'06 Hyundai Santa Fe

Discussion in 'Asian Forums' started by GrimBeaver, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Spy Shots: ‘06 Hyundai Santa Fe

    By the end of 2005 Hyundai will release the new Santa Fe model. It will replace the current Santa Fe, which has been on the market since 2001. Prototypes of the new car are being tested these days on the German autobahn as well as on snow and frozen lakes in Northern Scandinavia

    With the new Hyundai Tucson filling the role of compact SUV in the model lineup, Hyundai is now free to grow the Santa Fe in size and move it up to compete with larger SUVs like the Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander. The increased size will allow the Santa Fe to have a third row of seats for the first time. The new Santa Fe will be built on a platform that is shared with the new Hyundai Sonata sedan.

    Styling is all-new and ditches the quirky looks of the current Santa Fe in favor of a modern, bold look with a very large, forward-sloping grille. Fenders sweep back towards the front wheels, making the front end more rounded and adding emphasis to the grille.

    The photos are showing disguised prototypes that were photographed in Germany, as well as a computer image of how the car is expected to look like upon its release.
  2. Honda Pilot anyone?
  3. Looks better than the current generation of santa fe.
  4. You're kidding, right? The first generation had personality, this is turning to be just another boring, common SUV. The first generation Santa Fe was very nice in what concerns to design ( what was a surprise considering the normal lack of identity of korean brand's designs ), had nice overall construction quality and was cheap, atributes that made it one of the bestselling SUV's in my country for the last years. I can't even see this coming to Portugal...
  5. It had personality alright, unfortunately it was the wrong kind of personality. It was great in terms of performance and build, but it looked ugly.
  6. Possibly, but you'll notice that the cars which people usually call "ugly" turn to be the most sold. It happent with the first gen Focus, just to name an example. They aren't ugly, they are different, and, considering the globalization, currently being put in action by vehicle design and production centers, we should clap these companies to try and present some different products. In what stands to "personality", it can't, in my opinion, be ceptically related to "agreable designs". By personality, I mean a group of characteristics which make possible for the vehicle and the brand to create a position in the market, and the facts tell us that this happent with the first gen Santa Fe.
  7. So much build quality, it has a TSB list a mile long and requires the dealer to reflash the PCM for a cylinder misfire.
  8. Yeah, but at least its control arms dont crack.
  10. looks lethally boring.
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  12. yet another hyundai design, taken heavely from current models from othe makes......

    heres examples..... santa fe= porche cayenne

    . tiburon= front of a supra
    , sonata = jaguar

    elantra= skyline headlights and front
    even has a actual skyline kit for them LoL

    now remember to see the remblence you have to have look and picture it, not glance and say hell no ..., trust me i use to sell hyundais
  13. honda pilot
  14. The Santa Fe came out long before the Porsche Cayenne though...

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