- New Generation Santa Fe prices start from £33,425
- 8-speed Automatic transmission introduced
- All new HTRAC 4WD system with selectable torque distribution
- Hyundai Motor UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the New Generation Santa Fe, which goes on sale in the UK on 1 September.
New Generation Santa Fe introduces an array of new equipment, safety and powertrain features over the previous generation. This is combined with a fresh new exterior style that showcases the SUV design language initiated by KONA, including the introduction of the Hyundai family’s Cascading Grille and composite lamp design. The interior has also been completely re-designed to create a roomy space with a premium feel using soft touch materials throughout.
New Generation Santa Fe’s feature the 2.2 CRDi “R” engine, upgraded with the addition of both selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and lean NOx trap (LNT) to further reduce emissions in conjunction with the diesel particulate filter (DPF) system, whilst maintaining the 200PS / 440Nm output. It will be available with front wheel drive or 4WD drivetrains, with 6-speed manual transmission or an all-new 8-speed automatic transmission.
The new 8-speed automatic transmission, with enhanced drive mode logic, improves engine response and control when cornering - by suppressing upshifts over a set lateral G level - and engine braking control by raising the gearbox downshift RPM level when braking hard.
Four-wheel-drive models introduce HTRAC, an evolution of Hyundai’s “Torque on Demand” 4WD system. Whilst previously, front and rear torque distribution was controlled automatically, HTRAC offers the driver manual control over torque distribution with the introduction of three modes:
Torque distribution (front / rear): 65/35 ~ 50/50
Torque distribution (front / rear): 80/20 ~ 65/35
Torque distribution (front / rear): 100/0 ~ 80/20
The new system still allows the driver to manually select “4WD Lock”, which holds the torque delivery at 50/50 until road speed exceeds 19 mph, at which point the torque distribution is automatically controlled as required.
In terms of equipment, all New Generation Santa Fe benefits as standard from 7 seats, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera, privacy glass, dual zone climate control, heated front seats, drivers’ seat height adjustment, leather steering wheel, automatic windscreen wipers, DAB radio with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, cruise control, Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Smart High Beam Assist.
Prices will start from £33,425 for the SE 2.2 CRDi 200PS 6-speed 2WDmanual which will be equipped with all of the above as standard as well as 17” alloys. Automatic variants will include Smart Cruise Control (SCC) and Electric Parking Brake (EPB). The SE 2.2 CRDi 200PS is available with two drivetrain options a 6-speed 2WD manual, or 8-speed 2WD automatic transmission.
From £36,995, Premium 2.2 CRDi 200PS 6-speed 2WD manual builds on the SE trim level by offering customers additional equipment including 18” alloy wheels, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, LED headlamps, heated steering wheel, electric front seats, leather seat facings and electrically operated tailgate. Premium specification also includes the KRELL sound system with 8” touch screen, 10 speaker sound system with navigation. Additional safety features include Rear Occupancy Alert, which alerts the driver to any occupants, including children or pets that may have been inadvertently left in the vehicle when the central locking is operated and Blind Spot Detection (BSD) on manual models and Blind Spot Detection with Brake Assist on automatic transmission models, which automatically counter steers by individual brake application if a collision situation is detected during a lane change manoeuvre.. The Premium 2.2 CRDi 200PS is available with 4 drivetrain options: 6-speed 2WD manual, 8-speed 2WD automatic, 6-speed 4WD manual, or 8-speed 4WD automatic.
The top of the range Premium SE 2.2 CRDi 200PS 8-speed automatic 2WD enters the range at £41,495 and adds 19” alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats with drivers’ seat position memory function, and Head Up Display (HUD) which projects relevant information directly to the drivers line of sight. The HUD is projected directly onto the windshield, which lowers into the dashboard when not in use and is fully adjustable for both angle and height for optimum visibility for all drivers. Premium SE trim also introduces an around view monitor (automatic transmissions only) and is also available with an optional £300 Burgundy Pack which includes two tone burgundy and black leather seat facings, dashboard trim and a black suede headlining. The Premium SE is available with 2 drivetrain options; the 8 speed automatic in either 2WD or 4WD.
New Generation Santa Fe is available in a choice of 8 exterior colours; Pearl finishes: Phantom Black, White Cream, Lava Orange, Horizon Red and Stormy Sea and Metallic finishes: Typhoon Silver, Magnetic Force, Earthy Bronze and Rain Forest. Horizon Red is available to customers as a no cost option, whilst all other finishes are a £575 option.
All new from the ground up, the New Generation Santa Fe represents a huge step change for the model. With a new exterior and interior design, elevated equipment levels and premium levels of refinement, the New Generation Santa Fe reasserts its position at the top of the Hyundai range.Tony WhitehornPresident and CEO Hyundai Motor UK
All New Generation Santa Fe models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.