The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is midsized SUV and hybrid version has also been launched. For 2018, the Santa Fe gets yet another makeover. Hyundai Motors has many popular vehicles but the SUV Santa Fe remains one of the top-selling and it is an important model in company’s history too. It helped Hyundai to become popular in US market and the Santa Fe made sensation when it was released way back in 2001.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Design and Feature:
The prototype of upcoming 2018 Santa Fe have been spotted testing in various places and the images have also appeared online. Despite the camouflage, the design changes are quite evident. The headlamps have been revamped and the car also sports DRL. It also looks like front grille has got a new design. The 2018 model may get a larger cabin, as evident from the shots. This may mean enhanced cargo room. The car may get two main trims and a Sport variant will also be released.
Hyundai cars usually score well in safety and amenities and 2018 Santa Fe will adhere to that trend. The company said the upcoming Santa Fe will be equipped with advanced safety features like parking assistance system and blind spot detection. Of course, it will be laden with plenty of airbags inside the cabin. For adequate entertainment, there is an 8-inch screen with support for Smartphone integration and navigation. There will be plenty of customization options including enhanced upholstery and top notch sound system.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Powertrain:
While Hyundai has not said anything on powertrain to be used in the 2018 Santa Fe, it may actually use the 3.3-liter engine with 290 hp, used in the 2017 model. The output may, however, be tweaked. So, the car may get the naturally-aspirated V-6 unit. AWD may be offered as an option.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Price and Expected Release Date:
It is assumed that 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will be priced around $32,000 for the base trim. It will be unveiled in late 2017.
The 2018 Santa Fe is shaping up to be an enticing midsized SUV. It has enjoyed a great run since its debut and so the 2018 model has to live up to the expectations. While powertrain choices are not clear, the design changes are quite evident. The car will also entice buyers with enhanced safety tech and amenities. Still, it will have to cope with competition from contenders like Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Ford Explorer.