What Auto Career Professionals Should Know About Hyundai's Exciting 2019 Santa Fe
March 7, 2018
Now on its 4th generation, Hyundai’s new 2019 Santa Fe has recently made its entrance onto the auto scene and fans are excited for it to be released onto the market later this year. What’s new about this model? Aside from its spiffy makeover comprising a fancy new grille and lean styling, it’s also bigger and more spacious thanks to a stretched out wheelbase and wider stance.
Don’t let the readily-visible changes detract your attention from some of the more impressive updates and features though! The new Santa Fe packs some super impressive tech inside its stylish shell, and it has even undergone some name changes too. To find out more about what makes this new model really exciting, keep reading.
Three Engine Options Will Accompany the Renamed Versions of the Santa Fe
Students seeking careers in the auto industry may know that the previous Santa Fe came in a 3-row version called the Santa Fe and a 2-row version called the Santa Fe Sport, but Hyundai has decided to shake things up a bit. With the new 2019 model, the 2-row formerly Santa Fe Sport is just the Santa Fe while the 3-row model is now called the Santa Fe XL. Perhaps more important than these new names, though, are the engine options that will be available with each version.
Buyers of the 2-row 2019 Santa Fe will be able to choose one of two engine options. These will be a 2.4-liter inline-four engine that provides 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, or a stronger 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that packs 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Those wanting even greater power will have the opportunity to opt for the 3-row Santa Fe XL equipped with a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine capable of 190 horsepower and a whopping 322 lb-ft of torque.
The New Santa Fe Packs an Array of Safety Features Impressive to Auto Career Professionals
Heavier engineering aside, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is quite impressive when it comes to its safety technology. In addition to a full suite of driver assist systems that professionals with an auto career are likely to encounter in newer family vehicles, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe packs not one but two impressive safety features: Safe Exit Assist and Rear Occupant Alert.
What do these nifty systems do and why are they so cool? For starters, the Safe Exit Assist system will look out for the wellbeing of passengers as well as other motorists and even cyclists. How? If the car’s sensors detect a moving object on approach from the rear, the doors automatically lock so they can’t be opened into the moving object’s path. That definitely saves a lot of stress when getting out on a busy road!
With regards to the Rear Occupant Alert feature, this system ensures no children or pets will ever be accidentally left behind in the back seat. If the ultrasonic sensor in the Santa Fe’s headliner detects any motion in the car’s rear, it automatically honks the horn, flashes its lights, and even sends an alert to the driver’s phone if it’s connected to Hyundai’s BlueLink service via an available mobile application.
An Array of Fancy and Smartphone Compatible Tech Makes the New Santa Fe Even Cooler
Speaking of the BlueLink system, the new Hyundai Santa Fe’s cool technology doesn’t stop with its safety features, but carries on into other attributes as well. BlueLink is a smart system that connects to Amazon Alexa Skill and will provide drivers with the ability to remotely start their cars, set climate control, and lock and unlock their doors. If they forgot where they’ve parked, BlueLink can help with that too.
The Santa Fe’s synergy with smartphone technology extends yet further to encompass Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers will even be able to opt to get their new Santa Fe with a wireless smartphone charging pad called Qi. The tech prowess doesn’t end there though. A 12-speaker Infinity audio system can smartly monitor the car’s speed and adjust volume accordingly, and the vehicle has a heads-up display that can project vehicle information onto the windshield. Crossover fans must surely be looking forward to when it will be available on the market!
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