Hyundai Motor Company today revealed its radically transformed all-new Santa Fe.

For Santa Fe’s first full model change since 2018, Hyundai Motors says it took an unconventional approach with a lifestyle-based design typology to maximise rear cargo capacity and better accommodate outdoor and urban activities. As a result, the powerful new model boasts a robust yet delicately detailed exterior design and spacious, versatile interior that flows from the openness of its enlarged tailgate, providing users with a terrace-like space whenever and wherever they need it.

“The all-new Santa Fe is an SUV that finds a perfect balance between city life and the great outdoors, handling everything from busy family itineraries to car camping adventures,” said SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “With its longer wheelbase, roomy interior and terrace-like tailgate space, the new Santa Fe leans into its SUV strengths to offer more versatility than ever before as well as a premium customer experience.”

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe | Exterior design

The all-new Santa Fe’s boxy shape and distinctive silhouette are derived from its long wheelbase and wide tailgate area. The front of the vehicle creates a sense of grandeur with its high hood, H-shaped headlamps and bold, sharp fenders, says Hyundai.

Seen from the side, the lengthened wheelbase accommodates a bold roofline, powerful volume around the fenders, sharply defined wheel arches, shortened front overhang and 21-inch wheels, all of which gives this SUV a robust, adventurous look according to Hyundai.

Defined by its larger tailgate, the rear end is simpler, balancing the overall exterior design. Apparently, the H-shaped taillights are unified with the front H lights to create harmony and provide a distinctive Santa Fe presence on the road, day or night.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe | Interior

Hyundai says the interior design emphasises horizontal and vertical lines, with an H-motif design applied to the dashboard and air vents to enhance the sense of openness and create a unique sensibility.

The all-new Santa Fe’s interior refinement is exemplified by a variety of new tech features, including a Panoramic Curved Display and dual wireless charging. There is now a curved display that connects the 12.3-inch digital cluster and infotainment system.

In addition, the brightly coloured seats and headliner should create a sense of spaciousness, while the soft-touch wood-patterned garnish and Nappa leather seats with delicate embroidery add sophisticated style.

The new SUV also incorporates a number of sustainable materials. The suede headliner, car mats, and second- and third-row seatbacks are made from recycled plastic, while the crash pad and door trim covers are made from eco-friendly leatherette.

The interior and exterior colours, inspired by natural light, highlight the unique style of the all-new Santa Fe, bringing inspiration and vitality to everyday life and adventure in the city and great outdoors, says Hyundai.

The all-new Santa Fe will make its world premiere in August on Hyundai’s YouTube channel.

All-new Santa Fe launching in New Zealand in 2024

Hyundai New Zealand says it’s thrilled to announce that the all-new Santa Fe will soon make its way to the shores of New Zealand, with a launch in early 2024.

They suggest that customers keep up to date with the latest news and developments surrounding the all-new Santa Fe through their website at

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Fred Alvrez
How on earth to start this? I've been car/bike/truck crazy since I was a teen. Like John, I had the obligatory Countach poster on the wall. I guess I'm more officially into classic and muscle cars than anything else - I currently have a '65 Sunbeam Tiger that left the factory the same day as I left the hospital as a newborn with my mother. How could I not buy that car? In 2016 my wife and I drove across the USA in a brand-new Dodge Challenger, and then shipped it home. You can read more on We did this again in 2019 in a 1990 Chev Corvette - you can read about that trip on DriveLife. I'm a driving instructor and an Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists - trying to do my bit to make our roads safer.


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