SANTA FE is Hyundai’s longest-running SUV now in its 21st year of sale. Sold in the UK since 2001, 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 hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time, it 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.
New SANTA FE is available with Hyundai’s 1.6-litre T-GDi engine combined with either a 230PS Hybrid or a 265PS Plug-in Hybrid option with emissions of just 37g/km CO2. A 6 speed fully automatic gearbox is standard on all models with Hybrid customers able to choose between 2WD or Hyundai’s HTRAC 4WD system featuring intelligent torque distribution and 4 drive modes.
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. Priced from £40,205, the SANTA FE Premium 1.6 T-GDi Hybrid 6 speed automatic 2WD offers customers 17” alloy wheels, electrically operated and heated body coloured door mirrors and handles, full LED headlamps, tail lamps and positioning lamps, privacy glass and roof rails. Interior equipment includes electrically adjustable driver and front passenger seats, 2nd row one touch folding seats, luggage compartment heated front and rear seats, dual zone climate control air conditioning, and heated steering wheel. 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, as well as the Plug-in Hybrid powertrain.
The SANTA FE Ultimate 1.6 T-GDi Hybrid 6 speed automatic 2WD is available from £43,815 and 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. HTRAC 4WD transmissions are available, as well as the Plug-in Hybrid powertrain.
"The latest enhancements to SANTA FE not only provide an outstanding range of standard equipment but also combine this with a high level of efficiency offered by the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid electrified powertrains that continue to reaffirm our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our vehicles. New SANTA FE will also appeal to the fleet market, particularly from fleet operators and company car drivers who require a multi seat vehicle and a low emission powertrain, a requirement that SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid is ideally positioned to fill with its low CO2 emissions of just 37g/km and standard 7 seat configuration."
Ashley Andrew Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK
All new SANTA FE models come with Hyundai’s industry leading 5 Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5 Year Annual Health Check, and 12 Year Anti Corrosion Warranty.