1. Lighter, Faster, Stronger, Greener And More Practical – The All New Hyundai Santa Fe 2012
Reynella Hyundai is pleased to announce the introduction of the all new Santa Fe, the latest member of the Fluidic Sculpture design family and representing Hyundai’s newest design concept “Storm Edge”. The Santa Fe’s dynamic design embodies the Hyundai “New Thinking, New Possibilities” philosophy.
The exterior of the next generation Santa Fe evokes the impression of irrepressible motion through its own design concept called “Storm Edge”, which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm. The futuristic and urban-style design, with its bold hexagonal front grille, is identifiably Hyundai.
The Santa Fe’s striking and dynamic exterior design continues through to the interior which excludes elegance reminiscent of a high end sedan.
Proximity Key With Push Button Start
The push button start with proximity smart key (Elite & Highlander), provides an added level of convenience by allowing you to enter and start the vehicle by simply pressing the entry button on the door and the start/stop button. You don’t even have to take the key out of your pocket or bag.
Electronic Park Brake
Elite and Highlander variants feature an Electronic Park Brake (EPB) which allows for effortless operation of the parking brake. Additionally, an ‘Auto Hold’ function allows you to completely rest at traffic lights or in heavy traffic, by automatically applying the park brake when the vehicle is stationary. By simply accelerating, the park brake automatically releases and you’re on your way.
Solar Control Glass With Privacy Tint
Elite and Highlander variants will feature solar control glass with a privacy tint applied from the B-pillar backwards. Designed to reduce and moderate cabin temperatures, it also shields your precious cargo from prying eyes.
The aesthetically pleasing supervision instrument cluster with its large TFT LCD colour centre display (Elite & Highlander) provides stunning clarity in all conditions, benefiting the driver with access to a wide array of vehicle information.
The 4.3″ colour touch screen audio system on the Active variant incorporates 4 speakers and 2 tweeters. This system features cutting-edge functionality, including iPod & BluetoothTM connectivity (telephone hands-free and audio streaming), in-dash CD player, jukebox storage functionality, USB / Auxiliary inputs and MP3 playback.
Elite & Highlander variants feature an 7″ touch screen satellite navigation system. Utilising Navteq maps, the system offers a comprehensive Point of Interest (POI) database including speed limits, school zones and safety camera locations.
Ensuring on time arrivals, SUNA live traffic updates provide the user with detailed information about traffic congestion and other road conditions, offering the driver an alternate route and allowing the driver to reach their destination without disruptions.
The in car entertainment experience is further enhanced on Elite & Highlander variants with the inclusion of a premium audio system, incorporating door speakers, rear speakers, 2 tweeters, a centre speaker and a woofer all powered by an external amplifer – a sound system that will satisfy even the most discerning audio enthusiast.
Surprise & Delight Features
The end of dirty trouser bottoms, skirts and dresses. The new Santa Fe’s ingenious door wrap system ensures mud, dirt and road grime are swung away from your passengers with the door, meaning they can exit the vehicle in casual comfort.
Flexible 2nd Row Seating
- One-touch Fold.
- 40:20:40 Split.
Rear Door Manual Curtain
In addition to solar control and privacy tint rear glass on Elite and Highlander trims, a retractable mesh curtain is cleverly hidden in the top of the rear door trims for enhanced security or further protection from the sun.
Now you can thoroughly protect your children and belongings without using messy, ugly window socks or inconvenient suction cup mounted blinds.
New Santa Fe is available with two powertrains – a new Theta-II 2.4 GDI and the outstanding R2.2 CRDi .
The new Santa Fe will be available exclusively with 6 speed transmissions. Designed and developed in house, the slick 6 speed manual transmission and optional 6 speed automatic transmission, maximise fuel economy and increase driving pleasure.
The 6 speed automatic transmission delivers smooth and seamless shifts, and with the inclusion of an electronic sequential manual mode, provides you with enhanced driving involvement.
Advanced Traction Cornering Control (ATCC)
ATCC ensures every Santa Fe sends drive to the wheels that need it most. Santa Fe’s intelligent All-Wheel Drive system cooperates with Hyundai’s state of the art Vehicle Stability Management System (VSM) to anticipate traction requirements and make pro-active adjustments to the torque delivery.
The ATCC control unit constantly analyses road speed, throttle input, steering angle and yaw rate to determine power delivery front to rear and left to right. This process, known as torque vectoring, is completely transparent and indiscernible, yet delivers enhanced agility, reduced understeer and improved vehicle stability – meaning new Santa Fe is even more fun to drive.
Ride & Handling
As a key component of any SUV’s safety and performance package, the suspension and steering of the all new Santa Fe have received an added boost, thanks to Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s extensive local tuning program.
Achieving a delicate balance of compliance and control, the result is an enjoyable drive, from the school run to open road touring, urban crawls to corrugated dirt roads, Santa Fe is well suited to Australia’s unique roads.
Motor-driven Power Steering & Flex Steer
Hyundai’s innovative Flex Steer system, standard on new Santa Fe, allows drivers to choose from three steering modes. Normal provides the optimal balance between steering effort and feedback. Comfort further increases steering assistance to allow for easy and effortless manoeuvring. Sport mode reduces steering assistance and transmits greater feedback for maximum driver involvement.
Each Santa Fe comes with a comprehensive suite of active safety technologies, including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist System (BAS) – the unique integration of these stability systems with the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), form Hyundai’s advanced Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system.
The state-of-the-art VSM system helps maintain vehicle composure by not only utilising the stability systems as needed, but also by providing steering assistance for the driver. Acting as your personal driving instructor, VSM analyses the situation, determines the most appropriate action and then together with application of stability systems, provides steering intervention to help maintain or correct vehicle behaviour – less steering lock in an understeer situation or counter steer during an oversteer.
All Santa Fe variants feature a full host of advanced passive safety features. 7 airbags are included as standard on all trims (driver and front passenger, driver’s knee, driver and front passenger side and full length curtains), as well as active anti-whiplash headrests for the driver and front passenger.
Safety Assist Technologies:
Rear Park Assist System
To assist while parking in tight spots and help avoid incidents in dimly lit areas or while positioning your trailer, all trim levels of Santa Fe feature a four head rear parking sensor system. In addition to an audible tone, the centre cluster shows which of the four sensors are active, further helping you to place your Santa Fe in the perfect position.
Rear View Camera
While Santa Fe’s exceptional active and passive safety systems help ensure your children and pets are safe when you’re travelling, the rear view camera helps keep them in sight at home in the driveway or in shopping centre car parks.
Standard on all Santa Fe variants, the rear camera is displayed on the 4.3″ colour touch screen on the Active variant and on the large 7″ satellite navigation touch screen on Elite & Highlander.
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) & Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
After coming to a complete stop, HAC prevents Santa Fe from rolling backwards on inclines, allowing you a comfortable transition from the brake to the accelerator.
DBC gives you further peace of mind by optimising Santa Fe’s descent speed during more adventurous driving. By controlling the brakes for you, DBC allows you to keep your feet off the pedals and focus on steering your Santa Fe.
Maximum Safety Rating
With the wide range of safety features included as standard on all variants, the all new Santa Fe has been designed to achieve a 5 star ANCAP safety rating (Official ANCAP results will be published shortly).
Starting from $40,432.00 drive away, the All New Hyundai Santa Fe is here now so give the team at Reynella Hyundai a call on 8387 9000 to reserve your spot for a test drive today!
2. Celebrating One Million Hyundais In Australia
Hyundai Motor Company Australia has sold its one-millionth new vehicle in Australia. The vehicle, an ix35, was registered at 5:01pm AEST at John Hughes in Perth – which internal records suggest was the exact same dealership which sold the very first new Hyundai in Australia, some 26 years ago.
“We’re delighted that the millionth new Hyundai was sold in the same city where it all began back in 1986,” said Oliver Mann, Hyundai’s Marketing Director. “We will be sending our one millionth customer something special to share in our celebrations.”
Hyundai commenced its Australian operations through a single dealership in Perth in 1986, selling one single model. Since then, the company has grown quickly, passing the 500,000 mark in 2004. The brand’s growth accelerated following the establishment of Hyundai Motor Company Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, in 2003.
Australian sales of Hyundai peaked in 2011 at a record 87,008 units, equivalent to a market share of 8.6%, through a nationwide network of 150 dealers. The i30 has become the brand’s bestseller, with 28,869 units delivered last year – an achievement likely to be consolidated with the launch of the all-new i30 a couple of months ago.
Key vehicles for Hyundai in Australia include the Excel, for a short time Australia’s bestselling car, the evergreen Getz, which sold over 158,070 over its 9 year lifespan, and the original i30, which was named Carsguide Car of the Year and Australia’s Best Small Car three years in succession. However, the Hyundai range has expanded to include wagons, SUV’s and most recently an exciting coupe / hatch crossover in the daring shape of the new Veloster.
As well as being the fifth largest vehicle brand in Australia, the company is regarded as the fastest growing automotive brand in the world, with global sales of 4.09 million in 2011.
“The true significance of reaching one million sales in Australia is that so many astute local buyers have put their faith in the Hyundai brand when there is so much choice in the market.” said Mr Mann. “We thank them for their loyalty, and pledge to continue our efforts to provide them with superior quality and service.”
As part of its commitment to the Australian community the company has engaged in a series of high profile local partnerships, including Hyundai A-League football, Carlton FC and Brisbane Lions in AFL and the JB Were Masters golf tournament – as well as maintaining its sponsorship of Perth’s Hyundai Hopman Cup – a partnership which began back in 1988.
For more information on the history of Hyundai Motor Company visit www.hyundai.com.au
1986 – Hyundai introduced to Australia by the Bond Group, WA.
- 1989 – Sonata launched in Australia.
- 1989 – Inaugural Hyundai Hopman Cup tournament, Perth.
- 1990 – Lantra launched in Australia.
- 1990 – HADA established as part of Astre Automotive.
- 1995 – Excel becomes top selling Light car in Australia.
- 1997 – Hyundai introduces Driveaway pricing.
- 1998 – Skipper Hyundai named world’s top selling Hyundai dealer.
- 2000 – Excel passes 250,000 sales.
- 2000 – Accent wins inaugural ABC Best Small Car award.
- 2002 – Getz launched in Australia.
- 2003 – HMCA established.
- 2003 – Getz named Australia’s Best Small Car.
- 2004 – Hyundai sells its 500,000th new car in Australia.
- 2005 – Hyundai A-League launched.
- 2005 – Australia qualifies for FIFA World Cup.
- 2005 – Hyundai introduces 5 year unlimited km warranty.
2007 – Hyundai announces partnership with Carlton Football Club.
- 2007 – i30 wins Carsguide Car of the Year.
- 2008 – Hyundai promotes free Electronic Stability Control.
- 2008 – HMCA establishes state of the art new Head Office in Macquarie Park.
- 2009 – i30 and iMax receive Australia’s Best Cars awards.
- 2009 – Hyundai announces partnership with Brisbane Lions.
- 2010 – HMCA stages Fan Fest live sites for 2010 FIFA World Cup.
- 2010 – HMCA begins partnership with JB Were Masters.
- 2010 – Canstar Blue recognises Hyundai for ‘Most Satisfied Customers’.
- 2010 – i45 wins Australian International Design Award.
- 2010 – Hyundai introduces iCare and MyHyundai owners’ portal.
- 2011 – Hyundai announces partnership with Wests Tigers announced.
- 2011 – HMCA achieves record 87,008 sales.
- 2012 – Hyundai delivers its 1 Millionth new car in Australia.
- If you were to park one million Hyundai’s in a line front to back they would wrap around the circumference of the world approximately 8.5 times.
- The Hyundai logo isn’t just a H – it represents 2 people shaking hands.
- Hyundai literally means ‘Modern era’.
3. Introducing Reynella Hyundai iCare Capped Price Servicing
Reynella Hyundai is very pleased to announce the introducation of Reynella Hyundai iCare Capped Price Servicing for all new Hyundais bought from August 2012 on wards.
Reynella Hyundai iCare Capped Price Servicing ensures that your servicing costs are capped for a period of three years across the entire Hyundai range, which applies to both private and small business buyers starting with cars sold from the beginning of August 2012.
This means that your first three years of scheduled maintenance including your 15,000km, 30,000km and 45,000km service will always be the same consistent price ensuring that you know exactly what to budget for ahead of time.
This covers all scheduled maintenance as per Hyundai’s recommendations and includes Roadside Assist (renewed at each service for 12 months and MapCareTM).
Owners of cars such as the Hyundai i20 and Hyundai Accent (petrol) will pay just $189 for a yearly or 15,000km service for the first 50,000km or 40 months, whichever comes first. New buyers of the Korean brand’s popular Hyundai i30 will pay $219 for the petrol or $289 for the diesel to service their vehicle.
The new cost of ownership strategy means that a new Hyundai i20 or Hyundai Accent (petrol) buyer will pay a maximum of $567 in servicing for the first three years.
The most expensive car to service in the entire Hyundai range becomes the diesel Hyundai ix35 which will be $399 per service ($20 more than the Hyundai Santa Fe diesel) which has a three year maximum total of $1,197.
Reynella Hyundai’s three-year capped priced servicing program adds to the five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, three years of navigational map updates (on cars with satelite navigation), as well as free roadside assistance for 12 months. Another great reason to buy a Hyundai today!