Hyundai Motor celebrated the world premiere of the fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe at its Motorstudio Goyang. As the best-selling SUV in the brand’s 32-year back again againground in America-with product purchases of more than 1.5 million units-the Santa Fe represents Hyundai’s strong SUV heritage and continues its achievement story. Going on purchase in the U.S. in the summer of 2018, the fourth generation 2019 model builds on this achievement using its family-oriented interior, loaded with practical cutting edge technologies and bold exterior looks.
The 3rd and fourth of eight new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) Hyundai is debuting by 2020, the 2019 Santa Fe and Santa Fe diesel are bold SUVs that build on previous generations with outstanding driving powerfuls and functions aimed at technology and comfort and ease and ease.
The five-passenger Santa Fe Sport will now be called Hyundai Santa Fe. The current lengthy wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger model called Santa Fe will be renamed Santa Fe XL for the 2019 model year. An all-new three-row, eight-passenger SUV is currently under development with an all-new name. The diesel version of the 2019 Santa Fe will also get an occasional-use 3rd-row seat with one-touch folding second-row seats for easy entry into the 3rd-row by children. The 3rd-row seat will only be available on the Santa Fe diesel.
A Bold New Look
The face of the new Hyundai Santa Fe is higherererlighted by Hyundai’s unique Cascading Grille and a Composite Light design comprising LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights. The exterior design is characterized by a powerful wide stance and an athletic, bold look that makes a statement from 100 feet aside featuring refined outlines that reinforce the car’s standing in Hyundai’s SUV lineup.
In profile the Santa Fe’s powerful character line goes all the way from the headlights to the taillights, while a larger daylight opening (DLO) with a satin surround provides better visibility and a sleek impression. Featured diamond-cut 19-inch wheels demonstrate strength, as does the car’s rear appearance now featuring a muscular highererer and taut shape.
Interior Design: Graceful Surfaces Embrace Strong Structure
The Hyundai Santa Fe interior design combines premium higherer quality with a horizontal and roomy layout and enhanced visibility. The instrument solar panel has a three-dimensional appearance providing a really really feeling of openness and enhances the natural light produced by the larger DLO. Stitching around the IP and color-contrasted seat piping ensures a highererer level of luxury within the cabin.
The driver will also see several enhancements this kind of as:
Comfortable Ride, Steering Feel and Stable Handling
Improved ride comfort and ease and ease and ease handling and stability are accomplished through crucial progress in the suspension geometry of the 2019 Santa Fe. The biggest alter views the rear shock relocated upright from an angled position, improving the ride and handling no matter the driving conditions.
An optional self-load-leveling suspension provides the Hyundai Santa Fe with a continuous ride peak regardless of cargo or trailer tongue weight. This allows Hyundai engineers to tune the rear suspension for comfort and ease and ease and avoid producing it too firm for occasional trailer use.Safety Features
Hyundai’s Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCW) puts eyes and thighers in the back again again of drivers’ heads. Utilizing the Blind Spot Detection program’s radar sensors when back again againing up the program not only can warn the driver if vehicles approach from the side – it also applies the brakes ally.
Additional safety functions include Rear Seat Occupant Alert, which Hyundai is debuting with the Santa Fe. The program monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect the actions of children and pets. The program very very first reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle with a information on the center instrument cluster display. If the program detects movement in the rear seats after the driver leaves the vehicle it will honk the horn, expensive the lights and send a Blue Link alert to the driver’s smartphone via Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car program. In addition to being forgotten in the car, tragedies have also occurred in cases where children accidentally locked on their own in a car.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe also gets Hyundai’s very very first Safe Exit Assist. This feature temporarily prevents doors from being opened when a motorcycle, bicycle or vehicle approaches from at the rear of even when the doors are unlocked. Safe Exit Assist works even if the driver has used the switch to turn off the child lock feature. When the Safe Exit Assist detects an nearing object rearward it seems an alert for passengers, a warning pops up on the driver’s center cluster and most importantly the doors remained locked.
Interior Space and Visibility
Interior cabin room has been enhanced on the 2019 Santa Fe. Inside, there is now more room at the rear of the second-row seats, when second-row seats are folded and the leg room has been lengthened to be best-in-class. The H-point for the second-row seats has been relocated back again again and the floor has been lowered for even more comfort and ease and ease. Engineers also have incorporated one-touch folding second-row seats.
Its exterior dimensions make the new Santa Fe appear even more prominent. With a length of 187 in a width of 74 in and a lengthyer wheelbase, it also provides more comfort and ease and ease for passengers than the outgoing 2018 Santa Fe Sport.
Visibility was also emphasized with the next generation Hyundai Santa Fe. To help the driver, the outside mirrors are mounted lower and additional rearward and the A-pillars have been reduced in size. For the driver and rear seat passengers alike, the rear quarter glass has been increased by more than 40 percent.
The 2019 Santa Fe line-up offers a choice of three proven powertrains. There is a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder GDI engine with an believed 185 horsepower or a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 232 horsepower (believed). And the 2.2-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine is the 2019 Santa Fe’s biggest surprise, with around 200 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 320 lb. ft. of torque at 1,750 rpm (believed). All engines are mated to a brand new eight-pace transmission.
New Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission
The newly created transmission provides quick and crisp shifts for a more engaging and efficient driving experience via the available column-mounted paddles. Despite having two extra gears, the eight-pace transmission, which was designed in-house, is lighter than the outgoing six-pace model. The transmission adds ratio range at each the top and base of output paces permitting for extra thrust off-the-line and a quieter, more fuel-efficient dash down the interstate. A direct control valve body and a multi-plate torque converter improve responsiveness while a double golf ball bearing minimizes friction loss. All the alters added up means that Hyundai Santa Fe’s new transmission will improve economic climate by more than three percent.
HTRAC Advanced AWD System
The 2019 Santa Fe has Hyundai’s HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) program. The HTRAC AWD program was created as a multi-mode program, providing an electronic, variable-torque-split clutch with active torque control in between the front and rear axles. The driver-selectable HTRAC Normal, Sport and Smart modes help provide confident control in all-weather conditions. The Sport setting gives a more agile really really feel by sending more available torque to the rear wheels, for a sporty powerful really really feel when desired. This program has a wider range of torque distribution variability than many competitive programs and has been tuned to variable conditions this kind of as straight-line acceleration, medium- and highererer-pace cornering, and hill starts.
Infotainment and Sound Systems
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is loaded with technology, this kind of as Hyundai’s latest AVN 5.0 navigation program with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ offered with higherererer level trims. The base level trim gets a standard 7-inch user interface also equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. And to eliminate the need for a charging cord, there exists an available Qi wireless charging pad for compatible Android products as well as Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
When it comes to audio technology, the available premium seem program is well-suited to the Hyundai Santa Fe’s upscale interior. The 630-watt, 12-speaker new Infinity branded stereo program with an 11-channel amplifier functions Clari-Fi technology and QuantumLogic™ Surround Sound technology. Clari-Fi works in real-time to rebuild audio particulars misplaced in electronically compressed music, while QuantumLogic™ extracts signals from the original recording and redistributes them into an authentic, multidimensional seemstage for playback again again that is clear refined and full of detail. The result is a more robust and enjoyable on-road listening experience.
Smart Speed-Dependent Volume Control provides the capability to control the gain of individual stations based upon the vehicle’s pace and the program’s volume setting. The gain will alter proportionally to the vehicle’s pace to overcome associated noise masking results of the vehicle and thereby reducing the need to alter the volume while driving. Additionally, the volume setting will taper the gain utilized as the volume setting increases. This avoids the unnatural condition of having additional gain utilized when the volume output of the program is so highererer that it exceeds any of the vehicle produced road noise.
BLUE LINK® Connected Car System
Hyundai Santa Fe Blue Link-equipped models include three years of complimentary Blue Link services, with enhanced safety, diagnostic, remote and voice assistance services. Blue Link provides connectivity straight into the car with technologies like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link functions can be accessed via switchs on the rearview mirror, the MyHyundai.com web portal, the MyHyundai with Blue Link smartphone app, the Amazon® Alexa Blue Link skill and the Blue Link Google Assistant app. Some functions can also be managed via Android Wear™ and Apple Watch™ smartwatch apps. The latest release of the Blue Link smartphone app includes:
Heads-Up Display (HUD)+
Taking inspiration from plane technology, an available Heads-Up Display (HUD) tasks an 8.5-inch virtual image onto the windshield, enabling the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road using a program of mirrors combined with a TFT LCD display. The program functions alterable brightness to ensure each excellent daytime and nighttime visibility. Driving information this kind of as pace, Smart Luxury cruise Control standing, navigation, Blind Spot Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, pace limit, Lane Departure Warning and audio program data is projected at a perceived virtual range approximately seven feet ahead of the driver for maximum legibility while driving.