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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will arrive at US dealerships this summer

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has recently been confirmed for the South Korean market but the automaker has also spoken about the fourth-generation model in the United States. It will be offered in a diesel engine in the powertrain range and it will start arriving in dealerships this upcoming summer.

The new generation will overhaul the model’s naming scheme. For instance, the smaller five-seater version will be called the Santa Fe instead of the Santa Fe Sport. While the larger, long wheelbase, seven-passenger version will be called the Santa Fe XL. This won’t be mistaken for the three-row, eight passenger SUV that’s being developed now as this will be getting a different name.

One problem that the automaker is facing now is the fact that when the buyer gets the new 2.2 liter turbodiesel four cylinder that produces 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and 320 pound feet (434 Newton metres), it is advertised to have a small third-row seat. As the brand specifically mentions that it is meant for occasional use, room might actually be a bit tight there.

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Here are the official images of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai has been sharing a number of teasers and spy shots of the fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe. But on February 6th, it finally revealed press images of the said model. It now looks like a brand new car from the ground up, and is a bit of a departure from its predecessor. It’s mainly because the SUV now has a bolder exterior, as well as an interesting front fascia that features a set of slim upper lights like that of the Kona and the more eccentric looking Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell crossover.

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe now has a new “cascading grille” up front, which we first saw on the i30. The new grille really will call anyone’s attention, and is even surrounded by a secondary set of squarer lights that give the SUV its unique look, therefore making it stand out from its rivals in its segment.

Right now, the only images we have of the Santa Fe only show its exterior, but we could already see how prominent it looks - with the upper character line that runs from the front to the rear, and the more angular wheel arches that give the side profile a more rugged appearance. And for the car’s rear, we only still have the official design sketch that we saw from last month.

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe teased ahead of New York Auto Show

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is scheduled to make its debut in late March 2018, and by now, we should already be getting teasers of the said model, and we are. In fact, they have already revealed spy shots of the fourth generation model, which shows us none other than the side profile of the revamped SUV (at least on the first photo they shared).

It seems to have a more prominent upper character line now extending from the slender Kona-like headlights to the sweptback taillights. In the first photo, we cannot really see the new grille, but it looks like the more corporate cascading grille in a larger size.

Weeks after the initial spy shots have been published, Hyundai now gives us a better idea of the Santa Fe’s design by sharing a sketch of it. This time, we see it up front. And the first thing we would say is that it is definitely sportier in character compared to its predecessor - from the LED headlights that have been placed lower, to the wider central airdam as well and bumper cladding and skid plates. The wheel arches are also slightly larger now, while boasting a new set of alloy wheels. The windows will have chrome borders, and the rearview mirrors have a sportier design.

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will have popular features under new Value Package

After its 2017 model year received a major facelift, we thought there isn’t much to expect for 2018MY. Luckily, the new Hyundai Santa Fe has been generously packed with all the essentials, thanks to the new value-focused trim plus enhanced new features.

At $27,800, the front wheel drive Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Value features new roof side rails, new front fog lights and daytime running lights (in LED). For superior comfort, the crossover has been equipped with heated front seats and power driver seat with lumbar support.

The latest and most convenient technologies have been added to the new model too. Among them are Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car System, dual automatic temperature control with Clear Air technology, a 7-inch infotainment audio display with Sirius XM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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A specifically altered Hyundai Santa Fe had recently set a new record for being the first ever passenger car to bravely drive across the freezing Antarctica and back again, travelling from Union Camp to McMurdo and heading back to Union Camp. Also the Santa Fe is the first wheeled passenger vehicle to make it across the Ross Ice Shelf, which officially makes the South Korean vehicle the coolest car out there.

Hyundai, the South Korean automaker, recently released a short reel showing the Antarctic quest of its Santa Fe equipped with a 2.2 L diesel engine. The quest happened in December last year and the team traveled over 3,600 miles (around 5,800 km) of icy territories in grueling conditions.

They were in for a long haul as the expedition team averaged a speed of only 17 miles per hour. They had to take it slow and steady, considering the dire need to check for weak points in the ice every now and then, not mentioning other obstacles they faced in the cold continent. They concluded the quest in 30 days.

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Hyundai Motor America and Rockstar Performance Garage have entered into a partnership agreement to develop a nitrous-powered Santa Fe CUV that could provide an enhanced off-road performance while exuding the Rockstar design attitude. This partnership has resulted to the creation of the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept, which has a core that consists of a nitrous-powered Hyundai-based 3.3L Lambda V6 engine with an all-four-wheel configuration and a raised off-road setup.

Nick Ashby, lead developer of the Rockstar concept vehicle remarked that Rockstar conveys its endless brand energy in everything it does, including the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept. He described the concept as an all-show and all-go, a non-compromising vehicle with excellent capabilities and a confident demeanor. Aside from the Hyundai-based 3.3L V6 engine, the Rockstar Santa Fe Concept features an array of key modifications like a Nitrous-oxide injection system, Mishimoto cooling system and AEM cold air intake, as well as a R1 6-piston front, four-piston rear, big brake system.

The Rockstar Santa Fe Concept also features 2.0 KING coilovers on the front and 2.5 KING shocks with finned reservoir on the rear, as well as Nitro Gear gears and a custom suspension setup with new tie-rods and control arms. It rides on 17-inch off-road KMC XD 301 Turbine bead-lock wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 35-inch off-road tires. In addition, the concept is provided with Magnaflow custom exhaust, WARN winch and wheel clearance expansion setup, as well as Nology high-performance wires and Odyssey batteries. Its appearance is made sportier by Rock sliders and bumpers, Bulldog LED lighting and custom roof rack, headlamps and taillamps.

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Hyundai revealed that it has plans to improve the Santa Fe lineup for the 2017 model year. This will involve a wide range of modifications, from having new LED lighting signatures to a fresh exterior design. It will also have new infotainment systems, safety technologies and even convenience features.

A Drive Mode selection will be included as well with three settings: Normal, Sport, and Eco. The company also expects that there will be an increase in the market demand by 2017. Thus its manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama, will also be producing the Santa Fe Sport model, in addition to the Elantra and Sonata sedan models.

Standard features of the Santa Fe include the headlights that can be automatically turned on or off and the Rearview Camera. It will also have the LED headlight accents and the daytime running lights. The exterior power mirrors will be heated and will be in the same color as the body.

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For the 2015MY, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a starting price of $24,950, excluding the $875 freight charge. Still, more standard comfort and convenience equipment will be available for the 2015MY, as well as refinements brought to the steering and suspension systems. According to Hyundai, the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport models arrive with a 32-bit microprocessor that delivers a refined steering wheel.

Despite the change, the steering system keeps the Driver Selectable Steering Mode, which offers a ‘Sport’ setting that offers a firmer steering. Moreover, the steering feel was enhanced thanks to retuned front wheel bushings.

Comfort was improved thanks to suspension enhancements which increase wheel bearing stiffness and lower control arm bushing stiffness. In addition, the revised rear suspension geometry and bushings increase lateral stiffness.

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Hyundai Motor Co. is facing a consumer lawsuit in South Korea following a disclosure of the country’s transport ministry that the carmaker overstated the fuel efficiency of its diesel-powered Santa Fe SUVs built between May 2012 and June 2014.

Around 1,500 owners of the SUVs have filed a complaint with the Seoul Central District Court, over the mpg overstatement, according to Kim Woong, managing partner at Yeyul law firm representing the consumers. A court official confirmed the filing to Bloomberg News.

The lawsuit could tarnish Hyundai’s reputation at its home turf where it is facing stiffer competition from imported brands like BMW and Volkswagen. Operations in South Korea generated 44 percent of Hyundai’s revenue in 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Surviving a zombie apocalypse can be done while driving Anson Kuo's Hyundai Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine that will be displayed on October 10 at the New York Comic Con. Hyundai has tapped the popular franchise of The Walking Dead to expand its presence among young audiences. Hyundai and INNOCEAN USA (launched during San Diego Comic-Con) had designed The Walking Dead Chop Shop configurator app.

Fans didn’t waste time and over 82,500 designs of custom zombie survival machines were submitted. Among the models used were the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Santa Fe or Elantra. The winner -- Kuo's Santa Fe design – was chosen in the summer.

Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) constructed the winning design – an urban camouflaged Zombie Survival Machine that features knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and a muffler silencer. Kuo’s vehicle is stealthy and has lots of space for supplies and passengers. It uses knives as a primary weapon to conserve the limited ammunition.

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a base price of $25,605 (including destination costs), making it $50 higher than the all-new midsize crossover that came out last year. Because of the new standard equipment, the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T models are priced considerably higher to $31,305 (with a $2500 increase).

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is offered with a two four-cylinder engines: a 2.4-liter direct-injected engine with 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque; and an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter delivering 264 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The two engines are partnered with a six-speed automatic and can feature either front-wheel-drive, or four-wheel-drive (which adds $1750 to the base price). The 2014 model received slight modifications, ranging from new safety and convenience features to some changes in its packages.

For $1150 extra, the standard 2.4L Santa Fe Sport is fitted with the Popular Equipment package that gives it the 4.3-inch touchscreen audio display and backup camera. These used to be offered under the Premium Package. Meanwhile, the Premium Package, which costs $3200, features rear window shades and blind spot detection.

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Hyundai has reached a milestone in the United States after selling its one-millionth Santa Fe in the country. The South Korean carmaker introduced the Hyundai Santa Fe crossover to the US market in 2000, and 13 years later ,the vehicle’s continued popularity has led to its one-millionth sale. In the first half of 2013 alone, Hyundai posted over 40-percent gain in retail sales of the Santa Fe in the US.

John Krafcik, president and chief executive of Hyundai Motor America, remarked that when they launched the 2001 Santa Fe in the US 13 years ago, it was the carmaker’s first SUV and was one of the first compact crossovers on the market, with the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CRV being ahead.

He quipped that launching the Santa Fe was “a bold move that paid off” and helped position Hyundai as a brand that could bring innovations in design and package as well as value and warranty. Before the introduction of the Santa Fe in the US, Hyundai was known primarily for offering inexpensive compact cars.

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The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a preliminary evaluation into 50,000 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe sports utility vehicles after receiving two complaints of control loss occurring with less than 5,000 miles on the odometer.  The control loss is believed to be caused by failure of the right-front axle shaft.

According to NHTSA, its review of information provided by Hyundai identified additional field report data related to the alleged defect. Miles Johnson, a spokesman for the South Korean carmaker, told Reuters in an e-mail that "it is too early in the process" to make any conclusions, adding that no safety-related defect has been identified.

He said that Hyundai is cooperating fully to respond to NHTSA's request. He added that Hyundai would take any actions necessary to ensure the safety of customers if the information gathered in the probe shows that an action is appropriate.

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Hyundai will present the new Grand Santa Fe at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Hyundai Santa Fe, a large SUV, made its debut at the 2012 New York Motor Show. It is available in six- or seven-seat configurations. Apparently, it won’t be headed for the UK since it’s only offered with left-hand drive configuration.

It will be added to the European lineup of Hyundai together with the new Santa Fe. The Grand Santa Fe has a bigger interior and boot space as it is more superior to the Santa Fe when it comes to length, width, and height. What makes the Grand Santa Fe stand out even further is its modified grille, a new front bumper and fog lamps and a restyled rear quarter. In addition, it rides on bespoke 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin has an improved look and feel with its full-length panoramic sunroof with no centre beam. A three-mode adjustable steering and a 4.3-inch touch screen are offered as standard equipment. This model’s handling has been specifically calibrated to suit the European market.

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Thinking at those who have bigger families Hyundai introduced at the 2012 LA Auto Show the three-row, six/seven-passenger Santa Fe. As expected, the new car will be sold alongside the five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and will be available with a Lambda II 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine delivering 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.

The engine will make the Santa Fe the most powerful vehicle among its main competitors: 2013 Toyota Highlander (3.5-liter with 270 hp), 2013 Honda Pilot (3.5-liter with 250 hp) and the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder (3.5-liter and 260 hp). The new Lambda V6 engine is mated to Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control.

Regarding fuel consumption,the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to deliver 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway in front-wheel-drive configuration.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Dodge Dart as one of four new vehicles available in the U.S. to earn the "Top Safety Pick" award. The three other models are the Hyundai Motor Co. crossover Santa Fe, the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, and the Subaru XV Crosstrek hatchback. Chrysler is relying on the Dodge Dart to be a top-selling small car.

The 2013 Dart is the first model that Fiat S.p.A. and Chrysler Group LLC jointly engineered and designed. Being named a "Top Safety Pick" means that the vehicle had a good performance in test crashes that evaluated front, side and rear impacts, and even rollovers. Reid Bigland, chief of Chrysler's Dodge brand, said that its engineers were able to deliver on their high expectations for the Dart.

Russ Rader, IIHS spokesman, said that the IIHS tested 180 vehicles for the 2012 model year. From that batch, 132 were awarded the Top Safety Pick designation. This December, the IIHS will issue its annual list of the safety report for vehicles available in the U.S. market.

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Hyundai is optimistic that its redesigned 2013 Santa Fe crossover will tackle the brand's biggest weakness, which is attracting buyers who intend to use the vehicles to transport their families. The Santa Fe redesign presents an opportunity for Hyundai to boost its sales in the United States after most of its recent launches have been for lower volume products or variants of existing nameplates.

The current generation of the Santa Fe is the carmaker’s highest-volume crossover and its third best-selling vehicle overall. John Krafcik, chief executive of Hyundai Motor America, admitted last week that the largest gap in the carmaker’s growing lineup is in family vehicles. According to Krafcik, although American families want to buy Hyundais, the carmaker hasn't had many products in the crossover segment. Krafcik said the new Santa Fe is meant to fill that gap.

The 2013 Santa Fe is available in two sizes: a five-passenger Santa Fe Sport and a seven-passenger Santa Fe, which has a stretched wheelbase and increased overall length compared to the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan. The Santa Fe replaces the discontinued Veracruz crossover.

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Hyundai said that the 2013 Santa Fe Sport short-wheelbase model has a price tag of $25,275 (including destination charges). At the New York auto show last April, Hyundai introduced the all-new Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. Hyundai’s new crossover is priced $1725 higher than the 2012 Santa Fe. The new model has the following standard equipment: Bluetooth, keyless entry, LED running lights, a rear spoiler, and Hyundai’s BlueLink infotainment system.

It is available with two engine options. The base engine -- a 2.4-liter I-4 – has an output of 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The second option is a 2.0-liter turbo-four that can deliver 264 hp and 269 lb-ft. This variant has a starting price of $28,525 (including destination charges). The two engines are partnered to a six-speed automatic transmission. For just $1750 more, you can get all-wheel drive. The 2013 Santa Fe Sport has a base price of slightly more than $25,000, undercutting several rivals.

It is $2845 cheaper than the Jeep Grand Cherokee and is priced by up to $5510 lower than the Nissan Murano. A 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T that’s fully loaded is available for only $35,625 including destination.

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Hyundai has confirmed the pricing and specification for its new generation Santa Fe sports utility vehicle that will be rolled out in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2012. The Hyundai Santa Fe will have a starting price of £25,495 OTR for the 2.2-litre CRDi Style 2WD model. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be powered by a 2.2-litre CRDi engine that could produce 197PS of output and 311lb ft of torque.

Power from the engine is transmitted to the wheels through either six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.  Hyundai made sure that the 2.2-litre CRDi engine for the SUV would exhibit significant improvements in fuel economy as well as reductions in CO2 emissions.

The 2WD version has a fuel economy rating of 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 155g/km, which is below the benchmark 160g/km level, making the variant attractive to fleet customers. The 4WD manual Santa Fe has a highly impressive combined fuel consumption figure of 46.3mpg and CO2 emission rating of 159g/km. The automatic version, meanwhile, has a combined fuel consumption of 41.5mpg and a CO2 emission rating of 178g/km.

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Hyundai introduced today at the 2012 New York Auto Show the all-new 2013 Santa Fe! The most interesting thing is that the new Santa Fe will be offered in to body styles: Santa Fe Sport which offers room for five passengers and Santa Fe which features a long wheelbase (LWB) and offers room for seven passengers.

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will go on sale late this summer, while the larger Santa Fe will be introduced in January 2013. Some of the highlights of the 2013 Santa Fe lineup are: new crossover architecture developed for families, “fluidic sculpture” exterior design, in-house six-speed automatic transmission, panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats and heated steering wheel, power driver and front passenger seats, standard Blue Link and Intelligent Active All-Wheel Drive.

Regarding the 2013 LWB Santa Fe, according to Hyundai, this is the only midsize CUV with a standard direct injection V6 engine.

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