Meet the bolder 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The Korean automaker has recently revealed the fourth-generation of its premium SUV, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. The mid-sized crossover comes with a new design, advanced features and better cabin comfort over the outgoing model. The design has been inspired by the new Kona and Nexo along with a host of new driver aid technologies, making it more competitive in the segment.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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At the front, a new stacked unit replaces the polygonal headlights. The DRLs are placed near the hood while the center of the bumper features fog lights. The signature hexagonal grille has been also replaced by a new ‘Y-shaped’ panel, giving a new appeal to the SUV. For a wider stance, the rear quarter panel has been given a flared touch while the character lines on the sides give a beefed up appeal. We have not seen the rear profile yet but, we can expect it to be similar to the Kona and Nexo.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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In addition to the new exterior, the interiors have also received a sense of refreshment. The cabin comes with a wraparound dash design, high-mounted touchscreen and a bit of hexagonal shaped bits and pieces. With the BlueLink 2.0, the user will be able to check the security system, vehicle status, phone notifications, and maintenance reminders. It also helps in updating the user with hotspots and key places to go. The manufacturer is offering this service free of cost for five years in the home market, South Korea.

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Under the hood, there will be three options – a 2.0-litre turbo diesel, 2.2-litre turbo diesel, and a 2.0-litre turbo gasoline engine. Although the manufacturer has not revealed the exact specs of these engines, the diesel engines are expected to be part of the R series engine family. All these engines will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive as standard.

Let’s see when we get to see the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe on the local roads.