The new Hyundai Santa Fe will receive mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains within the next 18 months, according to Autocar UK. The seven-seat SUV was first revealed earlier in February with a mix of conventional petrol and diesel engines.

Details about both powertrains are scarce for now, but the mild hybrid setup will likely be taken from the recently facelifted Tucson and Kia Sportage. The setup consists of a 2.0 litre turbodiesel, mild hybrid starter generator (MHSG), a low-voltage DC/DC converter (LDC), an inverter and a 0.44 kWh lithium-ion battery.

As for the PHEV, it has been suggested that the Kia Optima PHEV’s powertrain might be a good fit. Engine-wise, it features a 2.0 litre petrol engine with a transmission-mounted 50 kW electric motor, 9.8 kWh battery and a high-voltage on-board charger. The sedan has claimed range of 965 km and 43 km in full EV mode

Electrified versions of new models are part of the South Korean carmaker plans to introduce 18 eco-friendly models to global markets by 2025. Also in the playbook are alternative fuel vehicles like the hydrogen-powered Nexo.

GALLERY: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe