Hyundai, in their domestic market of South Korea, have begun order-taking of the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe model, and with that, two images of the final production vehicle have been released. Hyundai Motor Group just released two sketches a week ago.
Left image: 4th generation Santa Fe sketch. Right image: Image in domestic order taking document
Up front, the new Santa Fe continues with the dramatic styling that was first seen in the Hyundai Kona compact SUV, which is now the family look for Hyundai SUVs.
The front light cluster is two piece design, with the DRL or indicator lights located high up at the edge of the hood and corner of the vehicle. The head lights with high and low beam meanwhile appear to be at the lower section. A large, detailed cascading grille occupies the space in between.
The all-new Santa Fe has grown in length and width, as well as an increase in wheelbase and looks like it is nearly similar in footprint with the new Kia Sorento.
In the single interior image provided in the order-taking document, the interior is in a two-tone brown shade. A free-standing large display infotainment sits close to the driver and front passenger, and with no rotary dial controller or key pad in sight, we highly suspect it is a touch screen interface.
While the order-taking document was written in Korean, we did spot a few English language labelled technologies being highlighted.
The all-new Santa Fe now has options for advanced driving assist systems, such as autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist and high beam assist.
Rear Occupant Alert, claimed by Hyundai to be an industry-first, monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the car. The feature aims to avoid potentially fatal situations of young children accidently left locked inside a Santa Fe. The Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, which warns you of oncoming vehicles when you are reversing out of a tight spot into a busy street, will now be enhanced by an automated braking function.
Another interesting safety feature is the Safety Exit Assist. It is designed to prevent accidents when vehicles approach from behind by temporarily locking the doors, so that passengers will exit the car safely.
Three engine choices are listed, with two diesels displacing 2,000 cc and 2,200 cc, and the sole petrol engine is a turbocharged 2.0-litre. Further details will be released when it makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018.