Hyundai are obviously betting big on their 2019 Santa Fe, which is scheduled to break cover in South Korea in the coming week, followed by global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Following the teaser Hyundai have now released sketches of the upcoming Santa Fe; to give more insight into what the Santa Fe’s production version will look like once it is out. A closer look at the sketches reveals that the fourth generation of the Santa Fe is much less a facelift and is much more in-line with Hyundai’s Fluidic architecture design language that first debuted on the Kona. In the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will draw a lot from it’s design based on the Kona SUV. A new mesh design cascading grille is paired with slim profile LED DRLs, with a skid plate on the front bumper to keep the Santa Fe looking like a full-size premium SUV.
Again according to the sketches of the 2019, the immediately visible feature are the flared-wheel arches, although, this might be slightly toned down on the production version. While the rear three-quarters of the sketch reveal what seem to be thin-LED tail-lamps as well as another skid plate on the rear bumper. The interiors have been left to the imagination but it is likely that it will share a lot of upgrades with Hyundai’s new Kona.
What Hyundai have shared, albeit strangely is the fact that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will have the world's first version of a rear occupant alert system and an upgraded rear-cross traffic alert system will feature on the new Santa Fe. More details will emerge closer to the date of unveil at the Geneva motor show.
In India, since the Santa Fe was pulled from Hyundai’s portfolio in September 2017 there has been no word of it making a come back. Although it is fair to consider that since it’s exit, more cars that are more apt to the Santa Fe’s specifications, like the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Skoda Kodiaq have been launched with moderate success. This could indicate that the market has matured since the Santa Fe’s and might encourage Hyundai to bring it back to India.