Despite the teaser image’s shadowy tone, some key details are visible including high-mounted slimline headlights, a strong shoulder line, and prominent wheel arch sculpting.
While the profile does appear similar to the outgoing Santa Fe, a long rear door and larger third window may signal that the vehicle has grown in length to better accommodate third row passengers.
Earlier this month an eagle-eyed TMR reader spotted the new Santa Fe undergoing testing in Sydney, which was believed to be part of the car's hot weather testing and initial local suspension tuning, however heavy camouflage obscured most of the car’s details .
Hyundai has revealed that it will offer a comprehensive suite of safety equipment in the new Santa Fe. The brand singled out a new rear occupant alert system that monitors back-seat passengers and alerts the driver when vacating the car. The rear-cross traffic alert system will also now include an automated braking function.
The new Santa Fe is expected to continue to offer a choice of petrol and diesel engines with front or all wheel drive depending on the specifications. The new generation car should add turbocharged petrol power to its available engine range, as well as introducing a variant of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic found in the new i30 hatch.
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