02.07.2018 Press information

The All-New Hyundai Santa Fe - Caring for its passengers

  • The All-New Santa Fe is a powerful, elegant SUV with best-in-class safety features and exceptional roominess.
  • The fourth generation Santa Fe builds on the company’s strong SUV heritage with more than 1.6 million SUVs sold in Europe.
  • Hyundai’s D-SUV features an imposing front that adopts the new SUV family identity, the Cascading Grille combined with the eye-catching Composite Light
  • Innovative safety features underline Hyundai’s approach to making advanced technology more accessible.
  • Hyundai’s in-house developed Rear Occupant Alert is a first in the industry – this feature monitors the rear seats to detect passengers when the driver leaves the car.
  • The HTRAC variable torque control enables agile handling and better torque application depending on wheel grip and speed of vehicle.
  • The All-New Santa Fe will also be available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions at a later stage

Press material

Hyundai Motor strengthens its presence in the SUV market with the fourth generation Santa Fe.

The D-SUV sets a new benchmark in Hyundai’s SUV line-up and offers customers outstanding design, latest safety features and a great value for money ratio.

The fourth generation Santa Fe continues the model’s global success story. The first Santa Fe was launched in 2001 and is the foundation of Hyundai Motor’s SUV credibility. Hyundai truly cares about the customer’s well-being. We offer innovative and unique active safety features and class-leading roominess for extra comfort.

Thomas A. Schmid Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

All-New Santa Fe builds on Hyundai’s SUV heritage

Since the launch of the first Santa Fe in 2001 Hyundai has sold more than 1.6 million SUVs in Europe, becoming an established brand in the SUV segment. In Europe, more than 400,000 units of Santa Fe have been sold over the past 17 years – and the fourth generation Santa Fe is expected to attract more customers with its premium design, more space and advanced technology. It is the flagship model of the longstanding SUV heritage that Hyundai has built up. It also provides one of the best-in-class safety packages, remarkable roominess and innovative comfort features that enhance the customer’s daily life.

Premium design

The design of the fourth generation Santa Fe connects with Hyundai’s new SUV family look. It displays a modern and prestigious appearance complemented by the eye-catching Composite Light and the Cascading Grille, Hyundai’s family identity. The exterior design is characterised by a powerful wide stance and an athletic, bold look. Its refined lines reinforce the car’s status at the top of Hyundai’s SUV line-up.

Enhanced four-wheel drive with newly developed HTRAC technology

The All-New Santa Fe features an advanced four-wheel drive system with an enhanced torque application depending on wheel grip and the speed of vehicle, called HTRAC. Hyundai’s next generation four-wheel drive technology controls the torque distribution and braking power of the front and rear wheels variably. It supports drivers in all kinds of driving situations, whether on snow, slippery roads or in regular road conditions, and enhances stability in cornering.

The All-New Santa Fe offers a choice between two diesel powertrains and a petrol powertrain. The engines have been modified to meet the new Euro 6d Temp emission standards, resulting in improved fuel efficiency. The standard 2.0-litre diesel engine has two power outputs: 150 PS / 110 kW and 185 PS / 136 kW paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (MT) or the newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission (AT). The high-power 2.2-litre CRDi comes with 200 PS / 147 kW and an enhanced fuel efficiency of three to four per cent with a choice of two-wheel and four-wheel drive paired with a 6-speed MT or the new 8-speed AT. The Theta II 2.4-litre petrol engine delivers 185 PS / 136 kW.

Hyundai will be launching two alternative powertrains soon, a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version for the Santa Fe.

Industry-first safety technologies

Hyundai truly cares about the customer’s well-being. To comply with the highest European safety standards, the fourth generation Santa Fe offers one of the best-in-class safety packages and industry-first safety features. All features are part of the Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance technologies. The innovative Rear Occupant Alert monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the car. The Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist is a Hyundai first, too. When reversing out of areas with low visibility, the system not only warns the driver if vehicles approach from the rear – it also applies the brakes automatically. The Safety Exit Assist prevents accidents when vehicles approach from behind by temporarily locking the doors before being opened so that passengers will exit the car safely.

Passive safety is enhanced by an increased body rigidity to protect passengers in the event of a collision. Thanks to hot stamping being applied over an enlarged area along with larger weld diameters, the car’s overall weight is reduced while providing top-level crashworthiness. The strong and light body enhances the dynamic performance and increases passenger safety by using 57 per cent high-strength steel – the highest proportion of high-strength steel of any Hyundai vehicle.

State-of-the-art connectivity features

Hyundai offers customers a set of multiple connectivity features: the optional 8-inch infotainment system integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features, supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Live Services. The Display Audio function allows passengers to switch their smartphone’s content onto the system’s 7-inch display via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Santa Fe also features Hyundai’s new full head-up display that projects relevant driving and safety information directly onto the windshield. Its class-leading luminance of 10,000 cd/m2 and 8-inch image size enable not only effortless daylight visibility but also faster recognition of information while keeping the driver’s attention on the road ahead.


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