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It's no secret the new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is coming, but now Hyundai has confirmed it will debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show in April.
We've seen the spy shots, and while nothing has been confirmed, we can see the styling direction Hyundai is likely taking with the new Santa Fe. The updated crossover will sport Hyundai's latest 'fluidic sculpture' design, with a swept-back front-end design and strong side character line. Inside we are likely to see Hyundai's Blue Link telematics service and available touch-screen navigation.
Powertrain-wise, Hyundai might take the downsizing route many competitors have taken, by only offering four-cylinder engines. A naturally aspirated four-cylinder will likely be the base engine, with an optional 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder replacing the current V-6. While this scenario could happen, we are more likely to see a four-cylinder as the base engine with an optional V-6 engine for higher trim models. Both engine options will probably be connected to a six-speed automatic, with front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations.
Stay tuned as we near April for more news about the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, and check our New York Auto Show hub for all the latest information regarding other vehicle debuts.