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Old 9th March 2013, 11:01   #31
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Is there a model that is short length but 7 seats? I always thought it was either 5 seater short length or 7 seater long one.

Fitting 3rd row in short length will be very tight unless it is already being sold somewhere else in that configuration.
I have also read that 7 seater comes in 2 lengths. Short length would be similar to the current model.
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I have also read that 7 seater comes in 2 lengths. Short length would be similar to the current model.
The last portion of this section tells about a 7 seater in normal version and a 7 seater LWB version as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai...13.E2.80.93.29

I did read about it elsewhere as well. I kind of feel that's more aimed at the Chinese market where a lot of models bring in their LWB variants.
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We saw this test-mule near Chennai a few hours back. On the first glance, I thought it must be Ford EcoSport undergoing some road test since the tail lamp cluster and the rear hatch designs matched. But on closer examination, I found the spare wheel was mounted on the underbody and ORVM attached to the window glass frame, leading to confusion. Oh, it was Hyundai Santa Fe. Fine. Thanks a lot, benbsb29 for the prompt action. I found it to be very powerful. The test driver was zooming in triple-digit speeds. I chased it and overtook it to enable my son click some side profile.

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I spotted the same car.Refer post #23.I saw the number plates and the camouflage and guessed it to be the Santa Fe.Ford's test mules have TN 19 number plates while Hyundai uses both TN 19 and TN 09 while Nissan and Renault use TN 21 plates.Today,There were a number of current gen Santa Fe running with the ix45 Santa Fe.The ix45 was accelerating quicker when compared to the current Santa Fe.I think they are going to offer the ix45's CRDI in a higher state of tune.

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Is there a model that is short length but 7 seats? I always thought it was either 5 seater short length or 7 seater long one.

Fitting 3rd row in short length will be very tight unless it is already being sold somewhere else in that configuration.
Check this link from Hyundai UK. Looks like its a standard size car with 5 or 7 seat options. Considering our affinity for extra seats, it could be the 7-seat option for India - just a guess

http://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/ne...ation-santa-fe
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Check this link from Hyundai UK. Looks like its a standard size car with 5 or 7 seat options. Considering our affinity for extra seats, it could be the 7-seat option for India - just a guess

http://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/ne...ation-santa-fe

There are two options for the Santa Fe.The Santa Fe and the Grand Santa Fe.The regular Santa Fe has a 5 and 7 seater option.The Grand Santa Fe is a full size 7 seater.Hyundai will launch the Grand Santa Fe for India and the regular Santa fe as an option.

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Is there a model that is short length but 7 seats? I always thought it was either 5 seater short length or 7 seater long one.

Fitting 3rd row in short length will be very tight unless it is already being sold somewhere else in that configuration.
There are two model in the US. Santa Fe Sport is the short wheel base with 5 seats - competes with the likes of CR-V etc. Santa Fe LWB has 7 seats, goes up against the highlander/ Dodge Journey.
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There are two options for the Santa Fe.The Santa Fe and the Grand Santa Fe.The regular Santa Fe has a 5 and 7 seater option.The Grand Santa Fe is a full size 7 seater.Hyundai will launch the Grand Santa Fe for India and the regular Santa fe as an option.
Yes, but what I have read around is that the Grand Santa Fe is only for the LHD markets (for e.g.; it will not be made available in the UK).
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Yes, but what I have read around is that the Grand Santa Fe is only for the LHD markets (for e.g.; it will not be made available in the UK).
The Grand Santa Fe and the Santa Fe are complete CKD units.So,One can expect the Grand Santa Fe coming to India.Hyundai has also realized the importance of a full fledged seven seater in India so to boost the sales,They might bring in the Grand Santa Fe.
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We are getting the Short Wheelbase Version (SWB) in India. Internationally it's available with 5 seats but we will get it with 7 seats.

Here's what Autocar India had reported sometime back :

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Internationally, two versions of the new Santa Fe exist. Thereís the normal 4689mm (2700mm wheelbase) version for markets where urban agility is more important, and a longer, 4905mm (2800mm wheelbase) version that replaces the Veracruz in the USA. Despite the Indian infatuation with imposing road presence and acres of cabin space when it comes to SUVs, we are likely to get the shorter version, currently being produced in the USA.

International markets will get both five- and seven-seat versions, although itís the latter that Hyundai will bring to India. The current SUV suffers slightly from a shortage of head- and knee-room in the third row of seats, and Hyundai says itís made some improvements in this area (the wheelbase of the car is the same, but the car is longer, especially the rear overhang).
When comparing the spy pics posted in this thread with the clear pictures of SWB Version of Santa Fe, it's clear that the car caught testing is indeed the SWB Santa Fe.







Autocar India Article : http://www.autocarindia.com/News/320...-mid-2013.aspx
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We are getting the Short Wheelbase Version (SWB) in India. Internationally it's available with 5 seats but we will get it with 7 seats.

Here's what Autocar India had reported sometime back :



When comparing the spy pics posted in this thread with the clear pictures of SWB Version of Santa Fe, it's clear that the car caught testing is indeed the SWB Santa Fe.







Autocar India Article : http://www.autocarindia.com/News/320...-mid-2013.aspx

Hi Turbo_Charger.They are just testing it.They might bring in the Grand Santa Fe as an option to boost the sales.

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Hey BHPians,Check out this link for more information.http://indianautosblog.com/2013/02/h...ng-india-64919


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Two more pics sent in by Sudip Basu!

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Guys - Read this piece of news:
http://beforeitsnews.com/motor-junki...d-2462640.html

Does this mean that the face-lift Santa Fe is indeed delayed until next year? :(
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In China there are around 9 variants with seating capacities, 5 and 7
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Hi,
I had been to the Hyundai showroom in Bangalore today. I test drove the Sante Fe...old version..however, they have opened the booking for the latest version...they told me it may take a month before the car is delivered.

I am considering booking the 4WD MT version; they also have a AT; the fuel economy on the MT is better than the AT by a margin of 2 to 3 kmpl.
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