2018 Hyundai Santa Fe shows its face, sort of

Posted on Jan 25, 2018 by

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Motor, the far-eastern purveyor of sensible automobiles, has released the first teaser photo of the new generation, 2018 Santa Fe SUV ahead of its global debut at the Geneva motor show in March. The model that was first launched in 2000 has been the cornerstone of ’s SUV range with over 133,000 finding happy homes in 2017 in the Unites States alone.

Even though it is a bit rich for Hyundai to talk about “SUV heritage” in the press bumf just yet, there is no denying the company has made enormous strides in the past decade or so. From building cars that were usually a punchline, to becoming one of the world’s pre-eminent manufacturers, Hyundai has indeed come a long way.

Anyway, back to the 2018 . What we can gather from the sole image is that there is still a ton of Audi-esque styling going on, with the rear, especially above the taillamps, exuding more than a hint of BMW. Overall though, it’s a handsome looking thing going by the shady photo we have got so far.

The other big news is the new technology that will be onboard. Hyundai claims the new Santa Fe has “a comprehensive package of Hyundai’s latest active safety features under the Smart Sense technology umbrella”. The features Hyundai has confirmed are a supposed “industry-first Rear Occupant Alert”, which “monitors the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the car”, for just in case you forget your toddler in the back seat, or something. Don’t smirk it’s entirely possible in our region.  And, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse already has a similar feature, so…

Additionally, it has Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, which has now been boosted to apply the brakes should you not be able to do so in time to avoid a collision while reversing out of a parking bay. As unexciting as all this sounds, that is literally all the information we have about the upcoming 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. Let’s hope it lives up to the promise…

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