Hyundai Santa Fe series II specs and prices

Hyundai Santa Fe Series II

Hyundai Santa Fe Series II

Hyundai has released details of the Series II Santa which they say makes their qaward winning SUV even better.
Having reviewed the Santa Fe and came away impressed I can’t wait to review one early year to find out whether they were right or not.
Thanks to Hyundai for the info and pics check out all the details below

Santa Fe Series II debuts new features and style

  • Hyundai’s award-winning large 7 seat SUV gets even better
  • Fresh new looks inside and out
  • Impressive equipment and features lists grow
  • Technology upgrades include Siri Eyes-Free (iOS) and Google Now (Android) voice activation
  • Important new safety systems include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Blind-Spot Detection (BSD), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • 10-speaker premium audio for Elite & Highlander
  • Range-wide Australia-focused ride and handling

10 November, 2015 – Hyundai’s award-winning Santa Fe has been significantly updated and upgraded.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s flagship SUV, Santa Fe Series II brings new looks, new-look interiors and an advanced range of important new active safety, comfort and convenience features.

The Santa Fe Series II range also brings improved communication and entertainment technology. Standard equipment on Active variants includes Siri Eyes-Free (iOS) and Google Now (Android) voice activation.

The four-tier Santa Fe Series II range comprises:


Santa Fe Series II further enhances qualities that have helped Santa Fe accrue many awards internationally, including multiple design and safety awards in Europe and the US.

In Australia, Hyundai Santa Fe recently was awarded twice in the Recommends Awards – once in the over-$30K Family Cars category, then (with All-new Tucson) as joint winner in the Awards’ under-$50K SUVs category.

Among other important awards in Australia, Hyundai Santa Fe won Australia’s Best Car Award for the popular SUV $45k-$65k category in 2014. The award represented the third consecutive win for Hyundai Santa Fe in the coveted Australia’s Best Car Awards.


Santa Fe Series II arrives with  a fresh new face inspired by the new Tucson, with new-design bumpers, headlights, grille treatment and more.

Entry-level Santa Fe Series II Active is identifiable by its chrome-on-silver Hyundai ‘Family’ grille. Santa Fe Series II Elite and top-spec Highlander feature a satin-chrome grille surround and inserts.

Santa Fe Series II’s new-design front and rear bumpers with silver-effect skid plate. The rear bumper houses dual trapezoidal chrome exhaust tips.

Headlights and tail-lights have been redesigned, together with new fog-lights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). The new tail-lights on Santa Fe Series II Highlander variants incorporate LEDs in the bulb turn signal and reverse lamp.

Santa Fe Series II Active variants ride on new-design 17-inch alloy wheels, while Elite and Highlander variants get new design 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels respectively.


In addition to its already-available Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system, Santa Fe Series II Highlander brings important new advanced safety features, including:

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Santa Fe Series II Highlander’s Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system interprets information received from the Smart Cruise Control (SCC) radar and LDW camera to identify emergency situations undetected by the driver.

The system functions at speeds between 8km/h and 70km/h for pedestrians and between 8km/h and 180km/h for vehicles in front. The system applies full braking power if it determines a crash is imminent. At speeds below 80km/h, the system rapidly reduces vehicle speed and Santa Fe Series II can be automatically brought to a stop if sufficient braking distance is available.

At speeds above 80km/h, AEB provides partial braking to reduce the severity of accidents and allow the driver to conduct a safe and controlled avoidance manoeuvre. At all speeds, the Forward Collision Warning (FCW) function of the AEB system warns the driver of potential danger ahead via audible and visual alerts.

Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
Utilising information relayed from the radar sensor housed in the front lower grille (including speed and distance of vehicles ahead), Santa Fe Series II Highlander’s Smart Cruise Control (SCC) automatically regulates the cruising speed set by the driver (across a range of 30-180km/h), and maintains a safe distance from vehicles ahead.

The intelligent system maintains function in stop/start traffic, bringing the vehicle to a complete stop when appropriate, then automatically (if within three seconds) accelerating it back to the original set speed. (When stationary longer than three seconds, SCC prompts the driver to resume the selected cruising speed via a steering wheel switch or – accelerator pedal input)

Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
At speeds above 30km/h sophisticated rear sonars monitor the areas next to and diagonally behind Santa Fe Series II. When a vehicle enters this blind spot, BSD issues a visual alert in the corresponding side mirror. If the driver proceeds to initiate the turn signal, a flashing visual warning is provided accompanied by an audible alert.

Lane Change Assist (LCA)
LCA helps reduce accidents caused when changing lanes in front of faster-travelling vehicles. LCA scans the road behind Santa Fe Series II Highlander for vehicles approaching rapidly from the rear. If a vehicle is detected travelling at a higher rate of speed, LCA uses the vehicle’s BSD warning measures to alert the driver of a potentially hazardous situation.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) monitors vehicles approaching from the left and right side of Santa Fe Series II Highlander when reversing at speeds below 10 km/h. RCTA is especially helpful when reversing out of perpendicular parking spaces in crowded places where vision is limited, such as supermarkets, apartment buildings and parking lots.

If RCTA detects an approaching vehicle (travelling between 4km/h and 36km/h), the driver receives audible and visual alerts via a flashing light in the corresponding mirror and a warning message on the instrument panel.

Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS)
In addition to the existing ‘Parallel Parking’ mode, the updated Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) on Santa Fe Series II Highlander brings new ‘Reverse Parking’ (90-degree) and ‘Exit’ modes.

The new ‘Reverse Parking’ (90-degree) mode helps the driver locate and park in a 90-degree reverse-angle parking spaces. The new ‘Exit’ mode helps when driving out of a parallel parking space, where SPAS was used to previously park the vehicle.

As with the existing ‘Parallel Parking’ mode, the Santa Fe Series II Highlander’s new system prompts the driver to control the backwards/forward motion of the vehicle (via the accelerator/brake/gear lever), while the system controls the steering wheel to guide the vehicle in and out of the parking spot.



Inside, Santa Fe Series II boasts design and specification upgrades that further enhance the model’s premium feel.

Key interior changes include:

  • New-look instruments cluster
  • New audio head units
  • New interior trim (Active: Woodgrain effect. Elite and Highlander: Matte carbon effect.)

New Touchscreen Multimedia Systems
The new touchscreen multimedia systems utilise larger displays (7.0-inch in Active variants, 8.0-inch satellite-navigation system in Elite and Highlander), and offer a wide range of connectivity options, including USB, AUX, digital iPod, and Bluetooth.

Siri Eyes Free (iOS) and Google Now (Android) Voice Activation (Active variants)
The 7.0-inch audio system in Santa Fe Series II Active integrates with Siri (on compatible iOS devices) or Google Now (on compatible Android devices) via voice activation. The ‘Voice’ button on the audio unit connects users to Siri (iOS) or Google Now (Android) to make calls, play music, compose text messages, access calendar information, add reminders and more.

Infinity® 550W Logic7® 10-speaker Premium Audio System (Elite & Highlander)
Available in Elite and Highlander variants, the new audio system is optimised for Santa Fe Series II’s cabin acoustics.

Paired with the satellite-navigation system, the Infinity® premium audio system uses six speakers, two tweeters, a centre speaker, sub-woofer and external amplifier. The system utilises advanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to provide equalisation, spectral management, time alignment, and Logic7® surround sound processing to optimise the listening experience inside Santa Fe Series II.


Santa Fe Series II’s petrol and diesel engines have been further refined by Hyundai engineers.

2.4 GDi Petrol (Active)
The updated Gasoline Direct Injection (GDi) and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) Theta-II 2.4 GDi Petrol engine available with Santa Fe Series II Active delivers 138kW @ 6,000rpm (-3kW) and 241Nm @ 4,000rpm (-1Nm). Although outputs are slightly reduced, the engine has been optimised to deliver improved driveability and real world performance.

Transmission choice with the Active-only Theta II 2.4GDi is a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Fuel economy with both transmissions is 9.4L/100km (+0.3l/100km), but the trade-off is with improved drivability, especially at lower and mid-range engine speeds.

2.2 CRDi Diesel (all variants)
The updated Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi) R 2.2 Diesel engine now delivers 147kW @ 3,800 rpm (+2kW) and 440Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm (+4Nm). The increased peak power/torque, and broadened torque spread improves performance and driveability under all conditions.

The R 2.2 CRDi Diesel engine is available with a six-speed manual gearbox (Active only) or six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy is: 6.3L/100km with manual transmission and 7.7L/100km with six-speed automatic, representing a 0.3L/100km improvement over the outgoing manual model, and a 0.4L/100km improvement for the six-speed automatic.


Santa Fe Series II carries over the impressive locally-focused suspension and development work specified after exhaustive testing by Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s respected in-house chassis and suspension tuning division led by General Manager Product Engineering, Mr Hee Loong Wong (aka ‘Wongy’).

The local development program combined exhaustive on-road evaluations and advanced computer modeling, with HMCA’s team evaluating 64 different combinations of springs and dampers for the Santa Fe Series II.

In all, 85 different damper combinations were evaluated – 59 at the rear and 26 up front – while rear spring rates eventually were increased by four percent, partly to improve Santa Fe Series II’s load-carrying ability.

“The stiffer rear springs also improved turn-in,” says Andrew Tuitahi, Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Senior Manager Product Planning and lead test driver. “That gave us a more responsive car, with a higher yaw rate and better mid-corner response to throttle adjustments.”

Santa Fe Series II is also fitted with a small but significant upgrade to its rear suspension, where new-shape trailing arm bushes reduce shake and improve ride quality, while an additional control arm increase lateral stiffness for improved handling stability.



New features:

  • 3.5-inch mono TFT LCD centre display in instrument cluster
  • 7.0-inch touch screen audio system w/ MP3 capability and 6 speakers
  • Siri Eyes Free (iOS) & Google Now (Android) voice activation
  • Digital speedometer

Existing features and equipment:

  • 7 airbags (driver & front passenger, front side (thorax), side curtains (front & 2nd row), and driver’s knee)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) incorporating Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
  • Hyundai Active Locking Operation
  • Rear view camera
  • Rear park assist
  • Bluetooth (phone & audio streaming)
  • Driver’s seat electric lumbar support
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Roof rails
  • Premium steering wheel and gearknob
  • One-touch triple turn indicators
  • Projector beam headlights
  • LED Positioning Light
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Front & Rear fog lights
  • Automatic dusk sensing headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Trip computer
  • Driver one-touch auto safety window
  • One touch flat-folding 2nd row seats
  • LED side repeater in side mirrors
  • Retractable cargo blind
  • Luggage net
  • 17-inch alloy wheels & 235/65 R17 tyres

SANTA FE SERIES II ELITE (Specifications above Active)

New features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen satellite navigation with SUNA live traffic
  • Premium Infinity® 550W Logic7® audio system (6 speakers, 2 tweeters, centre speaker, sub-woofer and external amplifier)
  • Auto dipping side mirrors
  • Dynamic parking guidelines on rear camera
  • Front parking sensors 4-head
  • Power front passenger’s seat
  • Driver’s Integrated Memory Seat
  • Satin chrome effect radiator grille

Existing features and equipment:

  • Leather* appointed interior
  • Automatic climate-control air-conditioning
  • Pushbutton start with proximity smart key
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Electronic Park Brake (EPB)
  • Electrically adjusted driver’s seat (12 way)
  • Supervision centre cluster with colour 4.2-inch TFT LCD centre display
  • Electro-chromatic (auto-dimming) rearview mirror with compass
  • Solar control glass with rear privacy tint
  • Rear door curtain (manual type)
  • Electric folding convex side mirrors
  • LED Puddle lights with LED courtesy lights in front door handles
  • Electric heated side mirrors
  • Glovebox cooling
  • Cornering lights (static)
  • Chrome outside door handle
  • Stamped ‘Santa Fe’ Stainless steel scuff plates
  • 18-inch alloy Wheels & 235/60 R18 tyres
  • Smart Tailgate function (hands-free power tailgate)

SANTA FE SERIES II HIGHLANDER (Above Elite specification)

New features:

  • New Reverse Parking (90-degree) and Exit modes for Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • 6-head front & 6-head rear park assist

Existing features and equipment:

  • Panoramic glass sunroof
  • HID Xenon headlights with washers
  • Front seat warmers (3 step)
  • Rear seat warmers (outboard)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • 19-inch alloy wheels & 235/55 R19 tyres
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system
  • Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS)









2.4 GDi Petrol

6 Speed Manual


6 Speed Automatic



2.2 CRDi Diesel

6 Speed Manual


6 Speed Automatic




* All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs. Metallic paint pricing is $695


Recommended Service Interval













Customer payment by powertrain

2.4 GDi






2.2 CRDi






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