Hyundai Motor has released the images of its 2018 (2019 in the US) Hyundai Santa Fe. As we indicated, it features new styling and brings the fourth generation of an increasingly popular badge to life. Sales are expected to begin in the second half of this year.
In addition to building on a new styling idiom, the vehicle also uses packaging to offer versatility, with a two-row five-seater version and the Grand Santa Fe version of a three-row seven-seater. Additionally, there will be a three-row eight-seater that will be launched as a new nameplate as well as a three-row option on the shorter wheelbase limited to the diesel version.
The new design elements include the new version of the Cascading Grille meshed with LED running lights. Larger greenhouse elements make for a roomier feel, while the profile remains rather muscular.
As usual, the interior varies depending on the grade, with different centre displays on offer. The cabin is however much more elegant than before.
The vehicle also gets a reworked suspension layout and also features self-levelling along with a host of driver aids like forward collision avoidance, lane keep assist, driver attention warning and smart cruise control with stop and go. Around view Monitor is also offered, as is rear cross traffic assist and parking assist.
Engines on offer include the 2.4-litre 185hp four-pot naturally aspirated unit as well as a new 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 232hp. Both come with the new eight-speed automatic gearbox and new HTRAC AWD system. It is a multi-mode system, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control between the front and rear axles.
Top end versions come with Heads-up display as well.