Harry Leahey

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Hyundai has taken the wraps off the fifth-generation Santa Fe, and it's a bold departure from the previous model.

The new SUV is more rugged and angular, with a wide grille and pronounced wheel arches. It also gets a new panoramic curved display that houses the instrument cluster and infotainment system.

Externally, the Santa Fe incorporates some design elements inspired by the Ioniq line, such as a full-width LED light bar, and rides on large 21-inch wheels. The Santa Fe is also longer and wider than the outgoing model, delivering a more spacious interior. 

The exact powertrains for the UK market have yet to be confirmed, though the previous model was available in a range of petrol and diesel engines, as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid options due to its N3 platform. It’s possible this new generation will be the same. Notably, however, there are no plans for a pure-electric Santa Fe, as the role of a family-friendly, all-electric large SUV will be fulfilled by the Ioniq 7 in Hyundai's lineup.

Inside, the Santa Fe adopts recycled plastics for the headlining and floor mats, and is dominated by a panoramic curved display. The climate control functions are primarily located on a spacious control panel situated lower on the dashboard. This control panel includes physical dials and buttons for adjusting temperature and audio settings. The centre console also appears to incorporate a pair of wireless charging pads.

Pricing and release date for the car remain unconfirmed for now. 

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Harry Leahey 18/07/23