This year, by the end of 2018, Hyundai will be launching the fourth generation of the Santa Fe, dubbed as the 2019 Santa Fe. This Santa Fe will very much be the replacement solution for the outgoing Santa Fe Sport. Therefore, the Santa Fe will no longer be a Sport, and by seeing the other types of South Korean vehicles, it can be easily said that Hyundai is on the right track.
For main starters, the new car looks more much more grown up and handsome. The rear glass is a lot more vertical. This can be a boon to headroom for the optional third-row seats and cargo space. With a longer wheelbase, greater length, and slightly more girth than the ’18 Santa Fe Sport, interior space is very big as well. Hyundai also has increased the visibility by employing what it claims is 41 per cent more glass area. This is greater than in the outgoing Santa Fe Sport. This is to nurture the target markets of families, who are moving up from a sedan. So, without much talking, let’s delve right into the topic of the 2019 Santa Fe, and see the things that you’ll get here.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine And Specifications
The 2019 Santa Fe will come with two very familiar inline-four engines. One being the 185 BHP 2.4-liter and the other being 235 BHP turbocharged 2.0-liter. This second engine is found throughout Hyundai’s lineup. It is paired with a very unfamiliar and new 8-speed automatic transmission of Hyundai’s own design. All-wheel drive is available across the whole board. The Santa Fe will be able to do 0-60 MPH, in just 7 seconds.
Later on, the Santa Fe will offer a 2.2-liter diesel inline-four engine. This engine will be featuring a variable-geometry turbocharger. There will be an option for the 190 BHP and 322-lb-ft diesel engine. This will add the third option, besides the other two engine mentioned earlier. There will be two additional seats, which will subtract one cubic foot of cargo space. It will have 36 cubes, compared to the five seater’s 37 cubes. There will also be around 1 inch of second-row legroom space too.
Driving the 2.0-liter diesel through congested traffic, was more than enough. Therefore, even a 180 BHP diesel engine would have been sufficient. Therefore, hopefully, the 2.2 litres will pack in more punch in terms of performance and drivability. There will be options for 17, 18 as well as 19-inch wheels as well.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Features And Interior
The new 2019 Santa Fe can be had with six airbags. This is particularly a good option for safety measures. There is also features like – forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and even lane-keeping assist. There is also a driver-attention warning, automatic high-beams, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring too. That is indeed a pretty good standard package for safety measures.
The trim pieces on the interior have a mixture of both hard looking and feeling plastics as well. The dashboard is very simple and has a very straightforward layout. It is complete with a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display. You can opt for 8 inches if you choose for navigation.
All the volume and tuning knobs can be easily accessed from the front seats. The base cars will have an instrument panel with a 3.5 inch LCD screen between a conventional tach and speedometer. In upper trim levels, there will be an analogue tachometer, fuel, and coolant temperature gauges. There will be an optional 7.0 inch ‘virtual cluster’. Depending on the driving mode, this display changes its colour theme. It will be blue for Normal, red for Sport, green for Eco.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Price and Release Date
The price of the 2019 Santa Fe will start at around $26,000. The 2019 Santa Fe will hopefully be released around the end of 2018, or early 2019.
It’s hard to find any such fault with this new Santa Fe. The car is packed to its brim, with full goodies. Therefore, any prospective buyer will definitely love the performance and style. Hyundai is trying very hard to push the SUV segment, and that can be easily seen with the improvements done in the 2019 Santa Fe.