Due in showroom this Autumn, pricing and specs have been announced for the new Hyundai Santa Fe.
Updates from the previous generation include a new look both inside and out, plus new powertrains and safety equipment.
A 2.2 litre diesel produces 197bhp and 324lbf.ft throughout the range, and comes paired with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed auto ‘box. On the entry SE trim it comes in front wheel drive only, whereas on the Premium and SE Premium there is a choice of all-wheel drive, too.
On four-wheel drive options you’ll get Hyundai’s HTRAC system, with three settings which split the power between the front and rear axles at various rates. Sport utilised a range of 65/35-50/50; Comfort uses 80/20-65/35 and Eco 100/0-80/20. The system also offers a ‘4WD lock’ which holds the split at 50/50…
The standard equipment list on the Korean seven-seater comprises of roof racks, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera, plus automatic wipers and lights, lane assist and emergency autonomous braking. Inside you get dual zone air-conditioning, heated front seats and leather steering wheel, plus DAB radio and privacy glass.
Premium spec adds 18″ alloys, keyless entry and stop/start functionality, whilst adding the KRELL sound system and 8″ touchscreen. The safety features are increased too, with blind spot detection – blind spot assist with braking features on automatic models – and also rear occupancy alert, for when you lock up but forget the kids are in the back…
Top of the range Premium SE adds further to this list with an extra inch in alloy diameter, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats and a heads up display.
Pricing for the new Santa Fe begins at £33,425 OTR for entry SE models, and 4WD options beginning at £38,995 with the manual Premium spec. Premium SE trim starts at £40,610, whilst the 4WD version costs £42,410.
Hyundai have said that the new Santa Fe goes on sale at the start of September.