The refreshed 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is on-sale now with Hyundai’s active safety package, SmartSense now standard across the range.

THE REVISEDH HYUNDAI SANTA FE now gets Hyundai’s SmartSense active safety suite as standard across the range without copping a price increase. SmartSense incorporates Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) systems as well as radar-guided Smart Cruise Control (SCC).

Active and Active X models also gain a 4.2-inch colour supervision display in the instrument cluster (previously a 3.5-inch monochromatic display), electronic parking brake, electro-chromatic interior mirror and power-operated folding side mirrors incorporating puddle lights. Elite and Highlander variants also feature a new 8.0-inch multi-media system with native satellite navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

 “Santa Fe has been a great example of affordable luxury from the day it made its debut and the MY18 range continues to deliver on this promise,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Chief Operating Officer, Scott Grant.

“With SmartSense now standard across the range, buyers get the latest advanced safety technology in a practical, full-size seven-seat SUV with a starting price below $42,000[+ORC].”

What engines and drivetrains can you choose from?

2.4 GDi Petrol – AWD (Active only) The 2.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine develops 138kW at 6000rpm and 241Nm of torque at 4000rpm. Fuel consumption is 9.4L/100km.

3.3 MPI Petrol – FWD (Active X) The 3.3-litre V6 develops 199kW at 6400rpm and 318Nm at 5300rpm. Fuel consumption is 10.5L/100km.

2.2 CRDi Diesel – AWD (Active, Elite, Highlander) Hyundai’s 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel delivers 147kW at 3800rpm and 440Nm of torque from 1750rpm through to 2750rpm. Fuel consumption is 7.8/100km.


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  1. Why no V6 AWD as available in the USA? We only get V6 FWD. Is it because V6 AWD is only engineered for LHD?

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