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Hyundai Teases Updated Santa Fe SUV That Will Be More Than Just A Facelift

A new platform for the refreshed Hyundai Santa means electrification is on the way


  • Design-wise, this will be a mid-cycle refresh.

  • The changes will be far more important as it will get a new platform.

  • The interior will also be updated.


Take note: Most carmakers, despite the current world mess, are going ahead with electrifying their lineups and this will include popular midsize SUVs. Less than a week ago, Toyota revealed the all-new 2021 Toyota Venza which will only be offered as a hybrid. In Hyundai’s corner, they will be introducing an updated Santa Fe that will henceforth be built on an all-new platform ready for electrification.

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The current-generation Hyundai Santa Fe launched for the 2019 model year and so it is still quite new. The cabin is said to get its fair share of updates but there’s nothing else to go on. The teaser image shared by Hyundai reveals very little other than a redesigned grille and “T” shaped daytime running lights (DRLs). According to Hyundai, “The eye-catching T-shaped DRLs are designed to be seen from a distance and hint at technological enhancements yet to be revealed.”

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Many believe, as we do, that these technological enhancements stem from the fact that the new Santa Fe will be assembled on Hyundai’s all-new third-generation Hyundai vehicle platform that will enable hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants for the first time. These powertrains are key in markets such as Europe and will grow in North America before long.

It is expected that the new 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe will be unveiled next month and will arrive in Europe by early fall.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe | Photo: Hyundai

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Hyundai Santa Fe | Photo: Hyundai

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