It has recently been revealed on The Korean Car Blog that the next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 would very likely be launched in South Korea in February next year. Even though the exact release date was not mentioned, the news still makes sense as spy shots of the all new Santa Fe on the road test have been leaked all through the year.\
What is more, it was earlier confirmed by Dave Zuchowksi, Hyundai Motor America CEO in 2016 that there would be two Hyundai SUVs to be introduced in 2018. Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.
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According to latest car news, the interior of the next-gen Santa Fe will come loaded with new head-up display and refreshed infotainment system and the outside will gain a big grille and split headlights borrowed from its brother KONA. In addition, the two-row Santa Fe Sport might have a new name while the three-row counterpart would be built bigger and tougher in terms of size and appearance. By doing so, the Korean carmaker aims to further distinguish these two models as customers usually get confused because of their similar appearance.
The existing Hyundai Santa Fe has been refreshed not only to look more rugged but also to make it more exciting to drive
The current-gen Santa Fe has also received a 2017 model year update including sharper design, enhanced infotainment, led lighting, convenience and improved safety.
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No word yet when the all new Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 will hit other markets. However, it is expected that the new Santa Fe will arrive in North America soon after its South Korean premier.
In the Philippines, the current Philippine-spec Hyundai Santa Fe can be had from ₱1,748,000 to ₱2,533,000.
Know more about Hyundai Santa Fe 2024
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is a seven-seater midsize crossover. It assumes a front-engine, front-wheel drive layout. Locally, the new Santa Fe’s sole variant is the GLS 2.2R CRDi DCT, which is priced at Php 2,420,000.
Size-wise, the Philippine-spec Santa Fe is 4,785mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,710mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,765mm, and a ground clearance of 176mm.
Under the hood of the Hyundai Santa Fe is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel mill that can produce up to 200 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Locally, the Hyundai Santa Fe competes against the likes of the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-8, Jeep Cherokee, etc.
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