New for 2019:Hyundai

Christian Wardlaw | Sep 04, 2018

Hyundai is busy in 2019. It is redesigning the Santa Fe crossover SUV, debuting a new Kona Electric, introducing the Nexo fuel-cell vehicle, and re-launching the Veloster as a significantly more substantive sports coupe. Additionally, the Elantra gets a major re-style, the Tucson benefits from a subtle refresh, and Hyundai makes its Smart Sense suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance systems more widely available across its lineup.

Detailed changes for each 2019 Hyundai car and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Hyundai Accent

  • Chrome grille is now standard
  • SEL trim adds fog lights and chrome beltline trim
  • Limited adds new LED headlights

2019 Hyundai Elantra

  • New styling from the windshield forward, plus new trunk lid, taillights, rear bumper, and aluminum wheels
  • Minor design changes modernize the instrumentation and enhance the interior, along with revised infotainment and climate controls
  • Standard equipment for SE trim includes a new 5-in. color radio display screen, reversing camera, Bluetooth, and steering wheel controls
  • SEL trim gains forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and driver attention alert technologies
  • SEL trim also receives upgraded infotainment system with faster processor
  • Value Edition trim adds three free years of Blue Link subscription services
  • Sport and Limited trims gain LED headlights
  • Limited now equipped with standard Infinity premium audio system, Qi wireless device charging

2019 Hyundai Ioniq

  • New driver attention warning and automatic high-beam headlight systems
  • Improved voice-recognition system for POI search capability
  • Hybrid SEL gains standard adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and driver attention warning systems
  • Hybrid Limited adds automatic high-beam headlights
  • Plug-in Hybrid includes standard Blue Link subscription services
  • Plug-in Hybrid Limited adds all aforementioned features as standard equipment
  • Ioniq Electric Limited includes standard driver attention warning and automatic high-beam headlights

2019 Hyundai Kona

  • Forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and driver attention warning systems are standard
  • Sunroof now unavailable with Limited trim and optional with Ultimate trim
  • Expanded availability of USB ports, Blue Link subscription services, Infinity premium sound system
  • New paint color: Sunset Orange

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

  • New Kona Electric model debuts in SEL, Limited, and Ultimate trim levels
  • 150-kW electric powertrain with 258 miles of driving range
  • Recharges overnight with a 240-volt home charging system
  • Styling modifications make Kona Electric more aerodynamic, less interesting to behold

2019 Hyundai Nexo

  • New fuel-cell vehicle with a crossover SUV body style
  • Built on a dedicated vehicle platform and architecture
  • Smaller, lighter, more powerful fuel-cell stack and battery compared to old Tucson FCEV
  • Roomier interior, faster acceleration, and 40% increase in driving range to 370 miles
  • Refueling takes just 5 minutes

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • Redesigned for 2019, replacing the previous Santa Fe Sport
  • 5-passenger seating capacity with more rear-seat room and about the same cargo room
  • SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Limited, and Ultimate trim levels
  • Standard 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and available turbocharged, 235-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • All Santa Fes have an 8-speed automatic transmission, and AWD is optional
  • Long list of standard driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies
  • New Safe Exit Assist and Rear Occupant Alert systems
  • Upgraded infotainment systems, sound systems, and instrumentation
  • Next-generation Blue Link services are free for three years

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

  • Hyundai’s 7-passenger Santa Fe is carried over with a new “XL” designation
  • SE Ultimate trim is discontinued, leaving SE and Limited Ultimate trim levels
  • Top infotainment system is upgraded with faster processor, enhanced user experience

2019 Hyundai Sonata

  • Hyundai made significant running changes to the 2018 Sonata at the start of the summer, which continue for 2019
  • New wheel design for SE and Eco trim
  • SEL adds Sport fascia design and Sport aluminum wheels
  • SEL and Sport trims gain dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning vents, heated steering wheel, Qi wireless device charging, automatic up/down driver’s window operation
  • Tech packages for SEL, Sport, and Limited trim add Sport mesh grille insert to support driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies
  • Limited Ultimate package and Limited 2.0T have panoramic sunroof
  • Hybrid Limited trim adds standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and an electronic parking brake with Auto Hold function

2019 Hyundai Tucson

  • Updated styling
  • New standard safety technologies
  • Improved infotainment systems
  • Torquey and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is dropped in favor of normally aspirated 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with automatic engine start/stop, which is standard for all Tucsons except the base SE trim
  • Standard equipment includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and a driver attention warning system
  • Ultimate package for Limited trim adds new automatic high-beam headlights and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • New features, depending on trim level, include rain-sensing wipers, USB ports for the second-row seat, wireless device charging, surround-view monitor
  • New paint colors: White, Brown, Blue

2019 Hyundai Veloster

  • Completely redesigned for 2019, retaining hatchback design and 2+1 door arrangement
  • Veloster 2.0 has 147-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with manual or automatic transmission
  • Veloster Turbo has turbocharged, 201-hp, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, sport-tuned driving dynamics with manual or dual-clutch automated manual transmission
  • Veloster N has turbocharged, 275-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, Nurburgring-honed performance-tuned driving dynamics, and a manual transmission with rev-matching
  • Important driver-assistance and collision-avoidance systems are standard
  • Infotainment systems include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 3-year subscription to next-generation Blue Link services
  • Available head-up display, Qi-compatible wireless device charging, Infinity premium sound system with Clari-Fi music-restoration technology
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