The latest spy shots of the next generation, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe are revealing something we haven’t known so far. As you can see here, the midsize crossover SUV is getting a completely new, Kona-like face, which includes a large hexagonal grille and pretty much the same LEDs. On the other hand, the lamps below are vertically oriented here. The prototype features a similar front bumper with several small changes, but we think it’s going to be pretty much the same when it arrives the production model.
The rest of the testing crossover is still camouflaged, so we can’t see what’s going on in the rear or inside. However, according to the car manufacturer, the 2019 Santa Fe will offer seating-for-seven (like now) and for eight passengers, which will be a completely new option. Hyundai might also call this new eight-seat SUV somehow otherwise. In case you forgot, the carmaker current offers the Santa Fe Sport with five seats and Santa Fe with seven seats, so the biggest eight-seat SUV might be named the 2019 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe.
In contrast to the previous prototype which was using Recaro seats this one lacks that option. Even though we don’t believe that the car manufacturer plans to add anything like sports seats, the usage of them on the previous testing shows that the new generation Santa Fe might get much better driving dynamics.
Performance-wise, we are still not so sure what options the carmaker plans to introduce with the all-new 2019 Santa Fe. However, like we announced earlier, the crossover should rely on 4- and 6-cylinder options, as well as some hybrid powertrains, while overseas markets should get an oil-burner option as well.
The carmaker won’t introduce the redesigned SUV for at least a year, so there will be plenty of opportunities to found out more details before the actual arrival.