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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe arrives in Australia

The Korean automaker Hyundai is working hard on the next generation of the Santa Fe model but this doesn’t mean that they have forgotten about the current model. This week they’ve unveiled the 2012 model year version for the Australian market which brings some equipment upgrades and a few shy cosmetic changes.

From the outside we notice the front skid plate that has a matching rear skid plate, both of them wearing a silver finish. There’s also a new chrome tailgate garnish, while for the Elite and Highlander trim levels, the fog lamp surrounds and the roof racks come in a black piano color. The Highlander also comes with perforated leather seats and a new style for the 18-inch alloys.

Other updates include the Down-Hill Brake Control that aids the driver of the Santa Fe for maintaining control on steep downhill descents. The engine choices have remained the same: a 2.2-liter CRDi diesel unit with AWD system and a V6 3.5-liter Lambda gasoline engine available only with a front-wheel drive system.

The prices have remained the same which means that the 3.5L FWD has a base price of AU$36,990 while the 2.2L AWD diesel will set you back at least AU$37,990.

Source: Hyundai via Carscoop

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