During the 2018 Geneva Motor Show held on March, Hyundai has announced its plan to launch a new-generation Santa Fe Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid, and apparently we have caught the first test mule of this greener version of the SUV.
The All-New Hyundai Santa Fe is characterised by its strong stance and sporty, elongated lines. The front introduces the enlarged Cascading Grille, Hyundai’s SUV new family identity that is complemented by the Composite Light.
By offering the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features, the fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe makes advanced technology accessible to everyone and now wants to be a little more environmentally friendly.
No more details has been revealed yet, but we can said according to the latest reports, that Hyundai will offer at first a mild hybrid variant, which consists on a 1.7 CRDi diesel engine and a hybrid system with a 35 KW electric motor and a 48V lead carbon battery.
In other words, the Santa Fe Mild Hybrid equipped with the 1.7 diesel mild hybrid system will deliver 200 hp, like using the current 2.2 diesel and a fuel economy benefit of about 20% better than the average of the model.
Stay tuned for further details.