Hyundai Santa Fe Images Revealed

Hyundai Santa Fe Images Revealed

Hyundai is giving the world a glimpse of the all-new Santa Fe ahead of its debut later this spring at the Geneva motor show, replacing a model that has been on sale since 2012.

The new face - clearly inspired by the Kona - offers slim driving lights at the top and twin headlights beneath, a new cascading grille, statement wheelarches and a strong shoulder line. The model to be available in the USA will be gasoline-powered, a Hyundai executive said last month. The increased length and wheelbase providing what Hyundai claims is best-in-class legroom for the second row, while third-row headroom has also been increased.

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Preorders will be received starting Wednesday, with the new Santa Fe to be released in South Korea in models with a 2.0-liter or 2.2-liter diesel engine or with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the company said in a statement. There's also a song identification feature, developed in conjunction with SoundHound. This enables the system to recognise more natural speech patterns, such as when asking for route guidance to a specific location. Among the list of new tech is a Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist system, which will apply the brakes if a rear collision appears likely. A new feature called Rear Occupant Alert will be included to remind a driver leaving the vehicle that someone is in the rear seats. Hyundai says it's the first time a Hyundai or Kia is fitted with such a system.

Those looking for more can opt for the Limited or the Ultimate model which will be coming in with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission.

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