Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift Spied w/ “T” Like DRLs

by Feb 4, 2020All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots2 comments

hyundai santa fe facelift
hyundai santa fe facelift

While yesterday we showed up the new Kia Sorento fully undisguised, today we have new pictures of its brother from another mother, the Santa Fe facelift, that were spotted in South Korea hurrying up its development together with its new headlights, inspired by the Palisade, but much bigger and with “T” DRL LED lights.

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.

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. KRogers86

    I hope the new interior is much closer to the Palisade in terms of interior material quality. The Palisade has phenomenal interior material quality which I hope will trickle down to the rest of the Hyundai line-up. It’s a shame that the new Sonata and current Santa Fe use more hard plastic in obvious places than competing models from Toyota, Honda, and Mazda.

    Also, those wheels look gorgeous, and appear to be at least 245 width tires, which will improve the handling considerably.

  2. Maykel

    Nooo..! Why copy Volvo’s Thor DRL? Couldn’t they copy of their own, Grandeur running lights?


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