Hyundai has unveiled the new-look Santa Fe SUV.
Showcasing new styling, the fourth-generation model certainly looks good, but Hyundai says this is much more than a makeover – as well as the fresh design on the outside, under the skin are appealing new features.
Hyundai says that the redesigned interior provides more space and comfort over the previous model with every component finished in premium soft-touch materials. The centre console sits high, and buttons are all centred for ergonomic use. In the middle of the redesigned centre console sits gear shift buttons along with other functions that are regularly used.
For the first time, the new Santa Fe comes with a Terrain Mode selector – a control located in the centre console to switch between different drive modes and settings for the All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. This feature includes modes for sand, snow and mud, as well as eco, sport, comfort and smart modes, the last of which automatically recognises the driving style and selects a mode for the driver.
The new centre console’s layout freed up space for more storage in the lower dashboard. The console also accommodates a new 10.25-inch AVN (audio, video, navigation) touchscreen display with pre-loaded maps, satellite-based voice guided navigation, rear camera display, and complete in-car entertainment and connectivity features.
The new Santa Fe will arrive locally in the second half of 2020, with more details to be be provided closer to the Australian launch.