The flagship SUV of Hyundai, the Santa Fe, has been discontinued in India last year. Recently, some reports have revealed that the Premium Santa Fe will make a comeback to India in the coming time.
Because of low sales figures, Hyundai had to pull out the previous generation of Santa Fe from India’s official website last year. The sales figures of the Santa Fe over July and August 2017 were 14 units and 1 unit, respectively. The direct competitors of the Santa Fe, the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor achieved good numbers that caused the Santa Fe’s figures to fall sharply.
Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor are two big rivals of the Santa Fe last year
It is currently believed that the South-Korean Carmaker are planning to make a return for the premium SUV Santa Fe with scores of updates in design. First showcased at Hyundai’s Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul, South Korea, the new gen Hyundai Santa Fe comes as an option for who would like premium drivability or full-size premium SUV.
The new gen Hyundai Santa Fe SUV will experience a variety of design and feature upgrades including:
New cascading grille
New LED headlamps with LED DRLs
Revised LED tail lamps
19-inch diamond-cut wheels
Interior updates include 7-inch driver information display, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless smartphone charging, etc.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will see new design and style before coming back to India
In the global scale, the new Hyundai Santa Fe will be available in 5-seat and 7-seat configuration. It will offer 2.4 GDI, 2.0 T-GDI, 2.4 MPI and 3.5-litre MPI petrol engine along with R2.0 and R2.2 diesel engines mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional HTRAC AWD system. Although the India-spec model’s engine details have not been revealed yet, it is highly likely to get an R2.2 diesel engine generating 202PS of power and 441.23 Nm of torque (for the 7-seat model only).
The new Santa Fe will be equipped with an 8-speed automatic gearbox
The fourth-gen Santa Fe receives the most-striking appearance of the SUV from Hyundai. In dimensional sizes, it will get 4,770 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,680 mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,765 mm. This model could reach our shores as a CKD import with the price of around Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom)
The premium SUV features heavily upgraded exterior