There is keen interest in the Santa Fe partial change model that Hyundai Motor will release this summer. Generally, it ends with a design change, but this partial change is expected to change the platform like the Grandeur, resulting in a new model-level change. While there will be many changes in this partial change, we expect changes to the upcoming Santa Fe, which will be released by the Autotribune, referring to the Chinese-style Santa Fe, which was filmed directly in China.
First of all, transmission is one of the most controversial changes. The Santa Fe, currently sold in Korea, uses lever-type transmissions. It is luxurious because it uses leather and aluminum properly, but it also has a good sense of It is also regrettable that the steering feel of the lever-type transmission is virtually eliminated, considering the fact that the joy and sensitivity of the transmission has been diluted by the nature of the SUV and the automatic transfer from manual to manual.
On the other hand, if you look at the Chinese Santa Fe, the button-type transmission is already applied. They look similar to the Sonata or Palisade, and feel empty because they don’t have levers. However, there is no lever, so the design can be a little more free, increase the size of the storage space, or give the interior a wider appearance. Of course, because Chinese design is completely different from Korean consumers’ taste, there is a high possibility that changes in design or materials will take place in the models released in Korea.The domestic Santa Fe is still equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen. When considering the vehicle price and weight, it is rather small in size. Most of the vehicles that have already been released and will be released in the future are also equipped with touch screens larger than 10.25 inches. However, the quality is relatively simple and the buttons are located to the left and right of the touchscreen, so it is intuitive and highly manipulative.
The Chinese Santa Fe comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen. The buttons are all placed at the bottom, and are wrapped in flashing chrome, unlike domestic ones. The quality and finish of the picture are somewhat too much to compare with the domestic one. However, simply considering how the 10.25-inch touchscreen blends in with the surrounding design, it is also more refined and cleaner than the 8 inch buttoned.
rear-end interior space
Given that the wheelbase and battlefields are each 50 millimeters longer than the new Santa Fe like Kia’s Sorento, the rear seats are also expected to turn a little more relaxed. The current Santa Fe is also adjusted to the angle of the backrest, so it is not narrow, but the third row is difficult for children to board. However, as the wheel base is getting longer in the partial change model, actual utilization seems to be expected to improve
Of course, the Chinese Santa Fe deserves to be an adult, up to the third row of seats. It’s not as bad as a minivan, but it’s not bad considering SUVs. However, it is difficult to directly compare the interior space with the Chinese Santa Fe because although the Sorento has grown in size with the application of the new platform, the difference in size with the Chinese Santa Fe is 100 mm, and the size is so wide that it is similar to the paliseide.
Design changes and platform changes are natural, and even powertrain changes. Previously, 2.0 diesel will be deleted and 2.2 diesel and 1.6 hybrids will be released, which are said to have begun to improve so that issues do not arise like Sorento. The 2.0 gasoline turbo will also be replaced by a 2.5 gasoline turbo, with an eight-speed DCT. Since it is a change in the level of generational change, the price will inevitably increase significantly. The new model is expected to be close to 50 million won, as it currently costs more than 46 million won based on the 2.2 diesel four-wheel drive seven-man squad.