All-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe gets diesel engine option

Hyundai has pulled the covers off the all-new fourth generation 2019 Santa Fe SUV. The Santa Fe is a big deal for Hyundai as the brand's best-selling vehicle with over 1.5 million units sold in the US alone. The all-new 2019 version of the SUV will go on sale this summer.

For 2019 the Santa Fe Sport designation is being ditched and is simply called the Santa Fe. The longer wheelbase three-row seven-passenger Santa Fe is now called the Santa Fe XL starting in 2019. Hyundai also notes that an all-new 3-row 8-passenger SUV is being developed under a new name.

Hyundai is rolling out a new diesel version of the Santa Fe this year with an occasional-use third-row seat and one-touch folding second-row seats, the third row is only offered on the diesel version. 2019 Santa Fes all get the new design with LED daytime running lights and LED headlights.

Hyundai integrates new Smart Sense Technology standard on SE trim and higher with all the blind spot and collision avoidance tech you respect. Smart cruise with stop and go is available and a driver attention warning system. The new diesel engine is a 2.2L CRDi turbodiesel rated at 200hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.

The base engine is a 2.4L inline four making 185 hp and the mid-range is a 2.0L turbo four making 232hp. All engines use the same 8-speed automatic. The Santa Fe gets HTRAC all-wheel drive. A HUD is available that projects an 8.5-inch image on the windshield giving driving information and navigation information. Pricing is unannounced at this time. The images are of a Korean version of the vehicle, presumably, the US version will look the same.

SOURCE: Hyundai