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
Dimensions
 Fuel tank  64 Liters
 Wheel base  2700mm
 Doors  5
Engine 
 Cylinders  4
 Valves  4
 Fuel Supply System  Direct Fuel Injection
Performance 
 Power  197 HP
 Torque  441 Nm
 Fuel Type  Diesel
 Suspension and brakes 
 Front and Rear Suspension  MacPherson Strut
Transmission
 Type  Automatic
 Gear Box  6-speed
 Drive Type  4X2
Steering
 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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Hyundai Santa Fe

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.  
 

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