Hyundai Santa Fe Will Make You Feel Safer

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M - Following the release of a shadowy teaser image, Hyundai has revealed a pair of renderings of the new look for its 2019 Santa Fe three-row SUV.

Based on the sketches, the fourth-gen Santa Fe looks to have undergone significant style-based changes with the front taking inspiration from the Kona, a new mesh design for the grille, new LED daytime running lights and a skid plate below the front bumper.

Hyundai's new full-size Santa Fe is a critical product at the South Korean automaker continues to play catch up in the sport-utility segment.

Enhancing the user experience is at the core of the latest Santa Fe, according to the company.

Hyundai released no further details, but the earlier photo (below) highlighted that a new SmartSense safety package for the family SUV will include a Rear Occupant Alert monitor and rear cross-traffic collision warning with automatic braking.

HyundaiA promotional image for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Besides the Kona, Hyundai will also be evaluating the possibility of an electric version of the Xcent compact sedan.

The first fully-revamped Santa Fe to be rolled out in six years comes as the carmaker badly needs a new SUV to drive up sales in major markets like the United States, where the demand for crossovers is on the rise.

The SEA makes an alarm sound when a passenger departs from the vehicle if a auto is approaching from behind.

Korea's largest automaker held a media preview event on Tuesday and gave a sneak peek of the new vehicle's key features. It keeps an eye on "the rear seats to detect passengers and alerts the driver when leaving the vehicle".

The Santa Fe is Hyundai's biggest and best-selling SUV - and now its oldest.

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