Ride and handling
The development strategy for the new Santa Fe’s suspension and steering was to improve responsiveness and vehicle stability while also enhancing comfort and overall quietness.
The suspension delivers a smoother ride feeling by reducing the impact and vibration when driving on rough roads. The suspension has been stiffened and placed vertically to give longer travel length for more ride comfort.
External vertical shock absorbers optimize responsiveness and stability while improving noise, vibration and harshness levels during driving. Road noise is reduced by reinforcing the floor panel and incorporating more materials in the carpet.
The optional self-load-leveling suspension controls the continuous ride height regardless of the vehicle load through a self-contained damping and levelling control.
Connected and caring
The all-new Santa Fe offers customers advanced connectivity features to enhance seamless integration of the customer’s smartphone, making operation more intuitive and safe while driving.
Customers can choose between three systems:
Full head-up display with class-leading luminance
For the first time in a Hyundai SUV, the Santa Fe features a full head-up display (HUD) that projects relevant driving information onto the windshield. This allows for faster recognition of information while keeping the driver’s attention on the road ahead.
With a projected image size of eight inches at a two-meter distance and class-leading luminance of more than 10,000 candela per square meter, the new HUD guarantees the best visibility in different lighting conditions. The HUD can be adjusted in both angle and height to ensure optimum visibility for individual needs. The HUD supports driving safety by displaying information such as speed, navigation commands and fuel level as well as alerts from active safety and driving assistance features.
Wireless inductive charging
To ensure that occupants’ phones are always charged, the Santa Fe also provides a wireless inductive charging pad (Qi standard) for mobile phones. The phone’s charging status is visualized with a small indicator lamp above. To ensure the phone will not be forgotten inside the car, the central display in the instrument cluster will show a reminder when switching off the car. The Santa Fe also comes standard with a USB port and an AUX jack.
Hyundai SmartSense: Highest level of active safety
The new generation Santa Fe features the latest Hyundai SmartSenseTM active safety and driving assistance features to comply with the highest safety standards: Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safety Exit Assist and Speed Limit Info Function.
Industry-first Rear Occupant Alert protects children
The newly developed Rear Occupant Alert is the latest addition to Hyundai’s SmartSenseTM package of active safety features. Rear Occupant Alert monitors the rear seats and alerts the driver that there are still passengers in the rear seat when leaving the car.
An ultrasonic sensor monitors the rear seats to detect the movements of children or pets. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats with a message on the central instrument cluster display once the engine is switched off. If the system detects movement in the rear seats after the driver has locked the vehicle, it will sound the horn and flash the lights. The system also activates when children accidentally lock themselves in the car.
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist warns the driver and applies the brakes automatically to avoid collisions when vehicles approach from the side or when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using the rear corner radars, the system scans a 180-degree area behind the vehicle. Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist operates once the reverse gear is engaged.
Safety Exit Assist
The Safety Exit Assist prevents accidents when doors are opened in the case of vehicles approaching from behind. Using the radar, the system detects approaching vehicles and warns the driver when a door is opened (doors without child lock). When the driver attempts to unlock child lock doors and the system detects approaching traffic, the vehicle maintains the child lock and issues an acoustic warning.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian detection
The 2019 Santa Fe is fitted with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian detection, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using front radar and camera sensors, FCA operates in three stages. Initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, it controls the brake according to the collision danger stage and applies maximum braking force to avoid a collision or minimize damage when a collision is unavoidable. The system is activated when a vehicle or pedestrian is sensed in front of the car, operating at speeds of 10 km/h or above.
Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keeping Assist alerts the driver in unsafe movements at over 60 km/h by sensing the car’s position. It sounds an alarm before the car moves over white, grey and blue lines as well as Bott’s dots on the road. It also warns the driver acoustically and visually before inducing corrective steering to guide the driver back to a safe position.
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
Also using radar, the Blind Spot Collision Warning monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. If the driver then activates the indicators, an audible signal is emitted. This also applies to lane change situations in which a vehicle is detected.
Highest Passive Safety
The 2019 Santa Fe benefits from superior rigidity through the application of high strength steel, high impact energy absorption and minimized distortion to protect passengers in the event of a collision.
Passive safety is enhanced by increased body rigidity to protect passengers in the event of a collision. Thanks to hot stamping being applied over an enlarged area along with larger weld diameters, the car’s overall weight is reduced while providing top-level crashworthiness. The Santa Fe features more high-strength steel than any other Hyundai vehicle with 57 percent—that is 15 percent above the previous model.
Around the interior of the Santa Fe a total of six airbags are installed -two front airbags, two side airbags and two curtain airbags from first to second-row, protecting both driver and passengers.
*The above product features may vary by individual markets.
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