The popular Hyundai Santa Fe is looking like it will get a redesign for the 2024 model year. While it is a bit hard to make out the all-new design elements underneath the camouflage, spy shots from Motor1 have been posted of the midsize crossover being test-driven. This change will mark the fifth generation of the Santa Fe, whose fourth-generation dates back to 2019, and last received an update in 2021.
While the camouflage does a good job of hiding many details, there are a few things that we can take note of from the leaked spy shots. For starters, the Santa Fe looks as though it may be a bit bigger overall than the outgoing model, and somewhat boxier as well.
From the cutouts in the camouflage, it appears that the boxiness will apply to the lights too, as Hyundai seems to have squared off the taillights and headlights, which have daytime running lights with an H-pattern display. It’s hard to tell, but the upcoming Santa Fe may also have a floating roof design. This new crossover should still share underpinnings with the Kia Sorento.
The only sneak peeks at the interior didn’t give much detail, as most of it was covered. As with many redesigns, though, we would expect it to come with updated upholstery, new technology, a larger screen, and new safety gear.
In 2021, Hyundai gave the Santa Fe hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, which the current model still offers. For the gas side of these hybrids, the current Santa Fe offers a turbocharged or non-turbocharged 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine. For the 2024 redesigned model, it’s too soon in the development process to know for sure what will be under the hood, but it’s more than likely that both hybrid variations will still be available for consumers, and perhaps the same gas engine as well.