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Introducing the new generation Hyundai Sante Fe

Written by: Neil

Huyundai Santa Fe 2019

Since the launch of the first Hyundai Santa Fe in 2000, Hyundai has become an established brand in the SUV segment. Building on the success of its predecessors, the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe combines the latest high-tech features with an intuitive spacious interior.

The new generation Santa Fe represents Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to delivering vehicles that feature world-class innovation and design. The all-new Santa Fe will start production from the second quarter of 2018 and will go on sale globally throughout this year.

Hyundai Santa Fe Premium design

The front introduces the Cascading Grille that is complemented by the Composite Light – a design comprising LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the LED headlights. The dynamic character of the side is enhanced by a sleek roofline and a bold side character line running from the headlights to the taillights. The rear creates a confident and stable stance with unique tail lights and a striking bumper design.

The exterior dimensions make the Santa Fe appear even more prominent. With a length of 4,770 mm, a width of 1,890 mm and a longer wheelbase of 2,765 mm, the Santa Fe has an even stronger stance on the road and provides more comfort for its passengers.

The Santa Fe has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture. The stunning relationship between design and functionality combines premium quality with a roomy horizontal layout and enhanced visibility. The visibility to the rear is improved by the larger rear quarter glass, which was increased by 41% compared to the previous generation model.

Drivers and front passengers will enjoy the support of the electric extendable seat cushions offering 10 different positions. The new Santa Fe increases comfort for passengers in the second- and third-row seats, even for adults. In the second row, legroom is increased by 38 mm and the seat is 18 mm higher. The new one-touch folding seats ease passenger access to third-row seats. Headroom in the third row has also been improved by 22mm.

Industry-first safety technologies

Hyundai truly cares about the customer’s well-being. To comply with the highest safety standards, the fourth-generation Santa Fe offers a best-in-class safety package and industry-first safety features. All features are part of Hyundai SmartSense™ active safety and driving assistance technologies. These safety technologies include: Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safety Exit Assist and Speed Limit Info Function.

The innovative Rear Occupant Alert monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alert the driver that there are still passengers in the rear seat when leaving the car.

The Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist is also a Hyundai first. When reversing out of areas with low visibility, the system not only warns the driver if vehicles are approaching from the rear side, it also applies the brakes automatically.

The Safety Exit Assist prevents accidents by sensing when vehicles approach from behind by temporarily locking the doors before being opened, so that passengers can exit the car safely.

The 2019 Santa Fe benefits from superior rigidity through the application of high strength steel, high impact energy absorption and minimized distortion to protect passengers in the event of a collision.

Passive safety is enhanced by 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 Santa Fe features more high-strength steel than any other Hyundai vehicle with 57 percent—that is 15 percent 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.

Hyundai Santa Fe Connected and caring

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.

For the first time in a Hyundai SUV, the Santa Fe features a full head-up display (HUD) that projects relevant driving information on the windshield. This allows for 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-meter distance and class-leading luminance of more than 10,000 candela per square meter, the new HUD guarantees the best visibility in different lighting conditions. The HUD can be adjusted in both 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.

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 visualized 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. The Santa Fe also comes standard with a USB port and an AUX jack.

Ready to drive a Hyundai? Have a look at some of the current Hyundai fleet deals or register your interest for the new Santa Fe at FCS Vehicle Solutions or call 01235 773633.