Hyundai revealed the all-new generation Santa Fe in Seoul, South Korea a few days ago. The carmaker’s flagship SUV enters into its fourth generation now and grows bigger, better and more modern than the outgoing car. The all-new Santa Fe will hit the production line later this year and go on sale thereafter. Here is a detailed look at the new Hyundai flagship in a picture gallery.
The new Santa Fe adopts the design language for the SUVs from Hyundai which was laid down by the newcomer Kona. The cascading grille is present, but the headlights are now sleek and two-tiered.
The front fascia is busy and modern yet carries the classic Hyundai design language. Hyundai calls it the ‘Composite Light’ design where the LED DRLs are positioned on top of the LED headlights.
The silhouette of the Korean off-roader remains more or less the same, however, the rear is now stylish with Sonata-like tail lights. The rear bumper houses skid plates and the subtle little spoiler on top adds some flair to the SUV.
The new Santa Fe also grows in size. It now measures 4,770mm in length and is 1,890mm wide and stands 1,676mm tall. The wheelbase grows to 2,765 mm. As a result, the overall passenger space is increased to an impressive 3,134 litres.
The cabin is functional and more premium than the older car. The dashboard is clean and dominated by a seven-inch infotainment screen. The single-pod digital instrument cluster is new and offers a host of information.
The electric front seats are now adjustable to 10 different positions. The second-row legroom is increased by 38mm meanwhile the third row gets 22mm more headroom. The Santa Fe is a proper seven-seater.
Hyundai says the new Santa Fe offers a best-in-class safety package and industry-first safety features. The Hyundai SmartSense active safety and passive driving assistance is a part of the package.
Under the hood is the usual choice of four petrol and also two diesel powertrains. The petrol options range from 2.0-litre to 3.3-litre meanwhile the diesel motors are offered in 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre.
The eight-speed automatic transmission comes as standard across the range and replaces the six-speed unit. The transmission sends power to an all-wheel-drive system which comes with three driving modes.
The Santa Fe wasn’t able to garner much response from the Indian car buyers. Hyundai might still introduce the flagship SUV in the country but there won’t be happening anytime soon.