2019 Hyundai Santa Fe


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

About the Car

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

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 Hyundai 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 Hyundai 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.

Industry-first safety technologies

Hyundai truly cares about the customer’s well-being. To comply with the highest European safety standards, the fourth generation Hyundai 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.

Exterior Design

The Santa Fe’s front adopts the Hyundai’s new SUV family which enhances the car’s expressive and more adult-looking appearance as well as its strong and robust character. The Hyundai Santa Fe face introduces the Cascading Grille that is complemented by the Composite Light – a design comprising slim LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) positioned on top of the LED headlights. Also, the sculpted garnish that connects the DRL with the front grille emphasises the width and powerful stance. In this way, it adds a lot of character to the car’s front making it more imposing than the predecessor, the third generation Santa Fe. To underline the majestic look, the A-Pillar has been pulled back to achieve a longer bonnet.

To create the confident, muscular stance at the car’s side, the Santa Fe features pronounced fender surrounding dynamic wheel arches. Its slimmer synthetic surroundings and the rich surfaces and volumes contribute to the high-quality look. The dynamic character of the car’s side is further enhanced by a sleek roof line creating the impression of stability. The full-length character line running from the headlights to the taillights forms a fluid design and again adds stability and elegance.

The rear creates a confident stance with a striking bumper design and unique tail lights. For a simple and clean rear lamp design, the upper rear lamp is made of LED and indicator reversing light and fog lights are integrated in the rear bumper. The character line that pronounces the rear fender is directly flowing into the corner of the back light, giving the car maximum width. The chrome element at the bottom of the doors continues to the rear bumper, emphasising the more defined SUV profile of Hyundai Santa Fe. Additionally customer can choose one out of ten distinctive exterior colours to personalise their car. The colour palette consists of: Horizon Red, Magma Red, White Cream, Typhoon Silver, Wild Explorer, Earthy Bronze, Rain Forest, Magnetic Force, Phantom Black and Stormy Sea.

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

Interior Design

The Santa Fe has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture. As more high-technology components became part of the interior environment, the interior design impresses with warm colours and natural-inspired pattern to nicely balance between comfort and convenience. The result is almost a dual cockpit layout maximising both functionality and aesthetics. The slim upper section overlooks the flush and soft mid-section, accented with decorative stitching. The lower section houses additional storage space in an open slot inspired by the shape of a breaking wave.

The interior takes up the premium design theme of the Santa Fe. Customers have the option to chose from four different interior colours. The elegant one-tone Black is garnished in a tactile metallic pattern whereas the two-tone Dark Beige comes with a cross metallic pattern. They can both be combined with a grey or beige coloured headliner. In contrast, the two-tone Grey appears in stone optic. The three colour options all are available in textile or as an option in leather. The Burgundy interior color is available with an engineered wooden garnish, in leather and with a black headliner in suede.

The embossed texture on the door speakers and the seat embroidery are reminiscent of a stylised mountain range. To create the unique and premium experience inside the All-New Hyundai Santa Fe, the technical pattern contrasts against handcrafted quilting, which is rich in shape and texture.

For optimised visibility the floating type touchscreen is set high. The stunning relationship between design and functionality combines high quality with a horizontal and roomy layout and enhanced visibility. The visibility to the rear is improved by the larger rear quarter glass (plus 41 per cent) and higher second- and third-row openness.

Drivers and front passengers will enjoy the support of the electric extendable seat cushions offering ten different positions. The All-New Santa Fe also increases comfort on short and long trips for passengers in the second and third row – even for adults. In the second row, legroom is increased by 38 mm and the seat is 18 mm higher. The new one-touch walk into the third row eases passenger access to third row seats. Headroom in the third row has been improved by 22 mm.

Luggage capacity is increased by 40 litres to 625 litres (VDA) offering flexibility for everyday needs.

Variable torque control with the new HTRAC technology

The Hyundai newly in-house developed HTRAC is based on four-wheel drive technology that controls variably the power of the wheels. The name is a combination of the H from Hyundai and the first part of the word ‘traction’. The HTRAC variable torque control enables agile handling and better torque application depending on wheel grip and speed of vehicle.

In combination with the drive modes, HTRAC improves acceleration, stability and fuel efficiency. The system increases traction on snow, gravel and, of course, on regular road surfaces while enhancing cornering performance. The ratio of torque distribution is changed with the drive modes and displayed in the cluster. In sport mode HTRAC delivers improved acceleration with up to 50 per cent torque distributed to the rear wheels. In comfort mode it offers improved stability with up to 35 per cent torque distributed to the rear wheels. In eco mode HTRAC provides improved fuel efficiency by sending power to the front wheels only. In slippery conditions the system automatically distributes power to all four wheels automatically.

Enhanced powertrains with new 8-speed automatic transmission

The standard 2.0-litre diesel engine has two power outputs: 150 PS / 110 kW and 185 PS / 136 kW and 400 Nm of torque. The engine can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (6MT) available both with front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive or alternatively with the newly developed 8-speed automatic transmission (8AT) with four-wheel drive. Fuel consumption for lower version: combined in NEDC conversion: 5.6 – 5.9 l/100km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 147 – 155 g/km and for higher version: combined in NEDC conversion: 6.0 – 6.2 l/100km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 157 – 162 g/km.

The 2.2-litre CRDi with four-wheel drive and 8AT comes with 200 PS / 147 kW and 440 Nm of torque (Fuel consumption combined in NEDC conversion: 5.7 – 6.3 l/100km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 150 – 165 g/km). The high-power version is also available with 6MT and front- or four-wheel drive as well as 8AT and front-wheel drive.

The diesel engines are now available with the newly developed 8AT, which is engineered with a transversal layout. It offers a more compact set-up and an increased gear span for enhanced performance and reduced fuel consumption. The gear ratio is widened by 18.3 per cent resulting in an improved engine response during start and acceleration. During braking the engine response is improved due to a higher downshifting point. The higher gear ratio width ensures greater differentiation of the drive modes.

The rack-mounted steering (R-MDPS) is a first for the Santa Fe and is combined with the 8AT. R-MDPS means that the electric motor module is attached directly to the steering rack, ensuring high steering stability at high speeds as well as improved precision and quick steering response at low speeds. The steering gear ratio is increased to 60 mm/rev for an overall higher steering response. The new R-MDPS is also lighter than the previous system.

All diesel engines have an improved fuel efficiency by enhancing combustion and minimising drivetrain friction losses.

The Theta II 2.4-litre petrol engine delivers 185 PS / 136 kW, 241 Nm of torque and is available with 6AT and four-wheel drive (Fuel consumption combined in NEDC conversion: 9.3 l/100km; CO2 emissions combined in NEDC conversion: 215 g/km).

The Santa Fe’s powertrain line-up will be further expanded with the addition of two newly developed, efficient alternative powertrains: a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid version.

Ride and handling

The development strategy for the fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe’s suspension and steering was to improve responsiveness and vehicle stability while also enhancing comfort and overall quietness.

The suspension delivers a smoother ride feeling by reducing the impact and vibration when driving on rough roads. The suspension has been stiffened and placed vertically to give a longer travel length for more ride comfort.

The tuned engine line-up ensures softer sound and more linear engine noise with a revised piston design reducing cold noise by 4dB. External vertical shock absorbers optimise responsiveness and stability while improving noise, vibration and harshness levels during driving. Road noise is reduced by reinforcing the floor panel and incorporating more materials in the carpet.

The optional self-leveliser controls the continuous ride height regardless of the vehicle loading by a self-contained damping and levelling control.

Full head-up display with class-leading luminance

For the first time in a Hyundai, the Santa Fe features a full head-up display (HUD) that projects relevant driving information on the windshield allowing faster recognition of information while keeping the driver’s attention on the road ahead.

With a projected image size of 8-inches at 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 offers everything customers need

The optional 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 Hyundai 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 customer’s devices the Santa Fe comes 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 Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safety Exit Assit and Speed Limit Info Function.

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 when children accidentally lock themselves in the car.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist warns the driver and applies the brakes automatically to avoid collisions when vehicles approach from the side or when when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using the rear corner radars, the system scans a 180-degree area behind the vehicle. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist operates once the reverse gear is engaged.

Safety Exit Assist

The Safety Exit Assist prevents accidents when doors are opened in the case of vehicles approaching from behind. Using the radar, the system detects approaching vehicles and warns the driver when a door is opened (doors without child lock). When the driver attempts to unlock child lock doors and the system detects approaching traffic, the vehicle maintains the child lock and issues an acoustic warning.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection

The All-New Hyundai Santa Fe is fitted with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage and applies 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 10 km/h or above.

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist alerts the driver in unsafe movements at over 60 km/h by sensing the car’s position. It sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey and blue lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road, and warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.

Blind-Spot Collision Warning

Also using radar, the Blind Spot Collision Warning 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 in order to protect passengers in the event of a collision.

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 Santa Fe features more high-strength steel than any other Hyundai vehicle with 57 per cent – that is 15 per cent above the previous model.

Around the interior of the Hyundai 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).