Some details are still kept secret, but the exterior, the interior of the new crossover secret is not present.
The manufacturer does not explain the need for such a hurry, and most importantly – such a deep restyling. Its scope will be the updated Santa Fe is not just improved, but completely new, although Hyundai still prefer to speak of modernization.
The crossover must change the platform and, apparently, the engine range – and it is these details remain behind the scenes. The wraps off the new Hyundai beginning with a detailed account of changes in exterior and interior architecture and other details will, obviously, during the summer: on the European market the updated Santa Fe is due out in September.
Head of global design centre Hyundai San yup Lee, describing the SUV, mentions “reward function”, “bold lines”, “sophisticated” and “attractive”. The main dominants of the “face” of the SUV began imposing grille with an embossed filling and on the edges of the integrated optics as well as unusual T-shaped running lights. In addition, the crossover modified hood, bumper and wheel arches that hide 20-inch wheels.
The main changes in the back is a new lights, United led strip across the tailgate and a new bumper with simulated protective pads. As for the interior, then, according to Hyundai, the interior of SUV is very close to premium standards, not only because of rethought the architecture, but also due to new materials.
Apparently, the front panel and Central console of the updated Santa Fe is tailored by Palisade’s flagship: the new model is now the same “rush” of the Central tunnel, installed independently of the display of the multimedia system and a very similar steering wheel. Monitor, by the way, can have a diagonal of 10.25 inches, and the system promised many new features.
The only revision on the part of the powertrain, which is already known is a complete failure Hyundai from all sorts of levers and joystick on the center console. Transition Santa Fe for “steering-by-wire” is allowed to drive the selector transmission mode to multiple buttons.
In addition, Santa Fe for the first time got a system Terrain Mode allows you to assign a drive electronics one of the default presets in the list are traditional eco-friendly, sporty and comfortable, and a few off-road options (sand, snow and mud), as well as intellectual, in which electronics itself selects the appropriate settings based on road condition and driving style.
It is worth noting that both of these block – button automatic transmission and a Terrain selector Mode is very similar to that already established in Palisade. And, like the flagship crossover, the Santa Fe has an additional place to store things in the bottom of the Central tunnel.
About the power units of Hyundai has not yet spoken, though, and posted a photo of a engine that says Hybrid on the cover – maybe it’s 230-strong unit from Sorento. The counterpart Alliance of the updated Santa Fe can learn from other engines, including the 2.2-liter diesel. This information still has to wait – as well as data on what engines Santa Fe will reach the market of our country.
Also suggest you to see a detailed test drive of the Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 from the team InfoCar.ua: