Hyundai revealed the new, fifth-generation Santa Fe last month but didn’t release any specs. Some of those missing details are available today with the model’s full reveal in Korea. The 2024 Santa Fe will go on sale in Europe and the US in the first half of next year and will make its official North American debut at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. UK market specifications are to be confirmed.
Hyundai will offer the Santa Fe with two powertrain options in Europe. The turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder mild hybrid will make 178 bhp (180 metric horsepower) and 195 pound-feet (265 Nm) of torque. It pairs with the six-speed automatic transmission. It can reach 62 mph in 9.5 seconds.
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The new crossover will also have a turbocharged 1.6-litre as a plug-in hybrid setup that delivers 158 bhp (160 PS) and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) torque from the engine, sending power through the six-speed automatic transmission. It needs 9.1 seconds to reach 62 mph.
The automaker has already revealed the three-row SUV’s all-new styling. Hyundai adopted an unusual design strategy with the model, starting with the enlarged tailgate area before designing the exterior. The new, fifth-generation Santa Fe is larger than the model it replaces, growing in every direction, which is a bonus to passengers.
The Santa Fe's second-row legroom increases by 20 mm (0.79 in) to 1,055 mm (41.5 in). The third row also grows with the model’s increased size, with 15 mm (0.59 in) more legroom and 69 mm (2.7 in) additional headroom. It has 725 litres (25.6 cubic feet) of cargo space, with both rows of seats foldable for maximum cargo capacity.
Up front is Hyundai’s Panoramic Curved Display. It houses the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment system. Front and rear passengers can access Hyundai’s new Bilateral Multi-Console storage space. Cabin features include dual wireless charging pads, a UV-C sterilisation tray, a rear occupant alert system, and a host of driving assistance systems.
The new Santa Fe will be available in Europe with 10 exterior colours to cover its boxy body. They are Abyss Black Pearl, Creamy White Pearl, Creamy White Matte, Typhoon Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Ocado Green Pearl, Terracotta Orange, Cyber Sage Pearl, Earthy Brass Metallic Matte, Pebble Blue Pearl.
Hyundai didn’t announce the new-gen Santa Fe’s price tag with UK specification still to be confirmed. We expect that info at the official public debut in Los Angeles later this year or closer to its on-sale date in 2024.