Hyundai adds ad­di­tional hy­brid op­tions

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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.

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