The new version of Hyundai’s largest SUV, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is currently undergoing some tests, and it has been caught on camera. This one is going to be redesigned variant of the bigger three-row model, but the South Korean carmaker is also said to be working on a replacement for the two-row Santa Fe Sport as well.
Rumor has it that Hyundai might revive the Veracruz name that will be used for a three-row version, but nothing is official at this point. For those of you who don’t know, the Veracruz was discontinued after the 2012 model year.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Redesign
The new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will sport an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, design, which is all fine with us as we are used to this trend from pretty much entire auto industry. There are some minor differences such as repositioning of the side mirrors which are now on the doors instead of at the base of the A-pillars. Also, the headlights will feature a split design while the DRLs have been placed at the top near the leading edge of the hood and the main projectors form a vertical stack underneath. Hyundai is going to install a cascading grille which debuted on the 2018 Elantra GT.
Under The Hood – Powertrain Options
We don’t have a concrete information of which engines will be used for the new Santa Fe, but it is highly likely that a naturally-aspirated V6 will return for the three-row SUV, whereas the I4 options will be used for the smaller two-row version. In addition to standard petrol and diesel units there are some rumors that suggest an plug-in-hybrid version of the upcoming Santa Fe. Hyundai Santa Fe will come with an FWD configuration while the AWD will be offered as an option.
Some of the bitter rivals of the new Santa Fe are going to be Honda Pilot, Kia Sorrento, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. We should also mention newcomers such as Volkswagen Atlas and Subaru Ascent which is yet to be unveiled.
Release date & Price of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
Currently, there is no word on the release date of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe which is normal at this stage of its development. Summer months of 2017 are scheduled for the publication of a carryover model of this SUV. The ongoing version will come unchanged from the outside. The focus for this year was on improving the technology available.
Focus and imperative for 2019 Santa Fe will be on changing its outside appearance and shedding some weight. In correspondence with current events, we are of the belief that the 2019 MY will be released during summer months of 2018. It will arrive as 2019 MY, and it will be available in dealerships later in 2018.
The pricing will be posted on a date closer to its dealership release. There is a long way to go until then, but for now, you can take a look at current prices. They will change with the upcoming model, and when that happens, we will give you an update. The 2018 Santa Fe starts with Active X V6 trim available at $40,990. The most expensive trim is Highlander diesel priced at $57,090. In between you have Active petrol for $41,850, Active diesel for $44,850 and Elite diesel for $51,990.