Hyundai_Santa_Fe_frontHyundai has unveiled the design of the revised Santa Fe that’s coming Downunder in the second half of this year.

The Santa Fe’s new front section has a wide grille that extends across the entire width of the vehicle. The lower air intakes have a horizontal line to visually accentuate the vehicle’s wide stance.

The sides the revised Santa Fe have a seamless line all the way from the fronts daytime running lights to the taillights. Redesigned taillights are connected across the rear hatch by a slim illuminated bar.

Increased width of the wheel arches is required to house the 20-inch wheels.

Santa Fe’s redesigned interior is aimed at luxury with every component finished in premium soft-touch materials. The centre console is tall to give the front occupants the feeling of sitting in armchairs.

In the middle of the redesigned centre console are gearshift buttons as well as controls for the functions that are used most often.


For the first time Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a Terrain Mode selector: a control knob located in the centre console is used to switch between different drive modes, optimising performance and HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) settings for a variety of driving situations.

It includes modes for sand, snow and mud, as well as eco, sport, comfort and smart modes. The smart mode automatically recognises the driving style and selects a mode so the driver does not have to.


The updated Hyundai Santa Fe will arrive in the second half of 2020. More detailed information will be provided closer to the Australian launch and we will advise on them asap.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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