the B pillars for the second row occupants and an integrated dust and pollen filter, a new high quality black effect finish on door trims and front dash, diamond seat fabric, audio system including MP3/WMA/CD and AM/FM tuner with 6 speakers, USB, Auxiliary and iPod® connectivity.

2009 Santa Fe ‘SLX’ variants include the following features over and above Santa Fe ‘SX’ variants: 7 seat configuration with the third row offering independently folding seats for maximum flexibility, front fog lamps, electric heated door mirrors, full auto dual zone climate control with air quality system (that automatically circulates the cabin air if the system detects polluted air outside) that feeds air to all 3 rows of seats (with independent controls for the 3rd row), external temperature display, chilled centre cool box console, conversation mirror for parents to keep an eye on the kids, mesh sports seat fabric and trip computer.

2009 Santa Fe ‘Elite’ variants include the following features over and above Santa Fe ‘SLX’ variants: 18”, 6 spoke alloy wheels, chrome-finished door and tailgate handles, electronic dual stage (tilt/slide) sunroof with interior shade band, rear roof-mounted spoiler with stop lamp, auto dusk-sensing headlights, stamped scuff plates, leather-faced seats with red piping, 10 way driver (including lumbar) and 4 way front passenger electrically adjusted seats, in-dash 6 CD stacker with externally amplified 7 speakers (including sub-woofer) plus electro-chromatic rear view mirror with digital compass.

Santa Fe Genuine Hyundai Trek ‘n’ Tow kit:
Hyundai is releasing a Genuine Hyundai Trek ‘n’ Tow Kit for the 2009 Santa Fe AWD range. The kit can be retro-fitted to current model Santa Fe AWD models.

Comprising a set of four specially graded springs plus 2 x damper units and bumpstops at the rear, Trek ‘n’ Tow enhances AWD Santa Fe models’ already competent off-road performance. The product is perfect for owners who enjoy exploring roads less travelled such as dirt tracks, fire trails, creek beds, mountain tracks and gravel paths, as it raises the vehicle ride height by around 20 mm. Trek ‘n’ Tow is also ideal for those who wish to tow their trailer, caravan or boat as it increases tow ball load to 180 kg (up 30 kg).

Benefits of the Santa Fe Genuine Hyundai Trek ‘n’ Tow kit include:

  • Increased ride height and ground clearance
  • Optimal vehicle attitude when towing
  • Increased ball load from 150kg to 180kg

2009 Santa Fe – model range:
2.7 V6 petrol powertrain (available in Santa Fe ‘SX’ 5 seat trim):

  • 138 kW of peak power @ 6,000 rpm
  • 248 Nm peak torque @ 4,000 rpm
  • 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic with Selectronic
  • Fuel consumption* 10.4 litres / 100 km (man), 10.6 litres / 100 km (auto)
  • CO2 emissions 256 g / km (man), 258 g / km (auto)
  • Drives all 4 wheels via electronically controlled on-demand AWD system
  • Towing capacity
    • Braked – 2000kg
    • Unbraked – 750kg

2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel powertrain (available in Santa Fe ‘SX’ 5 seat, ‘SLX’ 7 seat & ‘Elite’ 7 seat trims):

  • 114 kW of peak power @ 4,000 rpm
  • 343 Nm peak torque @ 1,800 to 2,500 rpm
  • 5 speed manual or 5 speed automatic with Selectronic
  • Fuel consumption* 7.3 litres / 100 km (man), 8.2 litres / 100 km (auto)
  • CO2 emissions 198 g / km (man), 217 g / km (auto 5 seat), 218 g / km (auto 7 seat)
  • Drives all 4 wheels via electronically controlled on-demand AWD system
  • Towing capacity
    • Braked – 2000kg
    • Unbraked – 750

2009 Santa Fe range – recommended retail prices:
The 2009 Santa Fe adds features and value, but sees no price change over the previous Santa Fe range:

  • Santa Fe SX 2.7 V6 petrol 5 seat 5 speed manual $33,990 RRP
  • Santa Fe SX 2.7 V6 petrol 5 seat 4 speed auto $35,990 RRP
  • Santa Fe SX 2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel 5 seat 5 speed manual $36,990 RRP
  • Santa Fe SX 2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel 5 seat 5 speed auto $38,990 RRP
  • Santa Fe SLX 2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel 7 seat 5 speed auto $41,990 RRP
  • Santa Fe Elite 2.2 CRDi turbo Diesel 7 seat 5 speed auto $46,990 RRP
  • Optional metallic / mica paint $375 RRP

3.3 V6 petrol 2WD powertrain:
The 2007 Santa Fe 3.3 V6 2WD will continue at run-out pricing until new models arrive.
^Source: JATO Dynamics

*Source: ADR 81/01 static laboratory combined average city & highway cycle test. Fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.


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