Sports Utility Vehicle seems to be the latest craze of the modern people. Hyundai designed the Santa Fe as a hybridized SUV version that is available in the markets in medium size. It was a milestone in the past records of the company as it was a massive hit among the American customers. It was in such great demands that number of the produced models fall short for Hyundai. It was the responsible factor that made Hyundai immensely popular in USA.
Second generation car models were also chosen to be the most prioritized model among the car enthusiasts. Third generation cars were again produced in extended as well as regular versions.
In the first production year Santa Fe was loaded with fuel efficient four cylinders containing 2.4L engine with 4-speed automatic transmission or also with 5-speed manual transmission. Front wheel drive is a common feature. In the middle of the next production year the car was marked with increase in the dimension of the fuel tank.
In 2003 certain features were included on the basis of customer demands and complaints. The 3.5L V6 engine is included in the revise version. High performing sound system also is included in the car. Again on 2004 minor changes in the climate control segment of the car was being observed. Full and complete makeover was experienced in 2005 with touchup at dash, grille and rear lights. Sun visor of the drivers are further improved.