2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will have a diesel option

Discussion in 'Hyundai' started by seftonm, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    I read that the 2019 Santa Fe will have a 2.2L diesel option. It should have around 200 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Nice to see that VW's dieselgate didn't totally kill the diesel in North America yet. I'm curious how its fuel economy ratings will be.
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  2. Off topic for the Hyundai theme but....

    Newspaper today said the new transit connect will have a diesel option too.
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  3. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Something developed in house, or are they buying from an established manufacturer? Would not want a version 1.0 of a new diesel engine, I'm old enough to remember GM first gen car diesels.
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  4. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    It's a Hyundai engine, and they've been building diesels for years for the Euro market and for their vans and trucks.
    Added bonus for the NA market is a vestigial third row in the Santa Fe that will only be available in the diesel version. I expect the third row in the shorty version of the Santa Fe will be best suited to Cairn Terriers and Oompa Loompas. For some reason the market demands seating for dang near an entire baseball team even when the seats have all the head and legroom of Barbie's Corvette. It will be interesting to see the public's acceptance of diesel, if they need to take it to get that all-important back row.
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