You’ve probably seen the new-generation Hyundai Santa Fe for South Korea. Well, in case not, here are the images of the totally redesigned SUV. Plus, the car manufacturer has released some details that regard the U.S.-specs model. According to them, the North American public will see the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Diesel for the first time.
The oil-burner mid-size SUV will host an all-new 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. The option is going to deliver around 200 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. It will most probably be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai will also offer an HTRAC All-Wheel Drive system that will offer Normal, Sport and Smart driving modes.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Diesel is not going to be the only option for North America. No, the potential buyers will get a chance to choose between two gasoline units as well. The mid-size crossover will host a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 horsepower and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that should be able to produce exactly 232 horsepower. The mills will be paired with the eight-speed gearbox as well.
Footprint and Design
The new-gen Santa Fe is going to feature a bit larger footprint. According to Hyundai, the SUV is going to have 187.8 inches in length and 108.9 inches between wheels. This will help the vehicle to offer a roomier interior. Yes, the passenger volume will grow from 108 cubic feet to 110.7 cubic feet.
We don’t know what do you think about the new exterior of the SUV, but we found it very attractive. Moreover, we think that the carmaker had no better-looking high-riding vehicle so far. The front end is the best part without any doubt. It features an attractive grille with a hexagonal grille, which is basically the most dominant detail. The skinny headlights fit perfectly to the overall design, while a pair of fog lamps just boosts the complete look. Hyundai made skinnier A-pillars and larger rear quarter windows, so the overall visibility is reportedly enlarged for around 40 percent. The most impressive details on sides are not crossover’s profile, but a quartet of diamond-cut 19-inch wheels. The producer hasn’t provided all information about the new suspension, though they claim that the crossover is going to improve handling and ride thanks to new suspension geometry.
Inside of the New Santa Fe
The cab looks fine too. There’s a standard 7-inch infotainment screen that’s mated to standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will offer a range of pretty useful technologies. Still, it’s important to know that some of them will be standard and some optional. In any case, the list includes: high beam assist, forward collision avoidance, blind spot warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, rear seat alert, rearview monitor, and park distance warning.
Judging by the latest reports, the 2019 Santa Fe Diesel is not going to arrive right away. No, the car manufacturer will reportedly add the oil-chugging model in late 2019, so it might be introduced as the 2020 model.