Back in September 2022, we confirmed that Hyundai planned to unveil its 5th generation Santa Fe in August 2023, now, Hyundai USA confirmed while updated the 2024 line-up that a new generation Santa Fe will be world premiered in “late summer”.
The Santa Fe will features a sleek and modern design with bold lines and a prominent front grille. It will offers a spacious and comfortable interior with seating for up to seven passengers, depending on the configuration, it will be available also in a 6-seat luxury variant.
The new generation of Hyundai’s popular SUV will carry over its current engine line-up, including gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The exact engine choices may vary depending on the specific model and region. Hyundai will equips the Santa Fe with a variety of advanced features and technology. This includes infotainment systems with 12-inch displays, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), safety features like blind-spot view monitor and lane-keeping assist, and available upgrades such as panoramic sunroof, premium audio systems, and more.
It is expected that the next-gen Hyundai’s mid-sized SUV offers a comfortable and an upgraded smooth ride, with increase interior space and leg room. Hybrid variants will provide improved fuel efficiency, combining electric and gasoline power.
Even with the camouflage it looks like a Korean version of the Land Rover Defender, a car that has been seen as a comparison vehicle in both Korea and Germany, now if you take a look inside, you will also feel that with a styling very similar to Land Rover models, specially in the HVAC controls. Hyundai decided to go upmarket with the new Santa Fe since the sales of the current model has not been what they expected, with the Kia Sorento outselling the Santa Fe. So what do you think, it will get back as Korean SUV best seller?