Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled the completely redesigned all-new Santa Fe, marking the fifth generation of this midsize SUV. While retaining its signature blend of nature-meets-city allure, the latest Santa Fe incorporates significant enhancements influenced by extensive big data analysis of the most current outdoor lifestyle trends.
Hyundai Motor took an innovative approach for the first full model change of the Santa Fe since 2018, adopting a lifestyle-based design typology. The primary focus was on optimizing rear cargo capacity and enhancing adaptability for both outdoor and urban activities. The result is a striking new model with a harmonious blend of strength and intricate detailing in its exterior design, complemented by a spacious and versatile interior. The enlarged tailgate enhances openness, creating a terrace-like space that can be enjoyed whenever and wherever it’s needed.
SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President, and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center expressed, “The all-new Santa Fe is an SUV that achieves a flawless harmony between urban living and outdoor pursuits, effortlessly accommodating everything from bustling family schedules to exciting car camping adventures.” He further added, “With its extended wheelbase, spacious interior, and terrace-like tailgate area, the new Santa Fe maximizes its SUV capabilities, providing unparalleled versatility and delivering a premium customer experience like never before.”
The all-new Santa Fe’s boxy shape and unique silhouette draw inspiration from its extended wheelbase and expansive tailgate area.
At the front, the vehicle exudes a sense of grandeur with its high hood, bold, sharp fenders, and striking H-shaped headlamps. These H-shaped headlamps are perfectly integrated with the H-motif lower front design, enhancing the overall visual harmony. The design elements in the shape of an ‘H’ reinterpret Hyundai’s iconic emblem, adding a touch of modernity and elegance to the vehicle’s appearance.
Viewed from the side, the elongated wheelbase of the all-new Santa Fe gracefully supports a striking roofline, accentuating the powerful volume around the fenders. The sharply defined wheel arches add to its dynamic appeal, while the shortened front overhang and the presence of 21-inch wheels further enhance its robust and adventurous appearance.