Hyundai has just revealed to the world the brand-new fifth-generation Santa Fe. This is the first full model change for the Santa Fe since the introduction of the fourth-generation model in 2018, and Hyundai has given it a full redesign, both inside and out.
Hyundai describes the Santa Fe’s exterior as a lifestyle-based design and has designed the Santa Fe to be suitable for both urban and especially outdoor lifestyles. And unlike any Santa Fe in the past, this all-new one sports a boxy exterior design, giving it a futuristic yet retro look, reminding us of cars like the Land Rover Defender and the latest second-gen Lexus GX.
Both the Santa Fe’s front and back feature Hyundai’s latest signature H-lights, with the front also sporting an LED light bar that extends across the grille and connects both of the headlights, giving it the RoboCop kind of look.
Besides the headlights and rear lights, the H-design motif can also be spotted at the front bumpers. There are boxy and angularly shaped wheel arch claddings shaped too, adding to the Santa Fe’s outdoors theme. The Korean SUV also comes with 21-inch wheels.
Inside, the H-shaped design cues continue and can be found on the dashboard and air cond vents. The interior also features wood-patterned garnish and Nappa leather seats, together with two wireless phone chargers.
But what is most interesting is the fifth-gen Santa Fe’s interior’s strong Range Rover influence. Just look at the boxy and angular design elements on the centre console, as well as the HVAC control unit, the air cond vents, the 12.3-inch panoramic driver and infotainment display, and especially the steering wheel.
Overall the interior looks neat and premium even, and we can’t wait to see the car for ourselves. Hyundai continues to boast of its fifth-gen Santa Fe’s size, marketing the SUV as a car that is suitable for outdoor lifestyles, thanks to its roomy interior, which features fully foldable second and third-row seats.
As of now, Hyundai has yet to share any of the fifth-gen Hyundai Santa Fe’s technical specifications. For that, we will have to wait for the car’s world premiere, which will be taking place in August this year. The premiere will also be live-streamed via Hyundai’s YouTube channel.