South Korean automaker Hyundai has unveiled the next-gen Santa Fe SUV. The SUV officially made its global debut at the company's Motorstudio Goyang in Seoul, South Korea. The upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe will now get a three-row, seven-seater option. Apart from this, the SUV will also feature a turbo-diesel engine along with a host of exterior, interior and safety features. However, the Indian launch date has not been confirmed yet, but the upcoming Santa Fe is all set to be launched in the US market by the summer of 2018 and can be expected to be launched in India by 2019.
Talking about the updates, under the hood, the next-gen Hyundai Santa Fe will come with the choice of three engines and each will be a four cylinder motor. This includes a 2.4-litre GDI petrol engine with the power output of 185 bhp and 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine churning out 232 bhp along with the new 2.2-litre CRDi turbocharged diesel engine capable of making around 200 bhp. The transmission duties will be carried out by an 8-speed automatic torque converter as standard with all the engines. According to Hyundai, the gearbox is lighter and more efficient than the outgoing 6-speed gearbox. Apart from this, Hyundai will also offer its HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) unit equipped with a multi-mode system that comes with driver-selectable Normal, Sport and Smart modes with the upcoming Santa Fe.