The New York auto show whose media days ended Thursday saw several debuts of high-volume crossover utility vehicles.
One was a redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size crossover, which gained size, new features, and considerably more traditional and upright SUV-like styling.
Hyundai said the base five-seat model with two rows of seats will now be called simply the Santa Fe, losing the “Sport” designation it has carried for a few years.
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Meanwhile, the long-wheelbase version with seven seats in three rows, will be known as the Santa Fe XL. That model alone will be powered by a new engine Hyundai hasn’t previously offered: a 2.2-liter turbodiesel-4 engine, its first diesel vehicle sold in the U.S.
The smaller and likely more common Santa Fe versions will come standard with a 2.4-liter inline-4 rated at 185 horsepower and 178…