The South Korean manufacturer Hyundai isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to rolling out quality updates to its product portfolio. The automaker just released a few pictures of its upcoming new generation Hyundai Santa Fe.
Building upon its strong heritage, this SUV is the company’s largest passenger car and it continues to be a global success with more people adopting the platform.
It’s certainly been a wild, as the company has certainly come a long way from the days of the Hyundai Pony.
Hyundai’s take on what a family SUV should look like, is the part of a premium-luxury automobile.
With bold, yet elegant features and a refined list of technological advancements, you’d be hard-pressed to find many faults with the this year’s lineup if we are going on looks alone.
The new generation comes in at a length of 4,770 mm, and a width of 1,890 mm providing a slightly longer wheelbase than its predecessor.
Compare those specs with the 2017 model of 4,700 mm in length, 1,880 mm in width.
While the competition remains stiff with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Roge, Ford Escape and a plethora of other SUVs, Hyundai offering is still compelling nonetheless after considering its 5-year warranty.
To help avoid potentially dangerous situations when backing up, Hyundai is introducing its Rear Cross-Traffic Collison-Avoidance Assist which can apply the brakes while sounding a warning to avoid accidents. This technology is going to be a first for the company as it plans to integrate more safety features as standard options.
It’s clear this car company is doing something right, as it sold roughly 4.5 million vehicles globally in 2017. It remains to be seen if they can meet or exceed last year’s success in 2018.
For those who are embarrassed of the minivan look and need a people hauler that can pull a trailer and traverse through tough terrain, SUVS are the way to go, especially when you consider their versatility.
As we move towards a greener future with less reliance on petrol vehicles, we can expect new and exciting things to come from Hyundai.
The company recently completed a successful test of their self-driven fuel cell electric car which looks like an indicator of things to come.
During the Geneva Motor Show next month, more details will be expounded upon for the next generation Santa Fe.