All-new Hyundai Santa Fe will debut in 2023
More powerful and brand new Hyundai Santa Fe The seven-seat full-size SUV is due this year, but won’t arrive in Australia until 2024.
Hyundai has confirmed this in sales for 2022, saying its three major launches for 2023 will be New generation Konathe ionq 5 N hot electric hatch, and new Santa Claus.
The current Santa Fe has only (somewhat) recently received significant upgrades, with Hyundai claiming it midlife update 2021 saw it move to a new platform shared with Kia sorento.
Details of the latest version of Hyundai’s three-row SUV, located above two rows Tucson and below is bigger fence.
our friends at Korean Car Blog ran images of the new Santa Fe, showing that Hyundai has stripped away the current design language for a boxy look that resembles a Land Rover Defender.
The sides are vertical, the C-pillar seems to be inspired by Defender’s chunky graphics, and the rear door is almost vertical beneath that hunchback camouflage.
The next Santa Fe is expected to be larger than the current model, a bit tight in the third row. For context, the current Santa Fe is 4785mm long, 145mm longer than the Tucson and 210mm shorter than the Palisade.
It is not clear what powertrain will be offered in the new Santa Fe crossover. The current model comes in hybrid, petrol and diesel options which will likely continue in some form.
On the electric side, Hyundai Group has plans for many large electric SUVs on custom platforms: namely the Hyundai Ioniq 7 (previewed by the 2021 Seven . concept) and KIA EV9. This suggests that the Santa Fe will not arrive as a full EV.
Although Hyundai Australia was not available for comment, our sources suggest the new Santa Fe won’t be here until 2024.