Bigger, bolder and more distinctive, the new SANTA FE Hybrid has been redesigned from the ground up. Artfully combining a rugged presence with sleek sophistication, the evolution of SANTA FE’s design makes a unique statement in the large SUV.
Unique T-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights positioned on top of the headlights catch the eye in an instant. The new SANTA FE has a striking front angle view thanks to its signature Cascading Grille. The grille’s distinctive mesh pattern flows elegantly into the main headlamps, embracing them for a more integrated look. The SANTA FE’s muscular profile is softened by an elegant character line, which flows effortlessly from the front LED Daytime Running Lights to the rear combination lights. The twin-panel panoramic sunroof fills the cabin with natural light, adding to the SANTA FE’s sense of roominess. The front panel of the sunroof opens at the touch of a button and automatically deploys a wind deflector for a gentle, comfortable breeze while driving.
Step into the SANTA FE’s cabin to discover a new level of comfort. Its tech has also taken a bold leap forward and there’s more space than in previous models. You’ll find soft touch materials and premium leather accents throughout. And you can take comfort even further by opting for Hyundai’s first Luxury pack. Discover an exceptional level of quality with precise tailoring and soft-touch materials throughout. One of the most notable features of the upgraded interior is the ‘floating’ centre console which flows elegantly into the leather-covered crash pad. Wrapped in soft touch material and boasting a plethora of high tech features, the new console accentuates the premium feel in the cabin.The interior updates are rounded off by a new, highly customisable 12.3” fully digital display cluster. Effortlessly switch between drive, neutral, park and reverse at the touch of a button, which is handily located on the floating centre console. Located in the centre console, a wireless charging pad (Qi standard) lets you easily charge a compatible Qi-enabled smartphone without the use of cables.
The Luxury Pack is an optional set of exclusive features available on the Ultimate Trim only giving SANTA FE Exterior and Interior design another level of prestige look and feel. Nappa leather covered seats with a lozenged quilted design feel extra soft and ever so luxurious. The suede headliner ads extra levels of comfort for a truly spacious yet cozy interior space. Seats are available in a choice of Light grey or Black Nappa leather. Genuine brushed aluminium finish on the centre console is unique to the Luxury Pack. The centre console holds your wireless phone charging pad, cup holders, as well as commands for setting your car and comfort levels to your own preferences. 20” exclusive alloy wheel design ( Diesel only). Body coloured wheel arches are an exclusive feature of Luxury pack.
Convenience - Clever comfort and convenience
The new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid offers you the very best in comfort and convenience with a highly versatile seating system and a host of intelligent features like the Smart Power Tailgate and tailgate open guide. Increased boot space and clever storage compartments will always come in handy, while increased second and third row legroom will certainly be appreciated when you’ve got a car-full.
Slide the second row seats out of the way at the touch of a button for easy access to the third row. It’s a little feature that helps a lot. Image shown for illustrative purposes. The button on the UK specification is on the driver’s side of the car.
For your peace of mind, the new SANTA FE uses ultrasonic sensors to monitor the rear seats. If the system detects movement in any of the rear seats after the driver has left the vehicle, the horn will sound and the lights will flash.
KRELL’s premium audio system comes standard on all trims and delivers an immersive surround sound experience for everyone on board with 10 high-end speakers and an external amplifier.
Featuring class-leading luminance for easy visibility, the head-up display on the Ultimate trim helps you stay safe by projecting important information like speed, navigation commands and warnings directly onto the windscreen.
Located in the centre console across all trims, a wireless charging pad lets you easily charge a compatible smartphone without the use of cables.
The front seats are available with a three-step ventilation system for a comfortable drive, whatever the weather. Standard on Ultimate trim.
Connectivity - Cutting-edge connectivity to go
The new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid provides advanced connectivity, like smartphone mirroring and Bluelink® Connected Car Services, which lets you control your car with your smartphone or your voice. You’ll also find a 10.25” touch screen navigation system with a free five year subscription to Hyundai’s LIVE Services. Enjoy more accurate traffic information, more precise arrival times and better route relocations thanks to the new Hyundai Cloud server. Now you can mirror your smartphone on the 10.25” touchscreen via a USB connector. Just connect with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. Control your car from your smartphone – or with your voice. Bluelink® delivers seamless connectivity and clever features to make your drive more convenient.
Performance - New hybrid powertrain for more efficiency and power
With its dynamic pairing of a turbocharged petrol direct injection and powerful battery-powered electric motor, the new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid is taking fuel efficiency to the next level. All without you having to charge a battery or change your driving habits. The hybrid switches seamlessly between the electric motor and conventional engine, sometimes utilising both at the same time. The new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid is built on an entirely new platform designed with hybrids in mind. This allows lots of smart innovations – for example, the battery now sits under the passenger seats, providing a boost in efficiency with no impact on cabin or luggage space.
The SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid’s 66.9 kW electric motor delivers high torque and efficiency while also providing impressive acceleration off the line. The 13.8 kWh high- power battery has superior charge/discharge characteristics, maximising both electric driving and energy storage. A newly developed 6-speed automatic transmission further enhances SANTA FE’s impressive efficiency credentials. Available only on Hybrid.
The New SANTA FE is available with a variety of powertrains for both power and efficiency, which are available with different levels of electrification or without.
The new SANTA FE is based on the all-new third-generation Hyundai vehicle platform, which allows for significant improvements in performance, handling, fuel efficiency and safety. MacPherson suspension provides enhanced stability and ride performance, while rear multi-link suspension delivers a more comfortable ride and takes up less space. Experience superior handling and control for a new level of driving confidence. HTRAC™ on 4WD SANTA FE models actively adjusts the driving power distribution to all four wheels to achieve optimal traction in a variety of conditions. In combination with the drive modes, HTRAC™ improves acceleration, stability and fuel efficiency with either performance or economy in mind. This system increases traction on snow, gravel and regular road surfaces while enhancing cornering performance.
Drive Mode Select
You can change the driving dynamics of the SANTA FE to suit your mood. In Comfort mode it offers improved stability with up to 35% of torque distributed to the rear wheels. In slippery conditions, the system automatically distributes power to all four wheels. In Eco mode HTRAC™ provides improved fuel efficiency by sending power to the front wheels only. In slippery conditions, the system automatically distributes power to all four wheels. In Sport mode HTRAC™ delivers improved acceleration with up to 50% of torque distributed to the rear wheels. In slippery conditions, the system automatically distributes power to all four wheels. With Drive Mode Select, you can change the driving dynamics of the Santa Fe to suit your mood. In Smart mode, the system adapts to your driving style and road conditions in real time, automatically switching between Eco, Sport and Comfort to deliver optimal performance.
Drive and terrain mode selector
Fine tune the new SANTA FE Hybrid’s driving characteristics to suit the road conditions – or to suit your mood. Sport Mode will enhance the car’s performance with modified throttle response, shift points and steering effort. Eco Mode delivers enhanced fuel efficiency with modified acceleration, shift points and air conditioning performance, while Comfort Mode delivers regular performance with good efficiency.
Technology and safety
Smart safety technology features in the new Hyundai SANTA FE – including seven airbags for all-round protection, electronic stability control to keep you in control, and ABS brakes to prevent skidding. Rear parking sensors with a rear camera are available on higher-spec models to give you all-round control. But the entry-level model is still generously equipped. Drivers can expect air conditioning, parking sensors and cruise control as standard. There’s also Bluetooth connectivity as standard on all trims, allowing you to easily connect with your smart device.
Charging - Lots of ways to charge
Thanks to its innovative powertrain technology, charging your new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid can be quick and convenient. Choose from home installation options and the ever-increasing number of public charging stations when you’re out and about. When you’re plugged in at home, you can remotely schedule charging via your smartphone and Bluelink® app during low-demand hours for lower electricity rates.
Home wall box / AC charging station
Depending on your grid connection at home or the type of public charging station you have access to, you have several possibilities for charging. One of which is the a wall box or an AC charging station.
ICCB cable for domestic power sockets
You can connect to a regular household power socket using the ICCB-cable (in-cable control box). SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid comes equipped with a 3.3 kW on-board charger, which converts AC power from the wall socket to DC power that charges the battery in the vehicle.
Charging cable for AC charging stations
You can connect the SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid to public AC charging points by cable. The same cable can also be used to connect to a home wall box.
The new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid's advanced battery management system gives you complete control over when and how you charge. Pick a time that best fits your schedule and budget, and keep track of remaining charging time.
Charging time reservation
A few taps is all it takes to save money. Use the scheduled charging function to program start and stop charging times to make the most of off-peak electricity rates and wake up to a fully charged battery.
Set a Charging Limit (for example 50%) to take advantage of a fast-charging station in the city for the drive home – and then fully charge the battery at home while you’re sleep to take advantage of low electricity rates at night.
Safety - Keeping you and yours safe
Experience true peace of mind with SANTA FE’s state of the art Hyundai SmartSense safety features and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – including Highway Drive Assist and Reverse Parking Rear Collision Avoidance Assist. There’s even a new Remote Smart Parking Assist that will park your car for you.
SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid is now equipped Highway Driving Assist (HDA). This system uses Lane Following Assist, Smart Cruise Control, map data and built-in sensors to observe the road and the vehicles around you. It can even instigate corrective measures when needed, like reducing vehicle speed. And it’s all activated and deactivated with one click of the steering wheel mounted button. When indicating to turn, a crystal clear view of the right or left hand side of the SANTA FE will appear in the digital cluster. Meaning blind spots are a thing of the past. The new SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid provides comprehensive protection for you and your loved ones with six airbags – two at the front, two at the side and two curtain airbags. There have also been significant improvements made in collision safety thanks to the all-new Hyundai vehicle platform. It enables to the car to better absorb impact in the event of a collision while at the same time minimising the deformation of the passenger space.
With Hyundai SmartSense – our cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – the SANTA FE delivers best-in-class safety packages and several industry leading features.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert with Brake Assist (RCTA) - This Hyundai-first is perfect for car parks and city driving. Radar sensors positioned on the rear corners scan a 180° area behind the vehicle. When reversing out of areas with low visibility, Ultimate trim will warn the driver if vehicles approach from the side. It may also apply the brakes automatically if an approaching vehicle is detected.
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS)This system acts like a co-pilot, helping the driver stay alert to their surroundings. Activated at speeds over 37 mph, Lane Keep Assist uses cameras to monitor road markings, ensuring that the car doesn’t deviate from its intended course. If the system detects that the car is unintentionally straying from its lane, it will issue an acoustic and visual warning. If the driver does not react, the system will then induce corrective steering to guide the vehicle back to a safe position.
Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) - Available across all trims, this system constantly monitors the car’s blind spots using two sensors located in the rear bumper. If the indicator is activated when an object is detected in a blind spot, the system will issue an acoustic and visual alert. This system also includes brake assist – a feature which applies brake force to wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle to that which the obstacle is detected, helping steer away from a potential accident.
Smart Cruise Control - Adaptive Speed Control with Stop & Go Function (SCC) - Using front radar sensors, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go keeps a constant speed and distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically accelerating and braking. If traffic comes to a halt, the Stop & Go system applies the brake until the car comes to a standstill and accelerates to the desired speed as soon as the road is clear.
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