Hyundai has revealed a radically transformed Santa Fe SUV, set to launch later in the year. Sporting a complete new look and marking its first full model change since 2018, the new model aims to maximise rear cargo capacity and better accommodate outdoor activities.
As a result, the powerful new model boasts a robust yet delicately detailed exterior design and spacious, versatile interior that flows from the openness of its enlarged tailgate, providing users with a terrace-like space whenever and wherever they need it.
The new Santa Fe’s boxy shape and distinctive silhouette are derived from its long wheelbase and wide tailgate area. The front of the vehicle creates a sense of grandeur with its high hood, H-shaped headlamps and bold, sharp fenders.
Seen from the side, the lengthened wheelbase accommodates a bold roofline, powerful volume around the fenders, sharply defined wheel arches, shortened front overhang and 21-inch wheels, all of which gives this SUV a robust, adventurous look.
The rear end is simpler, balancing the overall exterior design. The H-shaped taillights are unified with the front H lights to create harmony and provide a distinctive Santa Fe presence on the road, day or night.
With ample room for adventurers and their gear, the Santa Fe’s interior offers generous living space for an effortless outdoor lifestyle. The fully foldable second- and third-row seats provide class-leading interior space.
The refined interior offers a pleasant surprise by contrasting with the strong exterior. The interior design emphasises horizontal and vertical lines, with an H-motif design applied to the dashboard and air vents to enhance the sense of openness.
High-tech features, including a panoramic curved display and dual wireless charging are included. The former connects the 12.3-inch digital cluster and infotainment system, and enhances driver visibility while delivering a sense of luxury.
In addition, the brightly coloured, delicately embroidered Nappa leather seats and headliner create a sense of spaciousness, while the soft-touch wood-patterned garnish adds sophisticated style.
The new SUV also incorporates a number of sustainable materials. The suede headliner, car mats, and second and third-row seatbacks are made from recycled plastic, while the crash pad and door trim covers are made from eco-friendly leatherette.
The interior and exterior colours, inspired by natural light, highlight the unique style of the next generation Santa Fe, bringing inspiration and vitality to everyday life and adventure in the city and great outdoors.
The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe will make its world premiere in August on Hyundai’s YouTube channel. Further details, including potentially, its Australian launch date, are expected to be provided at that time.