The third generation of the Korean SUV has been awarded with the American Institute for Road Safety. It’s already on sale in Europe, with a starting price at € 27,600
Here comes recognition for home safety from the company Hyundai. After a 5-star Euro NCAP rating for the new i30 wagon, the Santa Fe was awarded the ‘Top Safety Pick 2012’, by the Institute for American road safety. This award evaluates the level of occupant protection tests recorded during a frontal impact, side, rear and rollover in the vehicle.
“As always, safety is the number one priority of Hyundai and we are proud to see our Santa Fe entering the register of the winners,” said the vice president Allan Rushforth. Regarding safety, the third generation of the SUV is equipped as standard with seven airbags, ABS (anti-lock brakes), ESP (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (vehicle stability management), DBC (downhill assistance) and the system assistance hill start HAC.
The car is already on sale in Europe and the first deliveries are scheduled for next January. Inspired by the new designing language of the Korean house, the Santa Fe has an aggressive look and a more spacious interior with new hi-tech equipments. The car is available with three engines (one petrol and two diesel) and the pricing starts at € 27,600.