Geneva LIVE: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Geneva LIVE: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

by Ronan Glon

The American-spec '19 Santa Fe will make its debut at the New York Auto Show.

Hyundai's European division introduced the Euro-spec version of the all-new Santa Fe at the Geneva Auto Show. The American-spec version of the SUV is tentatively scheduled to make its public debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

The SUV receives a bolder, more upscale-looking front end that borrows a handful of styling cues from the smaller Kona. The design is characterized by a wide strip of chrome trim that underlines a pair of slim daytime running lights. The rear end receives boomerang-shaped lights that stretch into the quarter panels.

The interior takes a massive leap forward. The outgoing model's outdated-looking center console is gone, replaced by a more upright unit with a wide touch screen that's bigger than before. We also see a digital instrument cluster flanked by what looks like a pair of analog gauges. It's a step in the right direction for Hyundai's biggest SUV.

The South Korean-spec Santa Fe will offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder. Technical specifications about the American-spec model won't be published for another few weeks.

We'll learn more about the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe over the coming weeks. It will reach North American showrooms in the months following its debut.

Live photography by Ronan Glon.