Hyundai today revealed the all-new 2024 Santa Fe to North American media at AutoMobility LA with an ‘Open for More’ development concept centered around its new, wider lift-gate opening and spacious interior and also revealed its rugged variant or XRT.
The new XRT, making its global debut, is an outdoor-focused sport model tailored to the diverse needs of enthusiasts but not what we expected. It is designed to handle adverse terrain with confidence and ease, offering versatile utility for various outdoor activities. Complementing the Santa Fe Calligraphy trim for premium urban lifestyles, the XRT is designed to satisfy adventure-oriented enthusiasts with confident capabilities.
Compared to the XRT Concept we have seen a few months ago, this production ready XRT trim loses all of its off-road equipment while adds dark chrome and black trim elements and cladding throughout the exterior, including black roof rails with cross bars, for a rugged, ready-for-adventure appearance. It also adds a 30-inch all-terrain tire fitment, with 245/60R18 tires. This XRT boasts nearly 1.5 inches of additional ground clearance and when properly equipped with the towing package, is rated at 4,500 lbs. of towing capacity.
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2024 Santa Fe is available with two powerful and efficient powertrain options. The standard powertrain is a 2.5-liter direct-injected, turbocharged engine (Theta III engine family) mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with an estimated output of 277 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm and estimated torque of 311 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 – 4,000 rpm.
For eco-focused buyers, a 1.6-liter direct-injected, turbocharged hybrid (Gamma III engine family) linked with a six-speed automatic transmission provides an estimated combined engine and motor output of 232 horsepower and estimated torque of 271 lb.-ft.