It was solely final 12 months that Hyundai revealed the fourth-gen Santa Fe for the worldwide markets and now the corporate’s Chinese language subsidiary has revealed a bigger iteration of the SUV.
By way of the design, the SUV revealed in China retains portion of the Worldwide mannequin’s styling, with components such because the break up headlights and vast cascading grille remaining roughly untouched. It’s solely from the rear door onwards that the adjustments turn out to be extra noticeable.
The window line now not tapers upwards after the B-pillar, the blacked-out rear pillar lends a wrap-around look to the rear windscreen and the tail-lamps have seemingly been impressed from the brand new Hyundai Sonata. The tailgate itself is new, as is the rear bumper, giving the SUV a way more upright and boxy look from the rear. The China-specific SUV additionally encompasses a longer wheelbase – up by 100mm – to create more room throughout the cabin to seat both six or seven, relying on the seating configuration. Total size is up by 160mm.
Modifications to the cabin embrace a brand new infotainment show, a brand new gear selector and a few revised management surfaces on the centre console. The SUV additionally will get the addition of Hyundai’s biometric authentication know-how, with a finger print sensor used to begin the engine instead of a push button. One other attention-grabbing characteristic to speak about is an ultrasonic-sensor-based system that alerts the proprietor if a toddler or pet has been left behind within the automotive. The long-wheelbase Santa Fe is obtainable with two seating choices – a six-seater, with captain seats for the center row, and a seven-seater, with a bench seat within the center row.
There are presently no particulars in regards to the SUV’s engine line-up.
There’s additionally no information if this mannequin might be supplied in markets outdoors of China.
For India, Hyundai is presently gearing as much as launch the all-new Venue compact SUV by mid-Might 2019, with the Tucson and the Elantra additionally set to obtain facelifts within the coming months.