We’ve written about the rewards got by the Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric, and now we are glad to announce that one more Hyundai’s model won a prestigious award from ALG (TrueCar’s analytics subsidiary). The all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe has been awarded as the Redesign of the Year.
It is the newly created category. The jury measures quantity and quality of changes a car underwent. ALG is an authoritative source which forecasts future vehicles values and their relevance to automotive leasing.
The Hyundai Santa Fe could succeed in one of the largest and most competitive segments. It got the progressive exterior grown in size and much fresher and comfortable interior compared to its predecessor, not to mention the newest technologies for safety and convenience.
Hyundai created a modern ambience inside for its new Santa Fe, including a larger center display, a refined, layered, three-dimensional instrument panel and an optional panoramic sunroof.
The brand’s SmartSense system for active driver safety is standard on the latest model. Parking Distance Warning and Rear Occupant Alert (a Hyundai first) are standard on the SEL Plus and above trims.
All Santa Fe’s come with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls, a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Qi wireless charging pad for compatible Android devices, Apple iPhone 8 and X is also available.
The powertrains comprise a 2.4-liter 185-hp inline-4 GDI engine or a more powerful 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 235-hp turbo motor, combined with a brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai in the U.S. currently offers the Santa Fe XL (SE and Limited Ultimate trims) with a 290-hp 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine, priced from $30,850 (MSRP).