Earlier this month, Hyundai unveiled the exterior design of the all-new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. This redesign marks the beginning of the midsize crossover’s fourth generation, and it’s a complete overhaul. You can tell how different the Hyundai Santa Fe is just from glancing at the limited number of images that have been released thus far, which you can see here on this blog. We’ll highlight some of what’s new in the SUV today, though there is still a lot that has yet to be unveiled.
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“We modernized the New Santa Fe with premium features and appealing aesthetics that are sure to add value. The bold lines that extend from one side to the other and from front to back give Santa Fe a rugged yet refined look that SUV customers want. Besides, we’ve added numerous features and functions to create a truly family-focused SUV that is a pleasure to drive.”
– SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head, Global Design Center
Notable Design Cues
You can tell right out the gate that the new Santa Fe is different due to its much wider grille. The new grille extends completely across the front fascia, while the lower air intake is clamped off to enhance the stance of the vehicle. The LED Daytime Running Lights integrated into the grille are connected to the taillights on the rear fascia by a seamless line across each side of the vehicle, furthering the “sensuous sportiness” design philosophy of Hyundai vehicles. All of this and more, as we’ve only scratched the surface of the minute details of what’s changed to the Santa Fe model’s design.
Enhanced Features & Content
Not many details have been released in regard to the features & content found in the new model. We do know that the shift-by-wire system in the Santa Fe has allowed designers to replace the traditional shift knob with gear shift buttons in the center console. The new Santa Fe will also feature a Terrain Mode selector for the first time, allow drivers to switch between common driving situations so that the vehicle can automatically optimize performance settings. Finally, we know that the cabin will feature a new 10.25” infotainment system.
As more details become available, we’ll be sure to fill you in right here on our blog. So be sure to check back often!