Hyundai reveals first peek of a new third-gen “Santa Fe”

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled its new Santa Fe, the latest generation of the company’s longest-running SUV which is expected to launch on September 2020. The new Hyundai Santa Fe comes with new design, all-new third-generation vehicle platform and new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The new platform is claimed to improve performance, efficiency and safety.

Hyundai has released two different faces of the new Santa Fe. According to Hyundai’s official teaser images, the darker grille is the ‘standard’ front while the lighter example is the ‘luxury’ look.

The new Santa Fe gets a redesigned grille which is wider than before, expressing bold character, its chrome framing a geometric pattern that produces a striking stereoscopic effect. Further, the eye-catching T-shaped DRLs are designed to be seen from a distance and hint at technological enhancements yet to be revealed. The overall profile is quite butch, and the wrap around tail-lamps with T-shaped LED lights and a light bar at the back give it a very premium feel. The SUV rolls on 20-inch alloy wheels, which also look very sporty. The Santa Fe is said to shares its platform with the third-generation Sonata sedan it will be the first Hyundai crossover that will be based on the company’s new third-generation vehicle architecture.

Inside the SUV features a new floating centre console, a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. There’s also ‘shift-by-wire’ buttons that replace a conventional gear lever. In addition to that, the Santa Fe gets Terrain Mode Selector for the very first time.

Besides these, the carmaker has not revealed much details about the new Santa Fe SUV. Santa Fe will be the first Hyundai model in Europe and the world’s first Hyundai SUV based on the all-new third-generation Hyundai vehicle platform. Along with Santa Fe Hyundai is reportedly planning to launch the larger Palisade SUV in few international markets.

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