Hyundai marks 30 years in Australia with ‘30’ Special Edition Tucson and Santa Fe models
02 September, 2016
- 300-only Special Edition '30' versions of Tucson and Santa Fe mark Hyundai’s 30 years in Australia
- Tucson and Santa Fe ‘30’ commemorative variants bring unique value-for-money looks, features and enhanced performance
- Potent 199kW and 318Nm V6 engine powers Santa Fe ‘30’ Special Edition
- Australian-tuned suspension and handling
- 5-star ANCAP across the Hyundai SUV range
Hyundai has commemorated its 30 years in Australia with limited-release Special Edition versions of its big-selling Tucson and Santa Fe Series II SUVs.
Only 300 examples of each model will be available.
Both models deliver enhanced levels of performance, unique features and equipment while also representing strong value for money.
The all-wheel-drive Tucson ’30’ Special Edition is powered by Hyundai’s advanced 1.6-litre 130kW/265Nm turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched with the Hyundai-developed 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT).
Importantly, Santa Fe ‘30’ Special Edition debuts Hyundai’s acclaimed V6 petrol engine in Australia. The 3.3-litre MPi V6 offers potent power and torque figures of 199kW and 318Nm, and is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Santa Fe 30’s muscular V6 headlines a long list of exclusive features found only in the just-launched Tucson and Santa Fe ‘30’ Limited Editions.
“We wanted to do something special to commemorate Hyundai’s 30 proud years in Australia and I’m happy to say we’ve achieved that with our unique Tucson ‘30’ and Santa Fe ‘30’ Special Editions,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant.
“These limited-edition versions of our standout Medium and Large SUV contenders really live up to their ‘30’ Special Edition status. They combine real-value, unique looks, features and enhanced performance. I honestly expect they’ll sell quickly.”
Additional highlights of the ‘30’ Special Edition models include:
Tucson ‘30’ Special Edition
Featuring all-wheel-drive and a powerful 130kW & 265Nm turbocharged engine the Tucson ‘30’ Special Edition has the performance to match its rugged, sporty exterior – making it the perfect adventure ready SUV.
Based on the ActiveX model variant, Tucson ‘30’ Special Edition adds a stealthy combination of matte-grey side steps and matte-black 19-inch RAYS alloy wheels. At the rear, the Tucson ’30’ Limited Edition also sports a new twin-outlet muffler neatly integrated into the rear bumper, which also incorporate a sporty rear diffuser.
The Ash Blue exterior paint is exclusive to the Tucson ‘30’ Limited Edition together with unique ‘30’ badging.
Santa Fe ‘30’ Special Edition
Apart from its powerful 3.3-litre MPi petrol V6 engine Santa Fe ‘30’ Special Edition brings a host of important comfort and convenience enhancements over the 2.4-litre GDi-engined Santa Fe Series II Active variant on which it is based.
Hyundai's all-aluminium Lambda V6 is of a twin-overhead-camshaft design with four valves per cylinder and features a two-step variable induction system. Maximum torque of 199kW is available at 6,400rpm while a hefty 318Nm of torque arrives at 5,300rpm.
Other features exclusive to Santa Fe ‘30’ Special Edition include: Heated exterior mirrors, exclusive Mineral Blue metallic exterior paint, chrome exterior door handles, rear privacy glass, 19-inch alloy wheels in dark-grey finish, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, and, like the Tucson ‘30’ Special Edition variant, unique ’30’ badging.
Inside, the ‘30’ Special Edition Santa Fe gets a leather-appointed interior and enhanced comfort and convenience features including dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning and glovebox cooling.