The redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe broke cowl earlier this week with a extra outdoorsy exterior that can seemingly pair with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Expected to succeed in U.S. showrooms for the 2024 mannequin yr, this fifth-generation Santa Fe goes in a special styling course than earlier generations, with a boxy profile and angular particulars, together with “H”-shaped headlight and taillight components signifying the model title.
The redesigned Santa Fe will likely be accessible with three rows of seats in at the very least some markets, though it is unclear if that possibility will likely be accessible within the U.S., the place the Santa Fe is presently bought solely in two-row, five-seat type. Hyundai claims “class-leading interior space” and a wider tailgate opening that can “make it possible for users to enjoy the outdoors in the easiest way possible,” the automaker’s press supplies stated.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe
At the alternative finish of the cabin, the Santa Fe strikes to curved infotainment show, consisting of a big touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster positioned side-by-side, and a raised middle console with a storage nook under. The console accommodates two wi-fi charging pads, plus USB ports, whereas a panel above it homes most controls—with what seems to be an honest quantity of analog buttons and knobs.
Hyundai used sustainable supplies resembling recycled plastic within the headliner, mats, and second- and third-row seat backs. Synthetic leather-based—that is vinyl seats to the remainder of us, which automakers now depend as a sustainable materials—is used within the door trim. Real nappa leather-based and wooden trim will nonetheless be accessible, although.
Nothing was stated about powertrains, however it’s seemingly that hybrid and plug-in hybrid choices will proceed. After dropping the Sonata Plug-In Hybrid in 2020, Hyundai stated that it might emphasize plug-in hybrid powertrains in SUVs as its next-gen EVs are rolling out.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe
The present Santa Fe Hybrid arrived for 2021 and provided as much as 34 mpg mixed, providing a very futuristic inside design mated with a softer, extra evolutionary exterior. The Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is rated at 31 electrical miles, then 33 mpg in hybrid mode.
Santa Fe Hybrid manufacturing has shifted to Alabama, and it was one of many first U.S.-made electrified autos to be bought by Hyundai. It’s constructed on the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant close to Montgomery, together with gasoline variations of the Santa Fe, in addition to the Hyundai Elantra, Santa Cruz, and Tucson, and the all-electric Genesis Electrified GV70.
The styling change could assist permit some visible separation between it and the totally electrical Ioniq 7 that is on the best way, intently previewed in late 2021 by the Hyundai Seven idea, and the associated Kia EV9.