Hyundai Santa FE (2006 release)
November 22 company Hyundai Motor Co. It introduced a completely redesigned SUV Hyundai Santa Fe. With the acquisition of the third row of seats and increased recruitment of additional equipment, larger in size, more elegant and much-improved, the new Hyundai Santa Fe is designed to further strengthen the position of Hyundai's highly competitive segment SUV.
"Just like its predecessor, which took a unique niche in the segment SUV, Santa Fe 2006 defines a new direction for Hyundai. The updated model is designed to convey to consumers the essence of the brand Hyundai - a commitment to excellence and confidence" - said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chung Mon-Ku.
The development of the new Santa Fe took 26 months and cost the company 155 million. dollars. Now wheelbase Santa Fe, is 2.7 m (8 cm longer than its predecessor), it is possible to increase the length, width and height of the car for 15, 5.5 and 5 cm, respectively. As a result, the car has increased cabin height and appeared even more legroom for passengers.
Especially for the new Santa Fe was designed completely new diesel engine capacity of 2.2 liters, equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger. The engine has an output of 153 hp at 4000 rev / min and torque of 35 kg / m at 2000 rev / min. The combustible mixture is fed to the injection common rail system of the second generation under pressure to 1600 bar, run the new 32-bit microprocessor (in contrast to the 16-bit processor predecessor). The control device and an electric variable swirl control valve of air contribute to the combustion efficiency and reduce emissions. Electronically controlled EGR valve with water cooling helps reduce exhaust in accordance with the Euro IV.
Santa Fe will also be offered with one of two V-shaped 6-cylinder gasoline engines, "Mu" (?) and a volume of 2.7 liters (in North America) "Lambda" (?) 3.3-liter. The "Mu" set of variable-geometry intake manifold and variable valve timing, causing the engine develops maximum power of 189 hp at at 6000 rpm and a torque of 25.3 kg / m at 4200 rpm. The head and cylinder block of the engine is made of aluminum.
3,3-liter "Lambda" is aggregated with a five-speed automatic transmission and 2.7-liter "Mu" is the standard five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic.
The work of the center differential of the new Santa Fe controls specially developed electronic system provides constant control over the distribution of torque. Of course, for off-road mode is provided, and permanent all-wheel drive, when the torque is distributed equally between the front and rear axles of the car.
significantly revised chassis Santa Fe: the new model it provides a ride and comfort comparable to the cars. First of all, the changes will be visible to passengers in the back seat, as double wishbone rear suspension is now replaced by a multi-link design, greatly reduce noise and vibration. When fully loaded car or towing a trailer the latest self-leveling system automatically adjusts the vehicle height. Strut front suspension type McPherson saved, but to increase their stability and optimize the overall geometry was increased angle of pitch.
The brake system equipped with dual 9.10-inch vacuum amplifier ensures excellent and well-controlled braking force. System ABS (anti-lock braking of the wheels) is standard on all versions of the new Santa Fe, and the system ESP (Stability Program) further improves the security and manageability of the vehicle in difficult road conditions.
In addition to dual front airbags Santa Fe equipped with side airbags for front passengers, and window airbags (curtain airbags), which provide protection in side crashes, even for heads of passengers third row of seats. To install a child seat on a passenger seat in a car provided off the front passenger airbag. Additionally, the vehicle is fitted with active front seat head restraints and three-point seat belt for the passenger in the middle of the second row.
Among the other details that enhance comfort - adjustable pedals, "rain sensor" on-board computer, heated side mirrors, and rear wiper rest area.
The car is produced at Hyundai Motor Co. in Ulsan, South Korea.
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