The first generation of Hyundai Santa Fe was presented at the Detroit motor show in 1999. But the car went off in mass production only a year later. Santa Fe was named after the American city in New Mexico State, became the first mid-sized crossover of the Korean company, completely designed by their own strength. The car was so popular in America in the middle of the two thousandth that the Hyundai Company sometimes could not cope with the supply.
Santa Fe of the second generation entered the list of "TOP 10 Cars" which mostly satisfied the American buyers. In 2012 the third generation of the crossover appeared with Hyundai Santa Fe headlights.
There are two engines available for choice: petrol 2.4-liter engine with 190 HP and 2.2-liter turbodiesel one with 197 HP. Manual transmission is installed only on the version with petrol atmospheric engine (both in front-and all-wheel drive variants), and all other versions are equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions.