Hyundai has recently published the very first images of the next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 which is now available for booking in South Korea. The all-new SUV, according to Hyundai, features a new look along with a wide range of infotainment and safety techs inside.
For starters, the 2018 model’s design relatively resembles the hydrogen-powered Nexo. Correspondingly, it comes with a Hyundai’s cascading grille bordered by dual-tier headlamps with slim upper DRLs and larger main lighting units. A solid shoulder line and striking squared-off wheel arches are prominent on the side.
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Hyundai has recently published the very first images of the next-generation 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
Stepping inside, the fourth-gen Santa Fe, meanwhile, looks like the Kona crossover with a 3-tier dash where a freestanding infotainment display, slim air vents and the rest of the switchgear locate. As claimed by Hyundai, the Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 interior will come fitted with premium colors and materials to prioritize the users’ comfort and convenience.
In particular, this big SUV has been lengthened and stretched to provide class-leading legroom for the 2nd row. At the same time, headroom for the 3rd row is also boosted. Accessing the last row is now more effortless; and with seats at this row down, a cavernous boot space will be in front of you.
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Try not to drool too much when sitting in this high-tech cabin
Speaking of new technologies, try not to drool too much when sitting in this high-tech cabin. For 2018, a BlueLink 2.0 providing security, remote start, navigation and vehicle management functions will be set up. A song identification feature is also developed with SoundHound.
Notably, a new server-based voice recognition system will surely get you excited. It is integrated with artificial intelligence technology to enhance accuracy and functionality, then allowing the system to recognize more natural speech patterns, for example when you use ask for route guidance.
Safety-wise, coming as standard are:
- Avoidance Assist
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Driver Attention Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
Additionally, the Safe Exit Assist (SEA) is expected to be provided. The Rear Occupant Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist could also be seen for the first time in this next-gen model.
Under the hood, available engine options might be 2.0L turbo petrol, a 2.0L and a 2.2 turbo diesel mills. The power and torques have yet to be revealed but latest car news suggests that the Hyundai Tucson 2018 will come with the brand’s HTRAC AWD system and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The price also remains secret. So just stay tuned and wait for further details from the Korean marque.
|Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS 4x2 AT 2018||₱1,748,000|
Know more about Hyundai Santa Fe 2021
The Hyundai Santa Fe takes its name from the historical city of Santa Fe in Mexicom, starting out as a compact crossover in its first two generations before being upgraded to a midsize crossover by the time its third iteration came about. Now on its fourth generation, the Santa Fe features increased dimensions accompanied by a streamlined shape, along with an interior equipped with various tech and convenience features.
In the Philippines, Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. (HARI) markets the Santa Fe in two levels of trim: the GLS Mid and High variants, both with a 2.2L common-rail diesel engine mated to a 4x2 drivetrain. These are available in six color options.