Published: Thu, February 01, 2018
Sci-tech | By Javier West

All-new Hyundai Santa Fe gets previewed in first official sketches

All-new Hyundai Santa Fe gets previewed in first official sketches

Brawnier, tougher-looking SUV to debut in NY.

The exact design from the sketches of the new Santa Fe might not translate to the production model and Hyundai has been keeping the interior under the wraps for now.

A computer-generated image of Hyundai Motor's all-new Santa Fe, which is getting fully revamped for the first time in six years.

The grille matches the new headlight design, tying in with an emerging trend in Hyundai Motor's SUV lineup. Like that smaller model, the Santa Fe features daytime running lights that are separate from the main lamps.

After Hyundai released the first teaser image of its redesigned, fourth-generation Santa Fe last week, the Korean automaker dropped the first two renderings of the SUV Tuesday, Jan. 30. In addition to the bigger, brawnier exterior the new Santa Fe is expected to be decked out in an array of technology.

Based on the industry term "Calm-Tech", the automotive company said that various features in the vehicle will work to predict the driver and passengers' needs and respond even before they take action.

While Hyundai did not disclose other details, a source said the model comes with a 2.0-liter and a 2.2-liter diesel engine, a more fuel-efficient eight-speed transmission and semi-autonomous driving features used in its Genesis premium sedans. Santa Fe was the most premium SUV in the Hyundai line up in the Indian vehicle market until September 2017, but it was later discontinued due to poor sales. Hyundai has been pushing fast to electrify its line-up, as the addition of the Ioniq and the upcoming Kona demonstrate. For those who do not know it is sports utility vehicle (SUV), which is named after the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico and was first introduced in 2001.

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