Speculations are high stating that Hyundai might launch the 2019 version of the Santa Fe SUV in India next year. As before, this premium urban SUV will sit above the Tucson in Hyundai’s model line-up. And hence stand as the flagship product for the company in India. Prices are likely to fall in the range of INR 25 Lakh to 30 Lakh. Consequently, its main competition is going to be the Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq and the soon to be launched Honda CR-V. The Santa Fe comes loaded with creature comforts and features which are bound to attract buyers in India. And with the rising culture of SUVs, with even premium ones getting a good response, the Santa Fe looks like a tough contender.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- India Launch
Hyundai is likely to launch the 2019 Santa Fe in India sometime during the end of 2019. When launched, this premium SUV will pitch against the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner. It will stand as the flagship product for the South Korean automaker in our country.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Price In India
Since the Santa Fe is going to compete in the premium SUV segment, its prices are likely to fall in the range of INR 25 Lakh to 30 Lakh. In Hyundai portfolio, it will sit above the Tucson.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Engine Specifications
The 2019 Santa Fe is offered with a choice of three different engines. Out of these, two are petrol motors while one is a diesel. The petrol engines are the 2.4-litre GDI and the 2.0-litre turbocharged unit. The former produces 185 BHP, the latter is good for 232 BHP. The diesel engine is the new 2.2-litre unit. It is capable of churning out 200 BHP. An 8-speed transmission will come as standard for all the engines. Hyundai is claiming that this gearbox is lighter and more efficient than the 6-speed unit that it replaces. The Santa Fe also comes with Hyundai’s HTRAC ALL-Wheel Drive unit which offers a multi-mode driving system (Normal, Sport and Smart).
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Mileage
Though the engine specifications of the India bound version of this SUV are not confirmed, we can still speculate on the mileage that the said engines will deliver. For the petrol powered derivatives, the Santa Fe is expected to deliver a mileage of 12 to 13 km/l. While for the diesel derivatives, this could stand at about 14 to 16 km/l. This premium SUV, in the international markets, comes with a petrol hybrid powertrain as well. This version is said to give a mileage of close to 24 km/l.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Features
The 2019 Santa Fe gets a host of onboard features. The SUV comes with LED daytime running lights, twin LED headlights, diamond cut alloy wheels along with LED taillights. The cabin features a touchscreen infotainment system which gets Hyundai AVN 5.0 Navigation System. Also on offer is a Qi charging pad for compatible Android and Apple smartphones. For the driver, the Santa Fe gets a head-up-display.
- Automatic LED Headlamps
- Rain-Sensing Wipers
- LED Tail-Lamps
- Multi-zone Climate Control
- Leather Upholstery
- Soft-Touch Dashboard
- Automatic Climate Control
- Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
- Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Android Auto and Apple Car Play
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Safety Features
In terms of safety, the new Hyundai Santa Fe comes with forwarding collision avoidance assist, blind spot collision warning, safe exit assist, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, rear view monitor with parking guidance, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist among the others.
- Up to 7-Airbags
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Parking Assist
- Reverse Parking Camera
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- Electronic Stability Program
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Anti-Lock Braking System
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Exteriors
Those who are familiar with Hyundai will clearly see that the exterior profile of the Santa Fe resembles with the Kona Concept. Up-front, the SUV gets sleek and sharp headlamps. Sitting below which is a large chrome strip that runs across the bonnet’s length. Of course, dominating the facia is Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille. The bumper accommodates the fog-lamp housing which looks quite bold, thanks to the angular cuts. Bold shoulder lines and curvaceous door panels enhance the premium appeal of this SUV. The rear is reminiscent of typical Hyundai design. It gets wrap-around tail-lamps which feature detailed design. The boot-lid is smart and angular. Overall the new Santa Fe looks quite premium and contemporary. Dimensionally, the 2019 Santa Fe measures 4750 mm in length, 1879 mm in width while the wheelbase clocks at 2766 mm.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Interiors
As expected, the cabin of the 2019 Santa Fe is very plush. It follows a dual tone colour theme of grey and beige. The dashboard design is curvaceous yet simple and neat. The instrument cluster gets a large central dial with backlight. The dashboard houses the new touchscreen infotainment system. Sitting below is the ergonomic controls for the air-con control module. Apart from the dual-tone colour theme, the cabin comes with various silver inserts, giving the interiors a premium feel. The upholstery is leather, adding to the premium appeal of the SUV. The rear bench gets a three seater layout with individual headrests. Also on offer is a central armrest. The third row of seats is best suited for children.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Competition
As mentioned before, the Hyundai Santa Fe is likely to fall in the price bracket of INR 25 Lakh to 30 Lakh. With this, its primary competition is going to be the upcoming Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq, Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe- Specification Table
|Model||Hyundai Santa Fe|
|Launch Date||Late 2019|
|Price||INR 25 Lakh to INR 30 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||2.4-litre & 2.0-litre / 2.2-litre|
|Power||185 BHP 7 232 BHP / 200 BHP|
|Mileage||12-13km/l / 14-16km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|
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