2018 Hyundai Santa Fe formally unveiled
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has officially been unveiled in South Korea. Order books for the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe will open in the company’s home market tomorrow. With the latest lifecycle makeover, the Hyundai Santa Fe has entered its fourth generation. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe joins the business’s new design language for SUVs that was introduced with the Hyundai Kona. At the front, the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe features the Cascading front grille, a full-width chrome strip, twin-headlamps with notably slim, resculpted hood, redesigned lower air intake, redesigned bumper and new silver skid plate. The front-end is now a lot more athletic and more contemporary, a class above that of the old model. On the sides, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has a bigger DLO, something rear-seat passengers would really appreciate, more muscular wheel arches raised higher up towards the rear and redesigned mirrors. At the back, Hyundai has reshaped everything from the tailgate to the bumper, the skid plate and the tail lamps, but the overall look is very familiar.
The interior of the Hyundai Santa Fe has taken a big leap with the latest lifecycle makeover. The dashboard looks a lot more car-like now. Those upgrading from the old model would really appreciate the oddly designed steering wheel and central air vents gone now. The new multifunction three-spoke steering wheel and the floating screen for the new infotainment system look very similar to the Hyundai i30 (Hyundai Elantra GT). Also fully reshaped, is the dashboard, the instrument cluster with a large color driver information display in the center, horizontal central air vents with chrome frame, the outer-end air vents, the center console and the floor console. The new gearshift lever is situated closer to the driver.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe features new SoundHound feature which allows the driver to identify a song and its singer and album information by just clicking the SoundHound logo on the central display. SoundHound provides the asked information from an artificial intelligence server. There’s also a new “Voice Memo” function to record voice memos in case the driver urgently needs to note down something, say a phone number for instance.
The all-new Hyundai Santa Fe is the first vehicle ever to feature Rear Occupant Alert, a system that monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alert the driver when leaving the vehicle. Other main safety and driver assistance features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning with a new automated braking function.