Hyundai confirmed off the outside design of the 2024 Santa Fe final month, however now we’ve got extra particulars and specs to work with for the radically remodeled SUV.
At launch, the Santa Fe will likely be accessible with two powertrains. A 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 277 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque would be the sole gas-only choice and function the “base” motor. Hyundai pairs this with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and both front-wheel drive or elective all-wheel drive. In the meantime, a hybrid can even be accessible. This extra environment friendly choice consists of a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an electrical motor for a mixed output of 226 horsepower. This comes with a six-speed computerized transmission and all-wheel drive. As you’d anticipate, the hybrid is the slower choice with a 0-62 mph estimate of 9.5 seconds versus the gas-only Santa Fe that does the identical dash in 8.0 seconds.
Within the realm of what we don’t get, Hyundai plans to supply a PHEV setup in Europe, however doesn’t have plans to supply that powertrain right here for now. The bottom naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder isn’t on the record of obtainable powertrains both, however that’s simply positive with us.
As for that placing design inside and outside, your eyes aren’t tricking you — it’s significantly larger than the outgoing Santa Fe. Hyundai made this new mannequin 1.8 inches longer with a 1.9-inch longer wheelbase; it will get simply over an inch taller, and 21-inch wheels are actually accessible as the most important choice changing the previously-available 20s.
The inside enjoys this additional area, as a result of Hyundai has added the third row again in after not providing it for various years. You possibly can spec second-row captain’s chairs (or follow the bench) which are powered with a cushion angle adjustment. Moreover, Hyundai is providing its Rest Seat (prefer it has within the Ioniq 5) for the Santa Fe to permit full recline and relaxation. Nevertheless, the U.S. market gained’t get the therapeutic massage operate accessible in different markets.
Regardless of, there’s tech aplenty onboard the brand new Santa Fe. The wall of screens (a pair of 12.3-inch screens) within the “Panoramic Curved Show” in entrance of you retain the Santa Fe wanting trendy. There are two wi-fi telephone chargers accessible, a UV-C Sterilization Tray that sterilizes something you drop into it, a 6.6-inch local weather panel contact show, digital rearview mirror, Hyundai’s Digital Key 2 tech and a bevy of the corporate’s newest driver help techniques.
Along with the usual automotive, Hyundai revealed the XRT Idea that it says “is designed to deal with difficult terrains with confidence and ease, providing versatile utility for outside life.” Past that, particulars are skinny.
Hyundai says the 2024 Santa Fe will go on sale right here within the first half of subsequent yr, however pricing for the brand new mannequin isn’t but accessible. Your first likelihood to see it in individual on North American shores will likely be on the Los Angeles Auto Present this fall.