Safety boost for 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Extra safety, no extra dollars

Hyundai has delivered a generous safety upgrade for the consistently popular Hyundai Santa Fe for 2018, including a number of now standard features, at no extra cost.

Announced this evening by Hyundai Australia, the lower-spec Active and Active X variants of the Hyundai seven-seat SUV now boast what’s called ‘SmartSense’ safety technology.

This includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, as well as radar cruise control, blind spot monitor, a lane change and assist system, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert.

It doesn’t stop there, the two variants also now boast an electronic parking brake, electro-chromatic interior mirror and power-operated folding side mirrors incorporating puddle lights, standard!

Best of all, these features all come without a shift in Hyundai Santa Fe prices.

Meantime, Hyundai has also announced some other tweaks for the MY18 Santa Fe, including a new 8” multimedia system (Elite and Highlander).

While an automatic transmission is now standard in the base-model offering.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Range:

  • 138kW/241Nm 2.4 litre petrol/AWD (Active)
  • 199kW/318Nm 3.3 litre V6 petrol/front-wheel drive (Active X)
  • 147kW/440Nm 2.2 litre turbo-diesel/AWD (Active, Elite, Highlander)

Hyundai Australia boss, Scott Grant, says the addition of all the standard safety tech is good news for Aussie familes.

“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.”

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Australian Pricing:

  • Santa Fe Active (petrol) - from $41,850
  • Santa Fe Active (diesel) – from $44,850
  • Santa Fe Active X – from $40,990
  • Santa Fe Elite – from $51,990
  • Santa Fe Highlander – from $57,090

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Chris is a writer, co-host of the Behind the Wheel podcast and a self declared car tragic . He is a radio broadcaster by trade and reports traffic for 774 ABC Melbourne, FOX FM and Smooth FM. He also presents a national traffic report on ABC News Radio.

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