In this review...
- Safety Features & Technologies
- 7. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippines: Final words
1. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019: A big move of Hyundai
Hyundai is exactly an ambitious car manufacturer. This year, instead of going head to head with PPV (or the plebeian pickup-based passenger vehicle) market as it did before, it now brings the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 (also called Hyundai Sta Fe 2019) with an aim to challenge every contender in the mid-size luxurious SUV segment.
Some may call this move is a madness but all things considered, this segment will come with far less rivals than the two. That why this brand decided to bring the world the fourth-gen Santa Fe - an excellent SUV that successfully changes the balance of power in favor of Hyundai.
Don’t let our beloved readers have to wait any longer, Philkotse.com will provide you with an in-depth review of the all-new 2019 Santa Fe, in terms of its exterior, interior, engine, price in the Philippines and more.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe - First Drive Review
2. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippine Exterior
The first thing in the 2019 Hyundai Sta Fe can obtain your impression maybe the appearance of the sheet metal, earning the new Santa Fe a more sophisticated and athletic look.
At the front fascia, the car comes adorned with a cascading chrome-and-black grille showcasing the new “Sensuous Sportiness” design language of Hyundai. It now gets slimmer LED headlamps, plus dynamic bending function which is very helpful for drivers, especially when they drive on tree-lined roads.
The new Santa Fe gets a more sophisticated and athletic look
The most obvious change in the SUV’s appearance is the reposition of the flowing character lines which are now moved from the headlights to the tail lamps, offering a sleek and premium look. The new Hyundai Santa Fe also comes with 19’’ alloy wheels, silver skid plate and fresh rounded fenders.
Speaking of the car’s size, it now boasts a massive size measuring 4,770 mm in length and 1,890 mm in width, along with a 2,756 mm wheelbase, offering an improved value of proposition for all families in the Philippines, whether in loading occupants or hauling cargo.
The car comes adorned with a cascading chrome-and-black grille
The Santa Fe now boasts a massive size
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3. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippine Interior
The best thing of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is that the Korean car manufacturer still keeps the same successful formula that has been used since the first generation - a family-oriented car.
In fact, Filipinos are family-oriented people who love having trips with their family members. And the Santa Fe has won hearts of many car enthusiasts.
The best thing of the Santa Fe 2019 is that it's still a family-oriented car
When opening the door and enter the cabin, you will be surely amazed at how spacious it is, from front to back, legroom to headroom. On top of that, it is furnished with stitched upholstery, 2-tone finish and luxurious cabin materials. The dashboard comes outstanding at the center of the car with series of functionality for driver’s disposal. Besides, thanks to a larger rear quarter glass and a lower belt line, the Santa Fe has improved all-round visibility.
To give a general verdict, the interior of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippines is really quintessential.
The dashboard comes outstanding at the center of the car with series of functionality for driver’s disposal
The Santa Fe 2019 steering wheel
4. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippine: Engine
Like the Hyundai Santa Fe 2018, power in this new model comes from a 2.2L CRDi diesel mill with e-VGT, being capable of cranking out 200 hp and 441 Nm of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox sending power to the rear wheel.
Besides its great power, the most noticeable improvement of the all-new Hyundai Sta Fe 2019 is its ride. Thanks to the monocoque structure, the Santa Fe can respond quicker and offer a more excellent body-controlled roll while navigating the twists and turns on the go.
Power comes from a 2.2L CRDi diesel mill with e-VGT
Meanwhile, owing to the MacPherson Strut combined with rear Multi-link suspension, the suspension has been greatly improved, providing a more stable and smoother riding experience on tough road conditions.
5. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippines: Safety Features & Technologies
Hyundai has been well-known for its excellent Hyundai cars and service because it understands what customers look for. In the next-gen Hyundai Sta Fe 2019, the car brand has equipped this SUV with essential and advanced technologies including the Rear Occupants Alert, Safe Exit Assist and Heads-Up Display.
The Rear Occupants Alert will be very helpful for those who bring their children or pets along with their trips. With this superb feature, car owners will be reminded that there is still someone inside their parked Santa Fe. The system will be operated based on a motion sensor placed in the cabin. When it recognizes any movement inside the vehicle, it will notify the driver with a horn via an app on their smartphones. You will have to give thanks to this tech when you “accidentally” forget your baby inside the car, which is not a rare mistake of woolgathering parents.
In the next-gen Santa Fe 2019, the car brand has equipped this SUV with essential and advanced technologies
Next, the Safe Exit Assist is a smart driving assist technology. It will keep your kids from falling out of the car or stepping out the the road in case of an accident, especially when there is a fast-approaching car behind your Santa Fe.
Additionally, Hyundai also armed its 2019 Santa Fe with the futuristic Heads-Up Display which is a virtual display of driving information on the windshield including fuel level, speed and alerts from driving assistance and active safety features.
6. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Price in the Philippines
The Hyundai Sta Fe 2019 Philippines has been released at the MIAS 2018 and along with the Kona. At present, it gets a price tag of P2,338,000.
According to HARI (Hyundai Asia Resources), the new Santa Fe has been already available in all Hyundai dealerships in the Philippines. So now you can visit the nearest showroom to drive home this all-new SUV.
|Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS 4x2 AT||₱2,338,000|
7. Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Philippines: Final words
In general, the fourth-gen Hyundai Sta Fe 2019 is evaluated to be more matured and refined than its predecessor. It promises to be a great hit of Hyundai into the mid-size luxurious SUV segment, challenging any serious rivals.
Is it attractive enough to make you open your wallet and dive home this excellent SUV? Let us know your thoughts by leaving your comments below.