The fourth-generation SUV is expected to a hot seller.
Four generations – that’s how long the Hyundai Santa Fe has been around now. It’s been arguably the biggest success for the Korean car maker over its lifetime, so you can expect the latest one that's been unveiled at the Geneva motor show to be a hot seller.
The new car has been completely reworked inside and out, and has a much more modern appearance that falls in line with the other cars in Hyundai’s SUV range. Inside there’s much more space, and visibility has improved too – key for a car of this size. Overall it’s 4,770mm long and 1,890mm wide, making it bigger than the previous generation.
Complementing the improved visibility is a whole host of safety features courtesy of Hyundai’s SmartSense technology that it is introducing across its range. SmartSense features include rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist that warns of oncoming traffic from the side when reversing out of spaces and can apply the brakes automatically – which is fitted to a Hyundai for the first time on the new Santa Fe.
There's also the safety exit assist which prevents accidents when people are getting out of the car by temporarily locking the doors when vehicles approach from behind. Another technological first – and a first for any Hyundai SUV is the addition of a head-up display.
This new Santa Fe will be the first to come with hybrid and plug-in hybrid options, and although engine choices haven't been revealed yet, a similar lineup to those featured in the Ioniq hybrid is likely. The car is set to go on sale later on this year and more details about UK specs and pricing will be revealed closer to the car's full launch.