2020 Hyundai Santa FE; Underrated Midsize SUV?
New Hyundai Santa Fe: Design, Engine, Features, Release Date and Price. What does the new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe come with? Improvements.Lots of improvements. It has new seating configurations, new engine option, and unique features, among many. Below, we will tell you about the design, engine, features, release date and price of the new Santa Fe.
2020 Hyundai Santa FE Redesign
The new SUV will be redesigned. The most visible parts of 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe redesign will be its more attractive and better look and a slightly bigger size (about 3 inches longer and 7.3 cu ft bigger than the current model). The SUV’s look is going to be improved and it will provide greater visibility, an issue that the current model has. It will also have standard LED headlamps as well.
Engine Specs & Trims
There will be 3 engine options:
- 2.0-liter, a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of generating 232 horsepower
- 4-liter, 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 185 horsepower
- 2-liter, 4-cylinder, diesel engine capable of generating 200 horsepower
Since a diesel engine is available, there may be 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid option.
The most interesting New Hyundai Santa Fe changes are not visible. That’s right. We are talking about new features. Here are some examples
- Infotainment Display
The buyers can choose a 7-inch or 8-inch infotainment display, which is compatible with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The buyers can also add a built-in wireless charging pad for a smartphone but this is optional.
- Rear Seat Occupant Alert
This feature reminds the owner that there are still passengers left behind (usually kids and/or pets) in the back seat. It utilizes an ultrasonic sensor, which will detect any motion in the SUV’s backseat.
If a motion is detected, the system will then sound the horn and turn on the lights. An alert is also sent to the owner’s smartphone (for this, BlueLink telematics system is required).
- Safe Exit Assist
This feature momentary lock the doors to keep the passenger from opening the doors while there is a vehicle approaching from behind. What is great about this feature is that it works even if the doors are not locked.
- Other Features
There are still other features from the new Hyundai Santa Fe, although they are limited to the SE and higher trims. For these trims, there are features like adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, forward-collision warning and lane-keep assist.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date and Price
Hyundai has yet to announce the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV 2020 release date and price. While there is still no official statement about the exact date, the new Santa Fe is scheduled to be released in August 2018. As for the price, we expect it to be at similar range to the current model.
These are what the new Hyundai Santa Fe XL comes with. If we compare it to its predecessors, there are lots of improvements. After all, the new SUV is spacious, good engine and has lots of useful safety features. If, however, you require more space from this SUV, you will need to wait for a while. The larger version will be released soon after the regular version is released.