An upgrade of the entry-level Active variant, the Active X comes standard with leather-trimmed upholstery, 18-inch alloys and more comfort, convenience and driver-assistance technology, but has a list price starting at $47,020; a full $5,000 under the Elite’s starting price.
“Santa Fe Active X expands our award-winning family vehicle range, offering customers desirable features and technology at a price point that makes it unique in the large SUV market,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia COO, John Kett.
“The Active X model provides unprecedented value for money. It complements an already appealing Santa Fe package, which continues to deliver class-leading safety, as well as an array of connectivity, convenience and comfort features, all with the assurance of Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty and Lifetime Service Plan.”
Like the rest of the Santa Fe range, a choice of two drivetrains will be available on the Active X: a 3.5-litre petrol V6; and a 2.2-litre common rail turbodiesel four-cylinder. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The petrol is offered exclusively with front-wheel drive and the diesel with all-wheel drive only.
Active X upgrades start with 18-inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers, rear privacy glass, satin chrome door handles and puddle lamps in the power-folding exterior mirrors. Inside, leather has been added to the seats and there’s fabric-trimmed A-pillars, a ‘premium’ dash finish and ‘melange knit’ fabric headlining. A glovebox chiller, door handle courtesy lights and dual zone climate control with automatic defogging have also been included.
Further convenience comes from the inclusion of a smart key with keyless entry and push-button starting, while front park assist sensors complete the Active X specification.
The SmartSense safety suite available on other Santa Fe variants is also part of the Active X spec and includes Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go function. Outside of SmartSense, other safety and convenience tech includes ESC, EBD, Hill Start Assist, Downhill Brake Control, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Management, six airbags, Rear Park Assist and a rear-view camera, to name a few.
An optional dark beige interior trim is available over the standard black for $295 extra, while seven exterior colours carry the usual premiums for metallic finishes.
Now available from Hyundai dealers, the Santa Fe Active X is priced from $47,020 for the 3.5 petrol V6 and $50,050 for the 2.2 turbodiesel (+ ORCs), placing it neatly between the Active and Elite trim levels in price and well as specification.
See your Hyundai dealer for details.