After quickly revealing the Santa Fe 2024 design, Hyundai is set to announce more parameters around the flagship SUV at the launch event on August 10.
The Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 features a significantly squarer design than the current version, somewhat similar to the original Santa Fe. The change is in line with Hyundai’s orientation with the new generation of Santa Fe, when targeting customers with a passion for eclectic lifestyle, picnics and long journeys.
The car uses a number of details inspired by Hyundai’s H-shaped logo. Some examples may include the front bumper, headlights or front radiator, and rear taillights.
The sides of the car are longer due to the shorter head and tail while the overall length is longer. The wheel arches are wide and pointed, emphasizing the healthy element. Column C has a hidden handle that makes it easy to access the ceiling rack and can be locked when not in use.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe measures 4,830 mm in length, 1,900 mm in width and 1,720 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,815 mm. Compared to the previous generation, this frame is 45mm longer, 35mm higher and the width is the same.
Inside the cabin, the digital instrument panel and the central touch screen have been combined into one under a curved glass frame to form one giant display in the dashboard. The gearshift lever is mounted on the steering wheel shaft. There are 2 wireless phone chargers in the center console.
The UV-C sterilization tray is located in the front glove compartment. The center console has a separate storage compartment which is easily accessible by the rear seat occupants. Digital rearview mirror, 27W USB-C port, second row seats with armrests and the ability to adjust and recline the backrests (on the 6-seat configuration) are some of the other notable equipment.
As before, the Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 still gets a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, multi-zone air conditioning, a 360-degree camera, downhill assist or the ability to deliver 50:50 front and rear traction.
Soft surfaces inside the car interior such as the ceiling, floor mats, seat backs, door panels or seats are made of eco-friendly materials.
Hyundai has confirmed to increase the legroom in the second row by 35 mm for the petrol variant and 20 mm for the hybrid variant. Third row legroom has increased by 15mm. Head space increased by 69 mm. The seats here are 30 mm higher and recline 10 degrees compared to the front.
However, the entrance to the third row is quite small. Users will have to push the second row of seats forward if they want the space in the third row to be at an acceptable level. At least here the back of the chair can recline a bit.
The Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 has a total of 4 engine options but depending on the market, some options may not be available.
First of all, the engine that promises to be “standard” in many markets is a 2.5L non-turbocharged gasoline engine with 192 horsepower, 246Nm torque, 8-speed automatic transmission.
Next, the Hyundai Sonata gets the same 2.5L turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine as the N Line, producing 278 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque. This version directly replaces the older V6 version with 268 horsepower, 331Nm. The gearbox mated to this version is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic. Hyundai didn’t specify whether the powertrain is front- or two-wheel drive.
The third configuration is the 1.6L hybrid type which is the same from the older generation, the fellow “partner” is still the 6-speed automatic transmission. Only engine parameters have been announced at 177 HP/265 Nm – same as the current version. Lastly, a rechargeable hybrid variant comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The price of Hyundai Santa Fe 2024 is announced only when the car is open for sale, but the initial expectation is that the price of the car will surely go up sharply as the technology it comes with is very excellent.
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