PHEV Versions of the new Hyundai Santa Fe is slated for release soon

Updated Sep 30, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The new Hyundai Santa Fe has plans of releasing its version of electric vehicles in the next 18 months.

After the Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 made its launch in Geneva there were speculations that the latest model of the Hyundai Santa Fe will be getting a mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles otherwise known as PHEV probably within the next 18 months, as reported by Autocar UK. The seven-seater SUV was initially disclosed earlier in February 2019. It was mentioned that the new Hyundai Santa Fe will be getting a mix of conventional gasoline and diesel engine high powered SUVs’.

Additional Information about both vehicles are still insufficient as of this writing, but the mild hybrid setup will likely be taken from the recently facelifted Tucson and Kia Sportage. The setup will include a 2.0-litre turbodiesel, a low-voltage DC/DC converter (LDC), a mild hybrid starter generator (MHSG), an inverter and a 0.44 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018

Hyundai has plans to launch the PHEV model of the Santa Fe SUV by 2020.  ​ 

As for the PHEV, or otherwise known as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. It has been recommended that the Kia Optima PHEV’s vehicle might be a good fit. Engine-wise, it features a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a transmission-mounted 50 kW electric motor, 9.8 kWh battery and a high-voltage onboard charger. The sedan has claimed a distance of  965 km while running on  a combination of petrol and EV mode and 43 km in full EV mode

Electric versions of newer models are part of the South Korean auto manufacturer plans to innovate and pioneer 18 eco-friendly vehicle models to global markets by the year 2025. Also included in the playbook are alternative fuel vehicles like the hydrogen-powered Nexo.

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

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018

The Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 offers a muscular and elegant aesthetic design appealing to SUV enthusiasts. 

The current 2018 model of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS 6A/T 2WD (Dsl) is currently priced at Php1.84 million here in the Philippines. Below are some specs of the current Philippine-market Hyundai Santa Fe that you can check out.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 specs in the Philippines
 Fuel tank  64 Liters
 Wheel base  2700mm
 Doors  5
 Cylinders  4
 Valves  4
 Fuel Supply System  Direct Fuel Injection
 Power  197 HP
 Torque  441 Nm
 Fuel Type  Diesel
 Suspension and brakes 
 Front and Rear Suspension  MacPherson Strut
 Type  Automatic
 Gear Box  6-speed
 Drive Type  4X2
 Steering Type  Power
 Steering Column  Tilt and Telescopic
 Steering Gear Type  Rack and Pinion
 Adjustable Steering Column  Yes
Wheels and tires
 Alloy Wheel Size  18 inch
 Tire Size  235/60 R18
 Tire Type  Radial
 Wheel Size  R18

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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

Liza Campos

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Majoring in Physical Therapy during College, Liza started her career as a Sales Assistant and then joined Philkotse since 2018 as a freelance writer. She loves to challenge herself in different fields, just as much as how she loves travelling.

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