New Santa Fe: Safety, comfort and convenience

  • New advanced active safety technologies
  • New comfort features for enhanced premium feel
  • New audio visual navigation system with DAB digital radio offers added quality and convenience

- Building on Santa Fe’s high safety specification, New Santa Fe introduces a raft of new active safety and comfort features.

In line with changing customer perceptions of the Hyundai Motor brand, enhancements boost the premium feel and sophisticated appearance of the new model.

Reflecting Hyundai Motor’s global safety philosophy, new Active Safety features have been introduced to maintain Santa Fe’s class-leading levels of equipment and occupant / pedestrian protection.

Autonomous Emergency Braking

The Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system alerts drivers to unexpected emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using radar and camera sensors, the AEB system operates in three stages, initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, while gradually increasing the braking force. If a potential crash is predicted, the system will apply the brakes automatically, with full braking force, to avoid or mitigate the collision.

Traffic alert systems to highlight potential dangers

Adding further driver convenience and enhancing safety, Blind Spot Detection (BSD) technology is introduced to New Santa Fe. Using radar technology, BSD with Lane Change Assist monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators an audible signal is emitted.

Using the BSD sensors the Rear-Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using radar to scan a 180-degree area behind the vehicle for approaching cross-traffic, RCTA alerts the driver visually and acoustically.

Increased convenience through smart assist systems

A new Smart Cruise Control function delivers brings a safer and more relaxing experience to the driver by maintaining a set distance from vehicles ahead, automatically decreasing the speed, or accelerating to a pre-set cruise in line with prevailing traffic conditions.

The addition of High Beam Assist (from December 2015) further enhances the car’s complete and comprehensive range of comfort aids, while a new, innovative Around View Monitor provides greater assurance for drivers. This system uses a series of strategically-located cameras to present the driver with a complete 360-degree view of the car, useful when negotiating tight gaps or a narrow parking space. For further convenience when parking, the Smart Parking Assist System now supports bay and parallel parking.

Comfortable travelling through advanced audio and navigation systems

Inside New Santa Fe, enhancements are focused on presenting a premium feel with high-specification technology. Hyundai Motor’s latest Audio Visual Navigation system combines DAB digital radio and Infinity Premium sound to provide occupants with a high-quality interface, including the latest in-car audio technology. The high-end Infinity Premium Surround Audio system with 12 speakers, 630 Watts and QuantumLogic Surround (QLS) provides a multi-dimension surround sound experience for all passengers.

Alongside these upgrades, passengers sitting in the new car’s second row of sliding seats will benefit from greater space as an extra 15 mm has been added to the travel, boosting the adjustment to 270 mm.

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