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Hyundai Motor celebrates the global debut of the 2019 Santa Fe and Santa Fe diesel, the third and fourth in an eight-model crossover utility vehicle lineup.

24 Feb 2018 | International News : Korea

Hyundai Motor celebrates the world premiere of the fourth generation Santa Fe at its Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul. The third and fourth (of eight) new or re-engineered crossover utility vehicles Hyundai is debuting by 2020, the 2019 Santa Fe and Santa Fe diesel are bold Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) that build on previous generations with outstanding driving dynamics and features aimed at technology and comfort.

The long-wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger Santa Fe will be renamed Santa Fe XL for 2019
The five-passenger Santa Fe Sport will now be called Santa Fe. The current long-wheelbase three-row, seven-passenger model called Santa Fe will be renamed Santa Fe XL for the 2019 model year.

An all new three-row, eight-passenger SUV is currently under development with an all new name.

The diesel version of the 2019 Santa Fe will also get an occasional-use third-row seat with one-touch folding second-row seats for easy entry into the third row by children. The third-row seat will only be available on the Santa Fe diesel.

Hyundai's Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist puts eyes and legs in the back of drivers' heads. Using the Blindspot Detection system's radar sensors when backing up, the system warns the driver of vehicles approaching from the side and applies the brakes automatically.

Additional safety features include Rear Seat Occupant Alert, which Hyundai is debuting with the Santa Fe, and the carmaker's first Safe Exit Assist.

The 2019 Santa Fe lineup offers a choice of three proven powertrains. There is a 2.4-litre inline four-cylinder GDI engine with an estimated 182bhp, a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 229bhp (estimated), as well as a 2.2-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine with around 197bhp at 3,000rpm and 434Nm of torque at 1,750rpm (estimated). All engines are mated to a brand new eight-speed automatic transmission.
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