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  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Goes into Production at Company’s Alabama Facility

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Goes into Production at Company’s Alabama Facility

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Expected to Build 84,000 Santa Fes in 2018

Jun 5, 2018
The all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe went into production today in Montgomery, Alabama. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, which employs about 3,000 people, is producing the Santa Fe for North American markets, including Canada and Puerto Rico.
Photo 2/12   |   2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Side Profile
The company expects to build 84,000 Santa Fe SUVs this year thanks to burgeoning demand for crossovers, particularly in the U.S. market. The 2019 Santa Fe and its three-row Santa Fe XL variant will do battle with segment stalwarts like the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Chevrolet Traverse. Additionally, the shorter-wheelbase version will take on competitors as diverse as the Nissan Rogue and Ford Edge.
Photo 3/12   |   2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Front Quarter 01
Helping it in its mission is a suite of active safety features, including Side Exit Assist, which monitors the rear of the vehicle for cars approaching along the side. If an approaching vehicle is detected, it warns the Santa Fe passenger and disables the door handle, if needed.
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama celebrated the 2019 Santa Fe’s start of production with local dignitaries visiting the plant, as well as a parade around the facility with the Santa Fe leading the charge. The new SUV will hit dealer showrooms in a few weeks.
Source: Hyundai
Photo 4/12   |   2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Rear Quarter 01