First look at the new rugged Hyundai Santa Fe

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Author: | Updated: 03 Jun 2020 10:25

Hyundai has revealed details of the new third-generation Santa Fe SUV. Featuring a rugged yet sophisticated new design, state-of-the-art hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will be available for the first time.

New Hyundai Santa Fe (19)

Hyundai Santa Fe styling

The new Santa Fe continues to be a unique presence in the SUV segment, with the distinctive wide grille embracing the headlamp units to create a unique and rugged front end. At the rear, the new taillight design with horizontally-stretched graphics visually reinforces the width of the body.

On the lower bumper, a robust skid plate embraces the lower air intake and visually supports the main grille. To complete the Santa Fe’s powerful presence on the road, the corners feature aerodynamic inlets to improve airflow.

Wider wheel arches and new alloy wheel designs further reinforce the SUV’s strong character.

All of this combines to make the Santa Fe a rugged but sophisticated presence on the road.

New Hyundai Santa Fe interior (5)

Hyundai Santa Fe interior

The outgoing model was already cavernous, but the third-generation model now provides even more space, comfort and convenience.

Finished in premium soft-touch materials, it features a lower dashboard design with a redesigned centre console and new 10.25in floating touchscreeen.

For the first time, the Santa Fe now comes with a Terrain Mode selector: a control knob located in the centre console to conveniently switch between 2WD and 4WD drive modes.

The premium interior updates are rounded off by a new 12.3-inch fully digital cluster.

New Hyundai Santa Fe rear (18)

Hyundai Santa Fe engines

Following the popularity of the Hyundai Kona in hybrid and EV form, the new Santa Fe will further expand Hyundai’s low-emission credentials. It will be the first Hyundai in Europe to go on sale with the manufacturers new ‘Smartstream’ hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

In addition, the new Santa Fe will be the first Hyundai model in Europe and first Hyundai SUV globally based on the all-new third-generation Hyundai vehicle platform. The new platform allows for significant improvements in performance, handling and safety, as well as facilitating electrified powertrains.

Hyundai Santa Fe release

The new Santa Fe will be available in Europe starting September 2020. More information will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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