A much brasher and all-new Hyundai Santa Fe seven-seat large SUV will launch this year, but probably won’t make it to Australia until 2024.
The sides are upright, the C-pillar appears to take inspiration from the Defender’s chunky graphic, and the tailgate is close to vertical beneath that hunchback camouflage.
The next Santa Fe is expected to grow larger than the current model, which is a bit tight in the third row. For context the current Santa Fe is 4785mm long, which is 145mm longer than a Tucson and 210mm shorter than a Palisade.
It’s unclear what powertrains will be offered in the new Santa Fe crossover. The current model has hybrid, petrol and diesel options which will likely continue in some form.
On the electric front, the Hyundai Group has plans for numerous large electric SUVs on a bespoke platform: namely the Hyundai Ioniq 7 (previewed by the 2021 Seven concept) and the Kia EV9. This suggests the Santa Fe will not come as a full EV.
While Hyundai Australia offered no comment, our sources suggest the new Santa Fe won’t make it here until 2024.