According to preliminary data, the crossover is a Korean brand not only changed the design, but grew up. In addition, the SUV has got a hybrid version.
SUV Hyundai Santa Fe current generation with factory index TM debuted just two years ago, however, the brand is already preparing to bring to market an updated model. The first pictures of the camouflaged SUV appeared in the beginning of this year, now on the Korean forum Naver published fresh pictures. Local media believe that the pipeline restyled Santa will be in may, however, due to the pandemic coronavirus premiere of this cross can push for the end of the year.
Judging by the pictures, Santa Fe has retained the two-storey head optics, but it is located on top of the DRL replaced the “stuffing”, the blocks of the main headlights a different shape, plus they are now separated by glowing strips that are made in the style of the older Hyundai Palisade. The rear lights also seem to be replaced, other steel bumpers and grille. By the way, the machine at the current photo is different from caught in January by the lattice pattern and design of the wheels. Koreans write that updated Santa’s increased length and wheelbase. From the pre-reform model, the figures are 4770 and 2765 mm, respectively (the local Palisade – 4980 and 2900 mm).
In the cabin of the new crossover on the photo is not hidden was only a chair, but thanks to the previous pictures, we know what’s inside, replaced the centre console, tunnel and the control unit “climate”. In addition, the model has lost the traditional gear lever – it was replaced by the keypad, as at Palisade.
It is expected that the updated Santa Fe will be two hybrid versions – standard and with the possibility of charging from the mains (supposedly based on the 1.6 turbo engine). Traditional options also will remain in service. In Korea, pre-reform, the crossover is available with petrol “turboservice” 2.0 T-GDi (235 HP) and diesel 2.0 e-VGT (186 HP) and the 2.2 e-VGT (202 HP). All motors are combined with 8АКП, drive – front or full.