The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Entered to the WARD’S 10 Best Interiors!

2013 hyundai santa fe interior 3rd row seats

The new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe’s (Santa Fe Sport in the U.S. market) functional and sophisticated interior was awarded by the “WardsAuto”, after the recognition of the 2012 Accent and Azera last year.

Tom Murphy, the executive editor of “WardsAuto” said that Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is affordable well-designed, tastefully appointed and with upscale feel and look inside. Shaped by the “Fluidic Sculpture” design philosophy Hyundai vehicles have excellent and original.

“WardsAuto” selected 10 winners from 46 vehicles with new or restyled interiors!

Christopher Chapman, the chief designer of Hyundai Design North America said the all-new Santa Fe offers buyers a functional, comfortable and modern interior. According to him this SUV is designed with families taste in mind, intuitive controls, the interior features, quality materials and a spacious layout.

He also said, the instrument panel is with flowing form sculptural center vent and the color in the interior is also a very important differentiator together with the wing shape from the center stack to the doors.

2013 hyundai santa fe rear view camera

Different Interior Categories Considered by the “WardsAuto” Editors!

Editors pay the biggest attention on the finish and fit of the interior in order to check if seams match up cleanly on instrument panels and armrest. They also climb in and out of the front, back seats and the 3rd row seats in the larger vehicles to check the legroom, headroom and other comfort levels.

The other important category is the driver information. This is concerning the Bluetooth options where the editors connected their smartphones and experienced the voice activation systems.

2013 hyundai santa fe panorama sunroof

The new Santa Fe is designed for the passengers` comfort and functionality!

From the 8-way power driver seat, heated rear seats, comfortable cabin for passengers to folding rear seat back and the vehicle boasts flexibility. Santa fe also has a standard option on the cloth seating with fabric treatment with soil-resistant, joined by the anti-static and anti-odor properties.

Special attention also went into the other interior details, as optional wide panoramic sunroof, which allows natural light to the cabin as well as premium window switch trim.

The push button starter with keyless entry, LCD screen for electrochromatic gauge cluster, heated steering wheel as well as sliding second-row seats are the first-class touches on the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

On the handover ceremony, on May 22, the 2013 interior winners will be honored on the “WardsAuto” Interiors Conference at “The Henry Hotel” in  Dearborn, Mich.


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