Hyundai Santa Fe Shown in New Renderings Ahead of Geneva Show

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai has given the first glimpse of its upcoming Santa Fe family SUV in the form of some renderings which shows that the brand is breaking away from its more traditional conservative looks and embracing the kind of quirky styling seen on the new Kona city SUV.

We still need a far more thorough drive of Hyundai's new sub-compact SUV, but at least we know how much one will set you back.

The new model is expected to go on sale towards the end of 2018.

Hyundai has released a teaser image for the 2019 Santa Fe ahead of its world premiere next month.




The new Santa Fe takes inspiration from the Hyundai Kona this time and is all aggressive this time around. The company plans to invest over ₹ 6,300 crore in India in the next three years on new products, development of powertrain and setting up of a new office building.

One of these features is the Rear Occupant Alert which monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the vehicle. The Hyundai Santa Fe that was sold in India up until a year ago came with a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine that made 197BHP of power and 421Nm of torque. Some of the active safety features will be introduced to the automotive industry for the first time - such as Rear Occupant Alert, which monitors activity in the rear seats and alerts the driver if passengers are leaving the vehicle.

The SEA makes an alarm sound when a passenger departs from the vehicle if a auto is approaching from behind.

In 2017, Hyundai suffered declining sales in major markets such as China and the US due to a diplomatic row and a lack of new models, respectively. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design and technical centers worldwide and in 2017 sold about 4.7 million vehicles globally.

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