Hyundai adds additional hybrid options
The new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will spawn hybrid and plugin hybrid variants, the Korean automaker announced at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show last week.
The new Santa Fe, which was shown to the public for the first time in Geneva, will be offered with three powertrains from launch: a 2.4-litre four-cylinder, a 2.0-litre turbo and a 200-horsepower turbodiesel. All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Hyundai’s HTRAC AWD system. Eventually, both hybrid and plug-in versions will join the lineup, although very little is known about either of the electrified variants.
For 2019, the Santa Fe has ditched the Santa Fe Sport model, with the short wheelbase version now referred to as the Santa Fe, and the longwheelbase version receiving the Santa Fe XL name. It’s not clear if the hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will be offered on both Santa Fe and Santa Fe XL models, but it seems likely.
The hybrid and plug-in hybrid Hyundai Santa Fe will join the Ioniq hybrid, plug-in and EV, Sonata hybrid and plugin and Kona Electric in Hyundai’s green vehicle lineup.
Hyundai recently announced hybrid and plug-in versions of the 2019 Santa Fe.