The Hyundai Santa Fe is due for a redesign in 2018 for the 2019 model year.

Last updated in 2013, the next generation is expected to feature even greater capacity to match competition from Toyota and Honda. According to Automotive News, this will likely involve a larger variant built to accommodate 8 passengers. The current model features a third-row with capability for seating up to 7.

Unfortunately, little other reliable information is available at this time.

Trends prevalent at this time involve expanded premium trim offerings and the addition of active safety technology. For the 2017 model year, the Santa Fe will get automatic braking as an available option for the very first time. The feature will be offered on the top-spec Ultimate trim as part of the Ultimate Tech Package. It will come with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, an electronic parking brake, HID headlights, automatic high beams and more. Automakers have been scrambling to add features like these in order to attain the latest top safety ratings. We expect this trend will continue.

Expect updates to emerge closer to launch in 2018.

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Pictured: 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


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