New generation of crossover Hyundai Santa Fe may appear earlier than expected

New generation of crossover Hyundai Santa Fe may appear earlier than expected

January 14, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The new Hyundai Santa Fe will appear earlier due to the success of the platform sibling Kia Sorento.

The official premiere of the restyled Hyundai Santa Fe took place in the summer of 2020. The car then changed the platform and updated the engine range. However, after the release of the new Kia Sorento, the fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe crossover lost its “throne” in South Korea, as its sales fell sharply. According to local analysts, according to the results of 2020, 57,578 Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers were sold in the home market, while the Sorento – about 77,000.

Even the Hyundai Palisade, which costs much more than the Santa Fe, has sold 64,791 copies. On the other hand, Santa Fe is “running out” the new Hyundai Tucson, which, unlike its “big brother”, has already acquired a plug-in hybrid version, which means that when buying it, there are tax benefits. Hyundai’s Santa Fe PHEV crossover should debut this year.

Thinking about how to turn the tide, top managers of Hyundai are lobbying to accelerate the launch of the fifth generation Santa Fe: it may debut in late 2021 – early 2022.