Hyundai unveils the fourth-generation Santa Fe and the company celebrated the world premiere of the car today at its Motorstudio Goyang. This new model carries new features, new technology, and a new diesel engine option.
The Hyundai Santa Fe looks wider, bigger, and more muscular than the current model with Hyundai’s large cascading grille and available 19-inch wheels. The company has not yet revealed the pricing details.
Inside, there is a large window opening that provides improved visibility. It has a new instrument panel with a three-dimensional look, and the infotainment screen has been provided to reduce glare. There will be a new 8.5-inch full-color head-up display and Qi wireless charging.
The car also features blind-spot notifications. It includes Blue Link telematics, which incorporates attributes such as stolen vehicle recovery, Car Finder, and remote start.The 2019 Santa Fe is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine offering 185 horsepower or a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder producing 232 hp. A 2.2-liter diesel engine will provide about 200 hp and 320 pound-feet of torque.
This new generation provides a smoother ride as the company has modified the suspension, especially in the rear. Hyundai also offers an optional load-leveling suspension, and its all-wheel-drive has capabilities to run in crummy weather.
To provide safety and convenience, Hyundai has included a number of driver assistance supports in the next generation model that includes stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, an around-view monitor, and lane-keep assist. For detecting motion of kids or pets in the back, the car features ultrasonic sensor based Rear Seat Occupant Alert.