The next-generation 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe has been spied in testing, signaling a dramatic change in direction.
In its new fifth-generation form, the 2024 Santa Fe will adopt a proper ‘two-box’ shape, ditching all the curves and deep angles of Hyundai’s recent models.
The vehicle spied here is still shrouded in heavy camouflage, but it’s clear that we can expect a design inspired by big square American SUVs of old, or even a properly boxy, Peter Harbury design. made Ford Flex Which was sold in the US from 2008 to 2019.
Of course, punters will also have ideas like the new-generation Land Rover Defender, with its similar concept box designed to blend the original car’s look with a modern twist for retro-futuristic results. has gone
For the Santa Fe, that likely means a more spacious cabin for families, especially if that longer wheelbase seems to be part of the equation as well. This should also make the third row more livable.
What little we can see of the new model’s details is hinted at by the square face with H-shaped daytime running lights, which we’ve worked to render below (and we’ve got them At the top of this story, the image of the hero has been glossed over.).
Most of our rendering is otherwise speculative, but we expect a fairly soft approach to the character lines (rather than the deep origami shape of the T
That Tucson and i30 sedan) along with giving the glass house a spacious look.
The large gray cladding for the wheel arches can be made out in the new Santa Fe’s camouflage gaps, which we’ve also worked into our rendering.
Mechanical details are unclear, but it’s likely that we can again expect at least diesel and hybrid powertrains, if not a continuation of the 200kW/331Nm 3.5-litre petrol V6 offered in the front-wheel drive version of the current model.
On the diesel and hybrid front, the current model is available with a 148kW/440Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel and a 169kW/350Nm 1.6-litre petrol-electric hybrid model, which has just been launched.
When will the new 2024 Santa Fe arrive in Australia?
Hyundai is yet to comment on the new Santa Fe, but we can look to the current range for clues.
The pre-production Santa Fe was launched here in late 2020, and we typically expect mid-life updates to last around three to four years.
On this timeline, the new-generation Santa Fe will likely appear in the first quarter of 2023, with previous launch schedules from Hyundai Australia suggesting a local debut in either late 2023 or Most likely in early 2024.