Hyundai finally dropped the curtains on its new 2013 Santa Fe crossover today at the New York International Auto Show.
To be more precise, the Korean carmaker showed not one, but two variants of the new Santa Fe, the regular five-seater model that will be named Santa Fe Sport in North America, and a 7-seater version with an extended wheelbase known simply as the Santa Fe.
The larger Santa Fe sports a longer wheelbase of 110.2-inches (2,800mm), with increased overall length of 193.1 inches (4,905mm), height of 66.5 inches (1,690mm), and width of 74.2-inch (1,885mm). The three-row Santa Fe’s cargo volume is 41.0 cubic feet.
Aside from differences in the exterior dimensions and interior space, the LWB Santa Fe also sports changes to the front and rear end designs.
Both Santa Fe models adopt Hyundai's “Fluidic Sculpture” styling language inside and out.
The five-seat Santa Fe Sport will launch in the States with two gasoline engines, including a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder with 190hp and 181 lb-ft of torque that manages an estimated 23mpg city, 33mpg highway and 26mpg combined, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four rated at 264hp and 269 lb-ft that returns an estimated 22mpg city, 31mpg highway and 25mmpg combined.
The LWB model will be offered exclusively with the same 3.3-liter V6 GDI gasoline unit rated at 290-horsepower that's used in the Azera sedan.
All three engines are mated to Hyundai's six-speed automatic transmission and can be equipped with all-wheel drive as an option.