2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Caught Testing

The prototype model of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is being tested in Germany and spy shots have been seen in the web of late. It shows new design styling and some under the hood changes may be there too.

There is no denying the massive popularity of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. This SUV from the stable of Korean carmaker has a growing user base in the global automobile segment. The existing model will soon be replaced with a successor- as it seems from the latest developments.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport front view

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Exterior and Interior Changes

The images of a prototype of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport hint at a design overhaul- despite the layers of camouflage. The new SUV will have styling similarities with Kona and Sonata. Upon release, it will compete with segment rivals like Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Endeavor and Toyota Fortuner.

The front grille and headlamps are likely to be changed. It will still be sold as a five-passenger vehicle. The daytime running lights are placed above the main headlight, in the front bumper. The rear side is similar to the slim tail-light design of stablemate Kona. Overall, the upcoming model looks less curvy. Furthermore, it may retain three trim levels like the existing model. It will be sold in hues like Serrano red, Canyon copper, Nightfall Blue, Marlin Blue, Twilight black, silver etc.

The cabin is expected to be stylish and dashboard may also get a facelift for 2019. The upholstery choices may be wider. Default cargo capacity is 35.4 cubic feet. There will be plenty of storage options for small sized objects.

Like the existing model, the 2019 version of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be also laden with several advanced safety features and amenities will be class leading as well. All trims get safety features like rearview camera, hill-start control, airbags and TPMS. Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist is standard in top trim. Also, there is included cruise control, keyless entry, touchscreen infotainment setup and Bluetooth. There are several packages like Value package, Premium Equipment package and Tech package.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport side view

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Engine Variants

It is likely that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be launched in a variety of gasoline, diesel or hybrid powertrains. FWD will be standard for all engines and AWD is likely to be optional. Hyundai may retain the base 2.4–liter four-cylinder engine but its output may be enhanced.

The turbo-four engine may also get a boost. The six-speed automatic gearbox whoever can be replaced with a new 7-speed unit. It remains to be seen if the fuel economy gets a boost.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport rear view

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Base Trim Price and Debut

The exact price of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is not known. However, we expected the base trim price to be around $26.000. It will be unveiled in mid-2019.

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is getting a nice design makeover and some internal changes will be there too. Some details like pricing and powertrain are yet to be announced but it looks like a winning contender.

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