The all-new Santa Fe offers customers advanced connectivity features to enhance seamless integration of the customer’s smartphone, making operation more intuitive and safe while driving. Customers can choose between three systems. The optional 8-inch infotainment system integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features, supporting both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Display Audio allows passengers to switch their smartphone’s content onto the system’s 7-inch display via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.. Additionally, there is a central information screen located in the centre of the instrument cluster between the two dials – a new 7-inch TFT colour display.
Full head-up display
For the first time in a Hyundai, the Santa Fe features a full head-up display (HUD) that projects relevant driving information onto the windscreen, allowing faster recognition of information while keeping the driver’s attention on the road ahead.
With a projected image size of eight inches at a two-metre distance, and class-leading luminance of more than 10,000 candela per square metre, the new HUD guarantees best visibility in different light conditions. The HUD can be adjusted in angle and height to ensure optimum visibility for individual needs. The HUD supports driving safety by displaying information such as speed, navigation commands and fuel level as well as alerts from active safety and driving assistance features.
8-inch Navigation system
From Premium trim upwards include 8-inch infotainment system in the Santa Fe integrates all navigation, media and connectivity features, allowing drivers to always stay tuned to the traffic ahead. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enable users to connect their devices to deliver and control music or telephone functions on screen. It comes with a free seven-year subscription to LIVE services offering real-time weather information, traffic and speed cameras (where legally allowed) plus live fuel prices and parking availability, and online searches for points of interest. The navigation system also features 3D maps and Hyundai Motor’s unique Lifetime MapcareTM** with free annual map and software updates included. To enhance vehicle operation, the system includes a rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines and trailer view.
Accessible connectivity through Display Audio
The Display Audio offers customers accessible connectivity with a 7-inch high-resolution colour LCD touchscreen to connect their smartphones via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Passengers can use the navigation capabilities of their smartphone without the need for built-in car navigation. The system recognises the passenger’s voice allowing them to dictate messages or to make phone calls. The Display Audio also features an integrated rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines and trailer view.
Wireless inductive charging
To ensure that occupants’ phones are always charged, the Santa Fe also provides a wireless inductive charging pad (QI standard) for mobile phones. The phone’s charging status is visualised with a small indicator lamp above. To ensure the phone will not be forgotten inside the car, the central display in the instrument cluster will show a reminder when switching off the car.
For further connection of media devices, the Santa Fe comes as standard with a USB port and an AUX jack.
Hyundai SmartSense: Highest level of active safety
The all-new Santa Fe features the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features to comply with the highest European safety standards: Blind Spot Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist and Rear Occupant Alert.
Industry-first Rear Occupant Alert protects children
The newly developed Rear Occupant Alert is the latest addition to Hyundai’s SmartSense package of active safety features. Rear Occupant Alert monitors the rear seats and alerts the driver when leaving the car without the passengers from the second or third row.
An ultrasonic sensor monitors the rear seats to detect the movements of children or pets. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats with a message on the central instrument cluster display once the engine is switched off. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver has locked the vehicle, it will sound the horn and flash the lights. The system also activates if children accidentally lock themselves in the car.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) warns the driver and applies the brakes automatically to avoid collisions when vehicles approach from the side, or when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using the rear corner radars, the system scans a 180-degree area behind the vehicle. RTCA operates once reverse gear is engaged.
Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition
The all-new Santa Fe is fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Recognition, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it can also take control of the brakes according to the collision danger stage, and apply maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimise damage when a collision is unavoidable. The system is activated when a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, operating at speeds of 5 mph or above.
Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keeping Assist alerts the driver to unsafe movements at over 35 mph by sensing the car’s road position. It sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey and blue lines, as well as raised road markers, and warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.
Blind Spot Detection
Also using radar, the Blind Spot Detection (BSD) system monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators, an audible signal is emitted. This also applies to lane change situations in which a vehicle is detected.
Highest Passive Safety
The all-new Santa Fe benefits from superior rigidity through the application of high-strength steel, high impact energy absorption and minimised distortion, enhancing passive safety 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 achieving top-level crashworthiness. The Santa Fe features more high-strength steel than any other Hyundai vehicle, used for 57 per cent of its structure – 15 per cent above the previous model.
Around the interior of the Santa Fe a total of six airbags are installed (two front airbags, two side airbags and two curtain airbags from first to second row protecting both driver and passengers).
** Lifetime MapCare™ is the commercial term for Hyundai’s subscription to the MapCare™ programme with which annual map updates are assured for the eligible Hyundai vehicles for a minimum period of ten years after the model’s end of production.