New Santa Fe  (1)

The European-spec Hyundai Santa Fe facelift has been unveiled, and will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Already unveiled in its domestic form in Korea last June, he updated Santa Fe features design enhancements and an advanced range of new active safety features.

It’s said to be more refined and athletic, while the inside is updated with subtle design improvements and new materials. The host of new active safety and comfort features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear-Cross Traffic Alert, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and High Beam Assist.

Hyundai i20 Active on left, i40 with Android Auto on right.

Also making its European debut at Frankfurt is the new crossover-styled Hyundai i20 Active, featuring a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol T-GDI engine. The new engine option will come in two forms: 100 PS and 120 PS. The i20 Active will go on sale in Europe in 2016, joining the standard five-door i20 hatchback and sporty i20 Coupe.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor will now be among the first in Europe to include the Android Auto smartphone-based mirroring technology in its cars by debuting it in the latest i40. Android Auto enables users of Android smartphones to connect their devices to the screen of Hyundai’s infotainment unit, to access native and third-party apps.