The all-new 2024 Santa Fe mid-size SUV from Hyundai introduces a bold departure in design, offering a more spacious wheelbase, increased cargo capacity, and an elevated level of luxury, including the option for a third row of seating.
Hyundai has officially unveiled the 2024 Santa Fe mid-size SUV, showcasing a radically different aesthetic characterized by its boxy silhouette and strikingly modern head and tail lights.
Further details about the vehicle’s specifications and features are set to be disclosed in the coming month. Enthusiasts can anticipate the new Santa Fe’s availability in the U.S. market later this year.
The 2024 Santa Fe showcases Hyundai’s commitment to a distinctive design that immediately captures attention. Departing from its previous curvaceous lines, this mid-size crossover presents a square-edged, boxy appearance that pays homage to classic rugged SUVs while also embracing a forward-looking interpretation through its contemporary lighting elements.
Hyundai highlights that the redesigned model boasts an extended wheelbase and a rear design focused on optimizing cargo space. The rear end features a nearly 90-degree angled tailgate and a roofline that maintains minimal slope towards the rear. The window glass is framed by body-colored trim, reminiscent of the styling found in the Land Rover Defender. Both the head and tail lights incorporate LED accents in an H pattern. The SUV’s off-road character is emphasized by robust wheel arch trim and a generously sized roof rack.
In contrast to the current Santa Fe’s configuration, which offers two rows of seating, the new iteration will introduce the option for a third row. The revealed images display a two-row layout, with second-row seats capable of folding flat into the floor. The interior exudes a more sophisticated ambiance, evoking cues akin to Land Rover’s design language. It will include features such as nappa leather upholstery, dual 12.3-inch displays, and dual wireless charging pads integrated into the center console.
The 2024 Santa Fe will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four engine, as indicated by the “2.5T HTRAC” badging seen in the images. This badge also signifies the presence of Hyundai’s all-wheel-drive system. In its current form, the 2.5T powertrain produces 277 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. It’s likely that a hybrid variant will also be part of the lineup. The rugged XRT trim level from the current model is expected to make a return, potentially with enhanced off-road capabilities.
While specific pricing details are yet to be confirmed, it’s anticipated that the new Santa Fe will command a higher starting price than the current model’s $30,085. Top-tier trim levels might approach the $50,000 mark. The 2024 Santa Fe is projected to arrive in U.S. dealerships later this year, with a comprehensive unveiling of its features and specifications expected next month.