Around since 2012, the Santa Fe is going to receive a redesign in the near future with the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. So far the South Korean company decided to keep mostly quiet about their new SUV. However, the new model has been spied testing a few times now and it seems it is much closer to release than first thought. From these spy shots, the car seems to be pretty much ready for production. However, Hyundai is likely testing the car in order to come up with a far superior product than its predecessor. At this point, the specifics about the new Santa Fe are still unknown. Despite that, it looks like the car is going to grow by a good amount over its predecessor. Why? Well, most rumors suggest the new Santa Fe is going to be able to accommodate up to 8 people. On top of that, the Sports model, which was previously a 5 passengers car, might be able to house up to 7 people in some trim levels. This would give Hyundai a huge edge over its rivals and it would likely allow the model to become one of the better-selling cars in its class.
The drive remains the same
It looks like Kona
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
While not clear so far, we are quite sure the new car will be based on a new platform. It seems this will be a new modular chassis which will give the Santa Fe a longer wheelbase than before. The car is also expected to get slightly wider but the larger size won’t affect its driving characteristics much.
It looks like it may become even better to drive than before which would be achieved with the help of a lighter and more rigid construction than that of its predecessor.
The Sports model is also set to increase slightly but the extra room for the third row of seats is expected to take up trunk space, so it will still look on par with its predecessor. It seems Hyundai will market this particular version as a 5 seat model with 2 extra seats for when there is a real need for them.
The Santa Fe seems to have a much more aggressive look than its smaller sibling and it looks like the fenders have been flared by a good bit too
Another big change with the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is going to be the way it looks. Even though Hyundai didn’t reveal all that much about the car, the camouflaged version gives us a good idea about its look. It seems the car will get an entirely new front end with a brand new honeycomb mesh grille and a split headlight design. This would be the
It seems the car will get an entirely new front end with a brand new honeycomb mesh grille and a split headlight design. This would be the same type of design that has been in use on the Kona with the upper DRLs and the lower high and main beams.
The Santa Fe seems to have a much more aggressive look than its smaller sibling and it looks like the fenders have been flared by a good bit too. The rear on the other hand has been much better camouflaged which suggests the massive changes the larger model will receive in order to accommodate an extra seat.
The rear on the other hand has been much better camouflaged which suggests the massive changes the larger model will receive in order to accommodate an extra seat.
Both versions of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will have little to no room available for luggage when all seats will be up. Despite that, it shouldn’t really have a problem considering all of its rivals will be mostly the same as it.
The big change inside will be the look of the dashboard. Instead of the unusual curvy design, this is expected to get a more conventional look similar to what the Kona received a short while ago.
Also, the car will definitely receive quite a bit more technology than before which should allow Hyundai to further solidify their position on the market.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain with north of 250 horsepower is also going to be available
Engine and Specs
It is safe to assume the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will boast all turbocharged engines. The base model will likely get a 1.6-liter turbo four good for as much as 200 horsepower.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain with north of 250 horsepower is also going to be available. These two engines will come only with the Sports version of the car and it seems that both of them will be available with an optional all-wheel-drive system.
The regular Santa Fe might receive a new 3.3 liter turbocharged V6 which could offer as much as 350 horsepower.
With a standard all-wheel-drive system and an automatic gearbox, the new model would likely be able to finally become a premium crossover like Hyundai always wanted it to be.
Release and Price 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
We have no information about when the new Santa Fe will appear in the showrooms, we expect it at the end of 2018.
If you want a new Hyundai, you have to extract more than $ 30,000 for the base version.
|2017 Hyundai Santa Fe||Starts at $30,900|
|2017 Honda CR-V||Starts at $24,100|
|2017 Toyota RAV4||Starts at $25,000|
|2017 Kia Sorento||Starts at $25,600|
Note: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, Competition and Prices
The main rivals of the new Santa Fe: Nissan X-Trail, Skoda Kodiaq, Kia Sorento