The Hyundai Company has brought a new model of its 2001’s debuted SUV Hyundai Santa Fe in the market. The new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a combination of luxurious interior design with exterior upgrades and dynamic technological enhancement. The new SUV will be available to buyers in four trims, which are SE and SE Ultimate, Limited and top end Limited Ultimate.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2018 Interior
The new SUV’s interior shows much more upgraded features and its looks are definitely better than the older one. The dashboard is redesigned with maximum integrating options and made of fine plastic. The three-row seats of the SUV are comfortable and buyers can get heated seats with the finest upholstery in high trim levels. The third-row seat does not have that much space and is better suitable for younger children. The infotainment system caters a 7 inches display screen for base trim levels, whereas the upper trim levels are upgraded with 8 inches display screen.
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The real beauty of the new Santa Fe 2018 is its Sunroof. It depicts a panoramic view of high-quality glass retractable plate. While moving with children you can put their things in cargo portion with a space of 13.5 cubic feet. Space can be increased to around 41 cubic feet while folding the last row seats. There are lots of technological features uploaded in the new Santa Fe, including Bluetooth connectivity and Smartphone integration. All trim levels come with Hyundai’s exclusive Blue Link connectivity system as a standard. Other packages include Tech Package and Premium Package for Limited Ultimate and SE trims respectively.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior
The commanding presence of the 2018 Santa Fe is more enhanced with refreshed wider LED headlights along with daytime lights. The dark chromed front grille is narrowed with five slats. The rear portion has also received updates like bi exhaust outlet and new taillights. The silver accents adds classier look to the vehicle.
Hyundai has even received a prize for naming its trim levels in different manners by utilizing just a few words. Among all four trim levels, as the name suggests the Limited Ultimate is the most luxurious one with enhanced features, specs, and upgraded packages. The new models SE and Limited trim levels are running on redesigned 18-inches aluminum wheels, whereas the upper two models are getting 19 inches aluminum wheels. A new paint color ‘storm blue’ is also introduced for the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2018’s model.
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Engine and Performance
All four trim levels of the new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe are running through direct injection 3.3-liter V6 engine under their hood. The powerful engine produces 290 horsepower mated with Shiftronic technology along with the six-speed automatic transmission. All four trim levels are accessible on both two wheels and four wheels drive options. Another special feature of the Santa Fe is that it can tow up to five thousand pounds of weight.
Santa Fe’s new model should be full of safety features, it should include:
• blind-spot warning
• side mounted airbags
• downhill brake assist
• hill stat assist
• rear traffic alert
• lane assist systems
• rear back up camera
Apart from these usual features, Hyundai has added its advanced and exclusive feature like Blue Link connectivity system to the new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. With Blue link connectivity, the user could get features like:
• remote start
• the remote climate control
• stolen vehicle recovery
• remote lock/unlock.
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There should be optional features also, which buyers can avail as per their trim levels:
• lane departure warning
• adaptive cruise control
• pedestrian detection
• 360-degree camera systems
Price and Release Date
The new model of Hyundai Santa Fe has already hit the market in January 2017. With a price ranges between $25,000 to $50,000 for different trim levels.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is ideal for families with 3-4 kids. It’s like a minivan with the efficient performance which you can utilize to go on trips or picnics.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe photos