The new upcoming model 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is going to be a refreshed model of the popular manufacturer. The Santa Fe models have been around for 15 years now, giving a tough time for their competition every year. On this line, 2018 shall be no exception. The last restyling of this mid-size crossover was in 2013. Rumors comply that there won’t be much change on the exteriors of 2018 models. Nevertheless, experts at Hyundai claims that looks can be deceiving, as the 2018 model is all set to get a new powertrain.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Exterior Facelift
It all begins with a strong metallic hexagonal chrome grille, skid plate, and the big hunches. The front has its new xenon headlamps and also an adaptive cornering fog lamps. Its side has a nice profile with a rising waistline that is exenterated with a character line running through the doors.
Also, the coupe-like rear ends are to hold the LED tail lamps with a slight design modification. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe may not be beefy but has a sophisticated style of its own.
Interiors speak “Comfort and Class.”
The two tone beige and brown interiors give Hyundai Santa Fe a majestic look, with glossy plastic and dashes of chrome here and there. The Interior looks up-market, premium and on the top ladder for cars of this regime, it’s going to be a hard time for Chevy and Nissan to put up with this beauty.
The layout is very easy; everything folds easily to hand and well equipped. Its steering wheel comprises of about every control to every tech sensor of this SUV.
The 2018 model is also expected to come with Flex Drive feature. This weighs up the steering into three different levels:
- Comfort – Easy and light, best for city drives
- Normal – Offers a little more feedback
- Sporty – The best option for highways and cornering
The easily operable button on the steering wheel help changes the Flex Drive mode with ease.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – A New Heart!
Although this model is expected to be available only with a 3.3-Litre V6 capable of producing around 290 HP. Also, there will be a six-speed automatic and manual transmission system mated to this unit.
The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue gave the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe a tough competition till now. The only downfall with Hyundai previously was with its fuel efficiency. This also could be one of the main reasons for the intervention of V6. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe will look to improve here with FWD and come with a fuel efficiency figure of 25 mpg on thruways.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe – Expected Release Date and Price
The car is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2017 and price figure may vary from $32,000 to $39,000. However, it’s best to drive this model in a relaxed, comfortable manner; the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe doesn’t like to be hustled. That’s what it does best, it’s great for highway cruising and is stable on every bump.