Official 2019 Hyundai Santa Images Released


Hyundai has released the first two photos of the all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, which is going to have its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The big SUV gets an all-new look as well as a range of infotainment and safety technologies.

Comparing the front three-quarters shot to the recently renderings, it's evident the production Santa Fe actually looks a lot like what Hyundai had on the drawing board. This means the small lamps and large grille found on the Kona and i30 are making their way to the Santa Fe. Hyundai said this means more room on the inside of the vehicle. The wheelbase is also said to extend some, meaning the rear passengers will get more legroom. These models will come with front-wheel drive system although customers can choose to have it with all-wheel drive with an additional $1300. This enables the system to recognise more natural speech patterns, such as when asking for route guidance to a specific location.

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Technology includes "learning" voice control, Smartphone connectivities, Forward Collision Warning, Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning and High Beam Assist. It will also feature Safety Exist Assist, which locks the doors temporarily to prevent occupants from opening a door into another vehicle approaching from behind. The Santa Fe also sees the first use of Rear Occupant Alert (ROA), which will alert the driver upon leaving the auto if it detects a passenger still sitting in the rear of the vehicle. Hyundai says it's the first time a Hyundai or Kia is fitted with such a system. The engines will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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