Unveiled: Fourth-gen Hyundai Santa Fe
With a new automatic transmission, the fourth-gen Santa Fe is now bigger and more feature rich
Hyundai will showcase the next-gen Santa Fe at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The carmaker has completely redesigned the car from the ground up. It shares its design with the Hyundai Nexo – the hydrogen-powered car sold in the US. With a cascading grille and slim LED DRLs, Hyundai has given the new Santa Fe an edgy design and an aggressive stance.
The fourth-gen Santa Fe has grown in terms of proportions. It’s now 80mm longer and 10mm wider than the previous gen. Which means that there will be more legroom in the second row and more headroom in the third row. The front and the passenger seats can be electronically adjusted in 10 different positions. The instrument cluster now gets a new 7-inch TFT display.
The fourth-gen Santa Fe is equipped with driving aids such as-variable torque control, blind-spot collision warning, forward collision assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, safety exit assist and speed limit detection. Along with all these, the new Santa Fe gets additional features like rear occupant alert and rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist.
The Korean carmaker has introduced a new 8-speed automatic gearbox which will send power to all the four wheels. With the 2019 Santa Fe, Hyundai has launched a range of engines. While there are four petrol engines- two 2.4-litres, a 2.0-litre and a 3.5-litre, the oil-burner is available is in two different capacities – a 2.0-litre and a 2.2-litre.
The Santa Fe was discontinued in India last year due to poor sales, so there is a chance that the fourth-gen Santa Fe may not come to the Indian shores.