The demeanour of a 2019 Santa Fe borrows a few elements from a new Hyundai Kona that we saw during a 2017 Frankfurt engine show, featuring vast separate headlights and a hexagonal “cascading” grille that’s been operative a approach into a lineup. Inside, a new Santa Fe facilities a far-reaching infotainment shade located during a tip of a core smoke-stack though keeps copiousness of buttons down next for meridian control functions and other systems. Cabin pattern facilities fewer pointy angles than a effusive model, adopting some-more issuing lines for a some-more upscale appearance.
“The Santa Fe displays a complicated and superb coming complemented by eye-catching twin headlights and a Cascading Grille, Hyundai’s SUV-family identity,” Hyundai says. “The extraneous pattern is characterized by a absolute far-reaching position and an athletic, confidant look. It facilities polished lines that strengthen a car’s standing during a tip of Hyundai’s SUV lineup. The Santa Fe interior pattern combines reward peculiarity with a plane and ample blueprint and extended visibility.”
The redesigned interior is a small reduction edgy, opting for a some-more lush design.
When it comes to reserve tech, a new Santa Fe will offer Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, that warns a motorist if another automobile approaches from a side and can also request a brakes automatically, as good as Safety Exit Assist, that temporarily thatch a doors to forestall passengers from exiting when a complement senses a automobile coming from behind.
Hyundai is approaching to keep a two-model Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport tab group in a U.S., so a indication shown in a photos above is unfailing for a European market, where this nameplate is positioned a small differently when it comes to a series of seats. But a incomparable charity is approaching to keep a seven-seat capability of a customary Santa Fe indication — it’s distant some-more critical in a marketplace than it was 5 years ago when a now-outgoing indication entered production.
Hyundai is gripping a parsimonious lid on other sum forward of a Santa Fe’s Geneva uncover launch, though design to see it on sale in a U.S. in a second half of a year as a 2019 model.
– Jay Ramey is an Associate Editor with Autoweek, and has been with a repository given 2013. Jay also likes to boat and bike.
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