Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 images & details leaked out

Updated Sep 29, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

The SUV is now available for reservations in Korea.

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 Santa Fe 2018 angular front

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.

>>> Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 interior

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 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model Price
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS 4x2 AT 2018 ₱1,748,000

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Know more about Hyundai Santa Fe 2024

Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is a five-door seven-seater mid-size crossover SUV. In the Philippine market, its three available variants are the entry-level GLS 2WD, the GLS AWD, and the top-spec Calligraphy AWD. These are priced at Php 2,410,000, Php 2,540,000, and Php 3,100,000 respectively. 

Propelling the Santa Fe are two powertrains. For the Calligraphy, it gets a 2.5-liter turbocharged Smartstream gasoline engine that can output 277 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque. The GLS trims meanwhile, get a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter Smartstream gasoline mill that puts out 191 hp and 246 Nm of torque.

Both GLS trims use an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the top-spec Calligraphy variant uses an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The GLS is available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive (AWD), while the Calligraphy is exclusively AWD. 

Size-wise, the GLS trims are 4,830mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,770mm in height. The Calligraphy has the same length and width, but it is slightly taller at 1,780mm. 

Locally, the Hyundai Santa Fe competes against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Subaru Evoltis, GAC GS8, and Ford Explorer, among others. 

₱ 2,410,000 - ₱ 3,100,000