New Hyundai Santa Fe caught by photo spiesMarch 24, 2020
According to available information, the crossover of the Korean brand not only received a new design, but also changed in size.
Hyundai Santa Fe of the current generation with the factory index TM was first shown just two years ago, but the company is already preparing to launch a new variation on the car market. The first photos of the disguised SUV appeared at the beginning of 2020, but now fresh pictures have been posted on the Naver Korean forum. Local media report that the updated Santa Fe will be launched in May.
The car retained a two-story head optics, however, the “filling” was replaced in the DRLs located on top, the base headlight blocks had a different shape, moreover, they are now divided by luminous strips that are created in the style of the older Hyundai Palisade. The taillights seem to have been replaced; the bumpers and the radiator grille are different. Koreans write that the updated car has increased the length and size of the wheelbase. In the previous model, these figures are 4770 and 2765 mm, respectively.
In the interior of the crossover in the new pictures, only the seats were not hidden, however, thanks to the old pictures, we know that inside we replaced the center console, the tunnel and the climate control unit. In addition, the model took away the traditional lever of the box – instead of it appeared a push-button remote control, like that of Palisade.
The new Santa Fe will have two hybrid variations – the base one and with the possibility of recharging from the mains (possibly based on a 1.6 liter turbo engine). Regular versions will also be offered. In Korea, a pre-reform crossover can be bought with a gasoline turbo four 2.0 T-GDi (235 hp) and 2.0 e-VGT (186 hp) and 2.2 e-VGT (202 hp) diesel engines. All units work together with 8-speed automatic transmission, the drive is front or full.
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