The Hyundai Santa Fe delivers an attractive styling, comfortable interior and a wide range of infotainment and safety equipment. The carmaker has presented the next generation model at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show which will go on sale as the 2019 model year. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has brought many important upgrades which cover almost every segment of the vehicle. So, the fourth generation Santa Fe now sits on the new platform and therefore it is now larger than its predecessor. With the growth in size, comes the larger interior space which provides more room and better comfort for all the passengers. The exterior styling gets edgier and bolder appearance as well. Furthermore, it is now offered with the new diesel engine on the XL trim and which is more fuel efficient.
However, according to the latest reports, the newest version of this model is also under development and it will appear as the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. This version will probably be a carryover since the carmaker has just given it a complete refresh. Instead, they are working on the newest SUV which will represent one of the largest SUVs in the lineup and will feature a three-row seating configuration.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe engines and performances
Under the hood, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe will be powered by three engines as the outgoing model. The base is a 2.4-liter inline-4 which will be able to make 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 which has the output of 235 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the 2019 model year has added a new engine and it is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel-4 which powers the Santa Fe XL. This engine is capable to produce 190 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque. All engines will work with an 8-speed automatic and will come standard with front-wheel drive. However, the all-wheel drive configuration will also be offered.
Design of exterior and interior
There shouldn’t be any changes to the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe since the current version has just been revised. The Santa Fe now rides on the new platform which has made it longer and wider. This has also affected the size of the cabin and now there is more space and comfort for all the passengers. The exterior now looks bolder, edgier and squarer than the 2018 model year. The grille features more aggressive design and the headlamps have also been revised.
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe will be offered with a five-seat and seven-seat configurations. The interior space is improved and there is more leg and head room for all. The dashboard is wide and equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The base model includes satellite radio, a premium audio system, Qi smartphone charging, and a rearview camera. The new Hyundai will be available in SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, Ultimate, and 2.2D trim levels which will get more modern features.
Release date and price
The carmaker hasn’t announced when we can expect the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. The price should stay close to the current generation.