SANTA FE is Hyundai’s longest-running SUV now in its 21st year of sale. The D-segment SUV has been praised for its comfort and roominess, comprehensive standard features and functional cabin design. The latest series of improvements make the New SANTA FE an even more premium choice for its customers.
As well as offering the option of a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time, the new SANTA FE also features a bold and distinctive new design as well as a range of new technology and safety features.
A number of exterior and interior enhancements have been introduced including a redesigned front end with a new cascading grille, T shaped headlamps and a sculpted front bumper. Rear design changes include new connected tail lamps, full length lower reflector and a redesigned bumper. Interior changes include a redesigned dashboard with a standard 10.25” infotainment system and optional 12.3” supervision instrument cluster.
Cabin space has been increased all around, width by +10mm, length by +15mm and height by +5mm. New SANTA FE boasts an increase of 34mm of 2nd row legroom over the previous model, giving New SANTA FE an overall best in class 2nd row legroom of 1060mm. New SANTA FE also continues with a standard 7 seat interior with most D segment competitors now only offering only 5 seat configurations.
Comprehensive safety equipment comes as standard with New SANTA FE. The list includes Blind Spot Collision Assist (BCA), Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), eCall, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Car, Pedestrian, Cycle and Junction Turning functions, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW) forward and reverse Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Rear Occupancy Alert and Lane Departure Warning Assist with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) .Self-levelling suspension and a trailer wiring package also feature.
The new SANTA FE PHEV comes with the 1.6-litre T-GDi ‘Smartstream’ engine paired with a 66.9 kW electric motor drawing its power from a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. The total power output is 265 PS. It has a combined torque of 350 Nm.
Two trim levels are available offering customers the choice of high levels of standard equipment often only seen on more premium models in the segment.
The four-wheel-drive-only SANTA FE PHEV is priced at £45,715 for the Premium 1.6 T-GDi Plug-in Hybrid model and £49,010 for the Ultimate 1.6 T-GDi Plug-in Hybrid.
Convenience and connected equipment includes adaptive cruise control with stop/go function, smart key with keyless entry and start/stop button, smart electric tailgate with hands free operation, rear parking system with rear camera and guidance system, KRELL premium sound system with subscription free Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluelink (Connected Car Services) with 5 year subscription and USB charging ports to the centre console HTRAC 4WD transmissions are available at Premium trim.
The SANTA FE Ultimate 1.6 T-GDi Plug-in Hybrid builds on the already high levels of equipment from the Premium trim with the addition of a surround view monitor parking system with parking collision avoidance assist, remote smart parking assist, 12.3” full TFT drivers instrument cluster, head up display, blind spot view monitor and highway drive assist. Customers also have the choice of specifying the Luxury Pack which includes Nappa leather interior trim, suede headliner, brushed aluminium centre console accents and a faux leather wrapped dashboard.