Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift to Have Palisade-like Interior

by Jan 23, 2020All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots1 comment

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While the last week we showed you the first exterior pictures of Hyundai Santa Fe facelift that will also receive a new Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid powertrain together with the update, today we have the first interior pictures that allow us to see a Palisade-like interior, with shift-by-wire technology instead of regular gearbox knob.

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What we know so far?

The Group’s electrified lineup, which comprised 24 models in 2019, will be expanded to 44 models by 2025, including 13 hybrids, six plug-in hybrids, 23 battery electric vehicles and two fuel-cell electric vehicles.

This year, the Group will further bolster the sales of electrified models, adding hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants to its best-selling SUV models, including Kia Sorento, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Hyundai will introduce a facelift for the Santa Fe, that according to our industry sources, will be close to a full change like with the new Grandeur. In the case of Grandeur, the same platform was used exceptionally, but the wheelbase was also increased, and the design was also intensily changed despite normal facelift that are just comestic changes.

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Santa Fe is a very important vehicle because it accounts for more than half of Hyundai SUV sales. Therefore, as the flagship SUV, it will be released with various powertrains such as internal combustion engine, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. The larger wheelbase than before could make the body size similar to a Palisade.

Adding a plug-in hybrid to the Santa Fe, along with a common hybrid, is a good news for prospective consumers. A hybrid powertrain that combines an electric motor with a gamma 1.6 T-GDI gasoline engine will remain, while retaining existing diesel and gasoline engines.

It is also equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that significantly reduces fuel consumption by applying a large-capacity battery, and the Santa Fe hybrid is a combination of gasoline engine and electric motor.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

1 Comment

  1. KRogers86

    I already love the new wheels, and I can’t wait to see what Hyundai does with the front and rear fascia. As for the interior, I’m glad that it’s being heavily redesigned to mirror that of the Palisade. Hopefully they end up getting rid of that cheap hard plastic gauge cluster binnacle that’s in the current interior, and use as much soft-touch materials as in the Palisade.


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