While North America will also get a 7-seater, 4,905mm long version called the Santa Fe LWB, Europe will make do with the regular model that measures 4,690mm long model, but which will be offered with a choice of either five- or seven-seat configurations.
Marketed as a more premium and stylish entry in the European mid-size crossover segment, the new Santa Fe will be available in the UK with a single diesel engine and the option of 2WD or AWD, with prices starting from £25,495 OTR.
Hyundai offers the new SUV with three trim grades beginning with the entry-level Style that includes, 18-inch alloys, reverse parking sensors, daytime running lights, self-leveling suspension (seven-seat only), air conditioning, Bluetooth with voice recognition, multi-function steering wheel, ESP, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Trailer Stability Assist and seven airbags.
The next trim level is named Premium and it adds touchscreen satellite navigation, reverse parking camera with Parking Guidance System, electric folding door mirrors with puddle lamps, dual zone climate control, heated front seats, roof rails, chrome effect door handles and black leather seat trim.
Finally, at the top of the range is the Premium SE trim that gets 19-inch wheels, electric driver’s seat adjustment, Panoramic sunroof, Xenon headlights, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, front parking sensors, Smart Parking Assist, tyre pressure monitoring system and Hyundai’s Supervision Cluster with LCD display.
The five-seat Santa Fe Sport will launch in the States with two gasoline engines, including a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder with 190hp and 181 lb-ft of torque that manages an estimated 23mpg city, 33mpg highway and 26mpg combined, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four rated at 264hp and 269 lb-ft that returns an estimated 22mpg city, 31mpg highway and 25mmpg combined.