Storm Edge is the name of a new design language Hyundai has come up with to gradually replace the Fluidic Sculpture with. Features of this new philosophy include hexagonal grille, wider front and rear bumpers and more swoopy lines instead of sharp edges. On the evidence of what we see here, it works. The new Santa Fe is a very good-looking car. It’s not in anyway lavish or charming, but it’s a goof design, period.
In this new trailer Hyundai tries to tell us more about the edge of the storm:
The New Generation Santa Fe’s powertrain line-up has been developed to suit the demands of European customers, with three engines at launch covering 80% of demand in the region’s D-SUV segment.
The range-topping diesel engine remains Hyundai’s 2,2-litre ‘R’ diesel engine featuring a variable geometry turbo (VGT). This all-aluminium, powerplant generates 200ps and 431Nm of torque, and Hyundai’s engineers have reduced the CO2 emissions to 145 g/km – among the lowest in the segment. With this powerful engine, the new Santa Fe delivers strong performance, accelerating from 0 to 100 kph in 9,4 seconds (manual transmission, 2WD).
Hyundai will also offer a smaller, 2,0-litre ‘R’ diesel engine with VGT which completes the diesel line-up. Developing 150ps and delivering 382Nm of torque, this refined powerplant emits just 155g/km of CO2 emissions when applied to the Hyundai Santa Fe. A ‘Theta II’ 2,4-litre GDI engine will offer European customers a petrol alternative. Its maximum power (193ps) and modest CO2 emissions of 197 g/km again set the New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe apart as a segment leader.