The popular crossover came completely new this year. It is now in the fourth generation and it is becoming better and better, and also bigger. This model is now a real mid-size three-row crossover, which offers plenty of space on the inside. The recent redesign has brought a lot of novelties. The new model now rides on a new platform, gets a completely new styling and comes with numerous other improvements. Considering all these things, we would expect to see no bigger changes for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. However, latest reports suggest we are about to see an N-badged hi-performance version.
The recent redesign has brought a completely new exterior design, which relies on the company’s new design language. Compared to the previous model, this one comes with a completely new face, characterized by sharper lines and significantly narrower headlights. For the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, we are about to see a performance version. This model won’t just come with a more powerful engine, but with plenty of new styling details too. We are about to see numerous new details that will emphasize crossover’s sporty character. Some of the things that we can count one are new black grille, black trim, new bumpers, front splitter etc. Of course, expect to see bigger rims and sporty low-profile tires. A black roof is another interesting feature to come.
On the inside, the base 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe will continue in the same way. It has received a completely new cabin design with plenty of new design solutions so there is no need for changes at the moment. On the other side, the new N version will come with a bunch of distinctive details. Some of the highlights will be sportier seats, new steering wheel, unique trim and upholstery and maybe even paddle shifters. Of course, expect to see a unique list of standard equipment as well.
Under the hood, base models will continue with a familiar 2.4-liter atmospheric four-cylinder unit that delivers around 185 horsepower. An optional 2.0-liter turbo inline-four is far more efficient and delivers around 235 hp. Finally, there is a 2.2-liter CRDi unit for all those who prefer oil burners. It is good for about 200 horsepower. All three engines feature the same 8-speed automatic transmission. For the new 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N, we expect to see a completely new engine. It should be a new-generation V6 unit, with a max output of around 330 hp. Most reports predict that the key competitor will be a new 2020 Ford Edge, which features a 2.7-liter EcoBoost unit that is good for about 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date and Price
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe should arrive sometime in the second half of the next year. Speaking of the price, base models will go around $25,000.