Hyundai has fully unveiled its fourth-generation, 2019 Santa Fe after releasing two images of the vehicle earlier this month.
This new generation Hyundai Santa Fe is set to debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March and will offer a 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 136kW and 241Nm and two diesel mills. The first is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (110kW and 397Nm) and a new 2.2-liter diesel mill that will produce a maximum of 173kW and 436Nm. All of these engines will be mated with a new eight-speed automatic transmission and the diesel model will be the only one to offer optional third-row seating.
The Santa Fe gets Hyundai’s HTRAC AWD system with driver-selectable Normal, Sport and Smart modes. It also gains a a new instrument panel, a new head-up display and the infotainment screen has been repositioned to reduce glare.
Driver assistance aids include lane-keep assist, around-view monitor and adaptive cruise control. In addition there is a rear seat occupant alert that uses an ultrasonic sensor to detect kids or pets moving in the back (in a bid to prevent drivers from forgetting about a rear occupant when exiting the SUV). There is also a safe exit assist feature to prevent you from opening the door when a bicycle, motorbike or other vehicle approaches from behind.
The Sante Fe will go into production from the second quarter of 2018.