2018 Hyundai Santa Fe (Gen 4)

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First pics are out of the new Santa Fe. I see some styling cues from the new Nexo Fuel Cell EV here:

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First pics: Hyundai Santa Fe gets daring new look

Hyundai has released the first official pictures and details of the daringly designed new Santa Fe SUV.

Along with cutting-edge new infotainment and safety technologies, the fourth-generation mid-sized SUV adopts a bold new look, partially inspired by the Kona compact SUV and likely to be seen on other forthcoming Hyundai SUVs. Particularly striking is the front end with its split level headlights and large ‘cascading’ grille that replaces the signature hexagonal-shaped one.

Hyundai has yet to release a proper image of the Santa Fe's back end, but an official design sketch released last week shows a more aggressive interpretation of current Hyundai design language.

Hyundai has announced that the new Santa Fe will be available in three engine derivatives: a 2.0 turbodiesel, a 2.2 turbodiesel, and a 2.0 turbo petrol. Power outputs are still to be confirmed but all versions get eight-speed automatic transmissions.

The new Santa Fe is the first Hyundai to be equipped with an electronic four-wheel drive system. Dubbed HTRAC, it actively controls the driving force according to the drive mode, maximising traction during bad weather and rough road driving.

The new Santa Fe is stuffed with advanced safety features including frontal collision avoidance, lane departure warning and a lane-holding function. There's a feature which suggests that the driver take a rest stop if the car detects they're getting tired by adopting a different driving pattern than usual, and also a Safe Exit Assist that warns if a passenger is about to open a rear door into the path of an approaching vehicle, and locks the door.

The Santa Fe's redesigned interior adopts higher quality materials in a bid to move the Korean SUV upmarket.

It also acquires the latest state-of-the art infotainment including enhanced voice recognition technology for improved navigation convenience and accuracy. Pressing the voice recognition button on the steering wheel and speaking "route guidance and business name" provides a quick and easy method of getting directions to restaurants or places of interest, and you can ask for phone text messages to be displayed on the infotainment screen.

A 'Voice Memo' function also allows you to record spoken words while driving, if you need to record a phone number or your next grand idea.

Additional new tech in the Santa Fe is a smart phone wireless charging system and Apple car play and mirror link.

Hyundai has yet to confirm local plans for the new Santa Fe but it's likely to be launched in South Africa later this year or early in 2019.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/late...yundai-santa-fe-gets-daring-new-look-13123792

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Bold New Hyundai Santa Fe Shown

The fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe is in the making and the Korean firm has now released an official image showing what the new Santa Fe will look like in the metal.
We published design sketches of the new Santa Fe recently and they gave us an idea of what to expect in terms of styling, but they mostly failed to accurately portray what the car will look like in the metal. Now, however, Hyundai has released an image showing the bold front-end styling of the new Santa Fe as well as an image showing the interior design.

The new Santa Fe borrows its styling from the smaller Kona SUV which we saw at last years Frankfurt Motor Show and it looks far more assertive as a result. The new Santa Fe wears the company's new 'cascading grille' flanked by slim headlights as well as large, shapely light clusters that give the model a more prominent stance. The pronounced, squared-off wheel arches further add a dash of ruggedness.

Although Hyundai has not yet released a rear-view image, the design sketch reveals newly shaped tail lights and chrome work with a silver diffuser, rear spoiler and angular rear windows. Overall, we think the new Santa Fe's styling is a significant improvement over the outgoing model.

A much-improved design will elevate the Santa Fe's presence on the road.

As for the interior, it too has been redesigned with higher quality materials used and features the same infotainment system seen in the Kona, with the screen rising from the centre console. A wireless smartphone charging pad, as well as Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, will also be offered. Key safety features to be included are forward collision warning, lane departure warning, frontal collision avoidance, high beam assist and Safe Exit Assist which warns the driver if he/she is about to open a door onto a passing car and will lock the door in an effort to prevent an unnecessary accident. Are you prone to forgetting that you have passengers in the back? Well, the new Santa Fe will also offer Rear Occupant Alert to remind you that you have company when you exit the vehicle.

A significantly improved interior design with higher quality materials will boost comfort while also offering a wide range of technology features.

The new Santa Fe will be offered in both 5-seat and 7-seat configurations and will be powered by 2 turbodiesel engines (2.0-litre and 2.2-litre) and a 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine. Engine outputs have yet to be confirmed. All Santa-Fe' derivatives will be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission and for the first time, will feature an electronic 4-wheel drive system called HTRAC. The new Santa Fe is expected to make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March 2017. We will keep you in the know as soon as more details become available, so stay tuned!

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/bold-new-hyundai-santa-fe-shown/44554/
 

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Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor unveiled first images of the New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe. The company's largest passenger car, it represents Hyundai's strong SUV heritage and continues its global success story. The fourth generation Santa Fe is a powerful, premium-designed SUV with class-leading roominess.

The Hyundai Santa Fe displays a modern and elegant appearance complemented by eye-catching twin headlights and the Cascading Grille, Hyundai's SUV-family identity. The exterior design is characterised by a powerful wide stance and an athletic, bold look. It features refined lines that reinforce the car's status at the top of Hyundai's SUV line-up. The Santa Fe interior design combines premium quality with a horizontal and roomy layout and enhanced visibility.

Its exterior dimensions make the New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe appear even more prominent. With a length of 4,770 mm, a width of 1,890 mm and a longer wheelbase, it also provides more comfort for its passengers.

Hyundai truly cares about the customer's well-being and offers best-in-class safety features.

As part of its SmartSense technology, the Santa Fe offers a comprehensive package of Hyundai's latest active safety features, making advanced technology affordable. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist is a Hyundai first. When reversing out of areas with low visibility, the system not only warns the driver if vehicles approach from the side - it also applies the brakes automatically. The Safety Exit Assist prevents accidents when vehicles approach from behind by temporarily locking the doors, so that passengers will exit the car safely.

https://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2019-santa_fe/
 

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Santa Fe? That's Spanish for "Holy Faith" and refers to the Catholic Faith. The Spanish conquistadors and missionaries named many places "Holy Faith" (such as the capital of New Mexico). Now the Koreans call a car "Holy Faith". Holy smokes.
 

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Santa Fe? That's Spanish for "Holy Faith" and refers to the Catholic Faith. The Spanish conquistadors and missionaries named many places "Holy Faith" (such as the capital of New Mexico). Now the Koreans call a car "Holy Faith". Holy smokes.

18 years already

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Hyundai Santa Fe

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 history in America-with sales of more than 1.5 million units-the Santa Fe represents Hyundai's strong SUV heritage and continues its success story. Going on sale in the U.S. in the summer of 2018, the fourth generation 2019 model builds on this success using its family-oriented interior, loaded with practical cutting edge technologies and bold exterior looks.

The third 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 dynamics and features aimed at technology and comfort.

Naming

The five-passenger Santa Fe Sport will now be called Hyundai Santa Fe. The current long 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 third-row seat with one-touch folding second-row seats for easy entry into the third-row by children. The third-row seat will only be available on the Santa Fe diesel.

A Bold New Look

The face of the new Hyundai Santa Fe is highlighted by Hyundai's signature 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 away, featuring refined lines that reinforce the car's status in Hyundai's SUV lineup.

https://www.netcarshow.com/hyundai/2019-santa_fe/

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This Is The New, Fourth-Generation Hyundai Santa Fe

After earlier revealing just a pair of images of its new Santa Fe, Hyundai has now officially unveiled the fourth-generation version of its large SUV.

Set to debut at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show, the new Hyundai Santa Fe is set to go into production from the second quarter of 2018. No word yet on timing of plans for local introduction.

Now measuring 4 770 mm long and 1 890 mm wide, with a longer wheelbase of 2 765 mm, Hyundai says the new Santa Fe offers even more interior space than before. The Korean brand furthermore claims that visibility to the rear is improved by a larger (by 41 percent) rear quarter glass.

In the second row, legroom has been increased by 38 mm, while the seats themselves are sited 18 mm higher. A new one-touch folding function improves access to the third row, where headroom has been increased by 22 mm.

The new Santa Fe also features a variable torque control system Hyundai calls “HTRAC”, which the brand promises “enables agile handling and better torque application depending on the wheel grip and the speed of vehicle”.

A new, in-house-designed eight-speed automatic transmission is introduced with the fourth-generation Santa Fe, while petrol engine options (depending on market, of course) include a naturally aspirated 2,4-litre, a turbocharged 2,0-litre and a naturally aspirated 3,5-litre. Diesel options come in the form of a 2,0-litre and a 2,2-litre.

Hyundai says changes to the Santa Fe’s suspension and steering serve to “improve responsiveness and vehicle stability” while also enhancing comfort and quietness. An optional self-load-levelling suspension will also be offered in some markets.

Three infotainment systems will be available. An optional eight-inch arrangement integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features (and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), while a seven-inch set-up sits in the mid-range. A basic audio system (with a five-inch monochrome TFT screen) comes standard. Additionally, there is a new seven–inch TFT colour display information screen sited in the centre of the instrument cluster.

Other highlights include a new head-up display, wireless inductive smartphone charging and the latest Hyundai “SmartSense” active safety and driving assistance features, from blind-spot collision warning and lane-keeping assist to safety exit assist and the industry-first rear occupant alert (which monitors the rear seats and alerts the driver that there are still passengers back there when leaving the car).

http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/this-is-the-new-fourth-generation-hyundai-santa-fe/
 

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I really like the looks of the new model.

The bonnet does, however, give me a slight Ford Kuga feeling, but a nice one. Not the "going to explode" feeling.

I do suspect that we will move into "selling my kidney" territory when it comes to pricing... :D
 

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I really like the looks of the new model.

The bonnet does, however, give me a slight Ford Kuga feeling, but a nice one. Not the "going to explode" feeling.

I do suspect that we will move into "selling my kidney" territory when it comes to pricing... :D

Don't forget the 7" digital dash on higher spec models. Lifts the cabin further:

Normal models:

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Fancy models:

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Hyundai debuts next-gen Santa Fe

Hyundai unveiled its fourth-generation Santa Fe at its world premiere. The Korean automaker says the new model combines "high-tech features with an intuitive spacious interior".

Production from the second quarter of 2018 and will go on sale globally throughout this year.

Engines with new 8-speed auto

Korea/Europe: New engine to meet enhanced Euro 6 emissions standards
All regions: New 8-speed automatic transmission
General regions: 3.3-litre MPI engine increases in displacement to 3.5 litre

Exterior design

The front introduces the cascading grille that is complemented by the composite Light - a design comprising LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights. The side is enhanced by a sleek roofline and a bold side character line running from the headlights to the taillights.

The Santa Fe measures 4.7m long, 1.8m wide and sports a longer wheelbase at 2.7m.

Variable torque control with HTRAC

The in-house-developed HTRAC is based on four-wheel drive technology that variably controls the power of the wheels. The HTRAC variable torque control enables agile handling and better torque application depending on the wheel grip and the speed of vehicle.

In combination with the drive modes, HTRAC improves acceleration, stability and fuel efficiency says the automaker. The system increases traction on snow, gravel and on regular road surfaces while enhancing cornering performance. The ratio of torque distribution is changed with the drive modes and displayed in the cluster.

Interior design

The Santa Fe has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture. Visibility to the rear is improved by the larger rear quarter glass, which was increased by 41% compared to the previous generation model.

Seats are fitted with electric extendable seat cushions offering 10 different positions.

In the second row, legroom is increased by 38mm and the seat is 18mm higher. The new one-touch folding seats ease passenger access to third-row seats. Headroom in the third row has also been improved by 22mm.

Luggage capacity is also increased offering flexibility for everyday needs.

Safety

To comply with the highest safety standards, the fourth-generation Santa Fe offers a best-in-class safety package and industry-first safety features. All features are part of Hyundai smartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies.

The innovative rear occupant alert monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alert the driver that there are still passengers in the rear seat when leaving the car.

The rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist is also a Hyundai first. When reversing out of areas with low visibility, the system not only warns the driver if vehicles are approaching from the rear side, it also applies the brakes automatically.

The safety exit assist prevents accidents by sensing when vehicles approach from behind by temporarily locking the doors before being opened, so that passengers can exit the car safely.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels/hyundai-debuts-next-gen-santa-fe-20180223
 

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 review

Should I buy one?

There are plenty of positives to consider with the new Santa Fe. The reworked machine arguably looks better on the move than it does in photographs, and the dashboard display is wholly contemporary. There’s plenty of on-board storage, it’s quiet, easy to drive and more electronically convenient.

All that said, the ride still needs work. If it gets some attention before it goes on sale in the UK it would better prepare this likeable SUV for the strengthening competition, and the Santa Fe’s star rating will likely climb.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0D automatic

Test location Seoul, South Korea On sale late 2018 Price £33,000 (est) Engine 4 cyls, 1995cc, diesel Power 180bhp at 4000rpm Torque 293lb ft at 1750rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic Kerbweight TBC 0-62mph 10.0sec Top speed 125mph Economy TBC CO2/tax band TBC Rivals Skoda Kodiaq, Kia Sorento

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/hyundai/santa-fe/first-drives/hyundai-santa-fe-2018-review

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Here’s what Hyundai will reportedly call its new large SUV

Hyundai is expected to soon launch a full-size SUV that will share its platform with the production version of sister brand Kia’s Telluride concept. And a fresh report out of the United States suggests that Hyundai has settled on a name for its new model.

According to AutoGuide.com, the Korean automaker recently filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to reserve the “Palisade” badge for use on “automobiles and structural parts thereof”.

While little is known about the upcoming three-row SUV, it is expected to share both its platform and its powertrain with Kia’s version of the seven-seater, which has already been confirmed for production by Hyundai-Kia chief design officer Peter Schreyer.

The report speculates that Hyundai’s new large SUV – which will slot in above the new, fourth-generation Santa Fe – will be revealed early in 2019. Whether the production version will be offered outside of North America remains to be seen.

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/heres-hyundai-will-reportedly-call-new-large-suv/
 

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Hyundai Santa Fe on sale from 1 September priced at £33,425 (R606k)

Korean firm's large SUV gets bold new look, uprated technology and two new engine choices

Hyundai has confirmed that the new Santa Fe will cost from £33,425 when it goes on sale on 1 September.

The fourth-generation SUV's opening price applies to the entry-level 2.2-litre diesel variant, which comes in SE form and with two-wheel drive. It includes 17in wheels, a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and driver assist features such as lane-keep assist, among other standard features.

Opt for a £36,425 Premium model and the seven-seater gains 18in wheels, an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with live services and traffic messaging, plus wireless phone charging. Top-of-the-range Premium SE cars cost from £41,795 and add rear cross traffic alert with brake assist technology and 19in wheels.

The new Santa Fe's design is derived from the smaller Kona and Nexo SUVs, with split headlight clusters and a trapezoidal grille. At 4770mm long and 1890mm wide, it is 70mm longer and 10mm wider than the outgoing model. The additional length also brings about a longer wheelbase, with leg room for rear passengers said to have been improved.

Under the bonnet will be a choice of three engines, two of which are new to the Santa Fe. The existing 194bhp 2.2-litre diesel — the only unit offered on the current car in the UK — is the first to become available and will be joined by a new 2.0-litre diesel later on. A 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will also be introduced to the range. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be available with all three units.

An electronic four-wheel drive system that's new to mass-market Hyundai models is also being used on the Santa Fe. Named HTRAC — short for 'Hyundai traction' — and previously used by Hyundai's premium sub-brand Genesis, the system provides multiple driving modes, is capable of sending up to 50% of torque rearwards and is likely to bolster the new Santa Fe’s potential as the most rugged and capable model in the Hyundai range. Torque vectoring capabilities are also part of the system, offering increased grip and control, the company says.

Technology takes a step forward over the previous model, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-keep assist and lane departure warning all standard. A driver alertness system and other safety assistance features are also installed, as well as a voice recognition system with built-in artificial intelligence. It has yet to be confirmed if the latter system will make it to UK cars.

Also new to Hyundai is a Safety Exit Assist system, which uses sensors in the rear of the car to prevent rear passengers from opening the doors into the path of approaching traffic and warns front passengers if they are about to do so. Passive safety is taken care of with a 57% use of high-strength steel — the highest proportion across Hyundai's range and a 15% increase on the outgoing model.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/hyundai-santa-fe-sale-1-september-priced-£33425
 

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Hyundai Santa Fe Premium 2.2 CRDi 4WD 2018 review

Should I buy one?

That could be the sticking point. See, where other brands, such as Skoda, start their seven-seat SUVs at a price beginning with the number two, the Tucson starts at £33,425, and is priced, as tested in predicted bestselling Premium Automatic 4WD spec, at £40,795.

There’s not much wrong with the Santa Fe from what we’ve gleaned here, but a class based on value and metal-for-money demands perhaps a better starting price than £33,425. The Nissan X-Trail, for instance, starts at just over £28,000. For comparison, the bells-and-whistles Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 190 Sport Line 4x4 5dr DSG is £37,450.

Price aside, though, the Santa Fe isn’t inconsiderable in its talents - although not the last word in driver appeal, it’s more fun to drive than other contenders in the class would have you think.

It’s big, yes, but handles its size well, and although couldn’t be definitively described as agile, does a convincing impression of a car that is.

Hyundai Santa Fe Premium 2.2 CRDi 4WD 2018​ specification

Where Barcelona, Spain Price £40,795 On sale Now Engine 4 cyls, 1997cc, diesel Power 197bhp at 3800rpm Torque 325lb ft at 1750rpm Gearbox 8-spd automatic Kerb weight 1895kg Top speed 127mph 0-62mph 9.4sec Fuel economy 47.1mpg CO2 164g/km Rivals Kia Sorento, Nissan X-Trail, Skoda Kodiaq

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-revie...ndai-santa-fe-premium-22-crdi-4wd-2018-review

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