There will be a 2.4-liter inline-four with gasoline direct injection making an estimated 185 hp at 6,000 rpm and 178 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Pricing and final specifications for the new Santa Fe haven't been released.
Hyundai's new stylish SUV will be available in the U.S. this summer.
Along with the redesign, Hyundai is also shuffling the Santa Fe lineup just a bit.
For 2019 the Santa Fe Sport designation is being ditched and is simply called the Santa Fe.
The streamlined naming scheme matches a streamlined design. The images are of a Korean version of the vehicle, presumably, the USA version will look the same.
More details to come, including what we thought of driving it.
Aiming to grab a bigger piece of the exploding CUV and SUV market, Korean automaker Hyundai unveils its bigger, more aggressively styled '19 Santa Fe CUV at the Hyundai Motorstudio in Goyang to global press. Apprised of the report, Trainor declined to refute the newspaper. (434 Nm) of torque, making it Hyundai's first US diesel. In back, the Santa Fe sports a freshened take on the outgoing SUV's styling, with horizontal taillights and plenty of lower bumper cladding. Inside, the new Santa Fe's spacious cabin has been given an overhaul. If you need more space, Hyundai has confirmed that it's working on a new eight-passenger SUV. And the infotainment system offers smartphone mirroring and wireless charging.
Buyers wanting the optional third-row seat in the new Santa Fe will be shoehorned into selecting the diesel engine option. In two-row models, Hyundai touts slightly more passenger volume versus the outgoing Santa Fe Sport, with comparable cargo room behind the first and second rows.
Hyundai is rolling out a new diesel version of the Santa Fe this year with an occasional-use third-row seat and one-touch folding second-row seats, the third row is only offered on the diesel version. This will be a full-size model with three rows and eight seats. Diesel fans get the familiar 2.2-litre CRDi turbodiesel, good for 147kW at 3000 revs and 435Nm at 1750rpm. They wanted the new fourth-generation Santa Fe to have a more aggressive off-road spirit like that of a Jeep or Ford Explorer. He did not give more details on it, however.
Hyundai integrates new Smart Sense Technology standard on SE trim and higher with all the blind spot and collision avoidance tech you respect. Buyers will be able to add adaptive cruise control with stop and go assist, lane-keep assist, around-view monitor and a new rear seat alert.
The target was announced by the carmaker at the official launch event for the vehicle and comes as the South Korean carmaker needs the new SUV to bolster sales not only at home but in key overseas markets like the United States. This, it stressed, raises the value proposition of the auto to a new level.