The current generation of Hyundai’s well-known mid-size SUV hasn’t been around for too long but it already received a facelift and now it looks like the Korean manufacturer is already working on the next generation. The reason may be the fact that the new Tucson has come so close in terms of size that many buyers feel they don’t have to pay extra for the Santa Fe. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the latest reports suggest that already 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe could receive a complete redesign.
At this point, we don’t know much about it. The officials are still quiet, so it’s hard to talk about more precise design solutions. On the other hand, we may presume that some of the key points of this redesign will be the size increase, as well as the implementation of new technologies.
If we can trust rumors, the new model could arrive already in the next year.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this redesign is expected to bring all kinds of upgrades. Of course, one of the first things that come to mind is the size. We expect to see a notably longer wheelbase, which would distance the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe from the Tucson, which has become a pretty big SUV. Naturally, the new model will grow in other dimensions as well and that should bring all kinds of benefits.
Besides the size increase, we expect to see a new platform. The new architecture should bring novelties in various aspects. One of the things that come to mind is further electrification. In other words, it’s quite possible to see the new 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe not just with hybrid powertrains, but also with an all-electric setup. Furthermore, the new architecture will also bring a new chassis and suspension setup, which should improve the ride quality in a decent measure.
Finally, count on a new styling. At this point, it’s hard to talk about details but if we can trust our insiders, it looks like the Korean manufacturer is once again preparing a surprise. Does this mean a radical change compared to the current generation? It’s hard to tell. Still, we have no doubt that the new look will be interesting and far away from being dull.
Naturally, this redesign should bring a completely new cabin as well. At this point, it’s still early for details but if we consider that the current generation is already pretty impressive in this aspect, we could say that the expectations are high. We count on further improvements in terms of the materials, build quality etc. Of course, we also count on new tech features, such as bigger screens, new connectivity features, more advanced driver-assist systems etc.
Considering that the new generation is expected to grow in size, we may expect more passenger and cargo space. Still, we don’t expect to see the third row of seats on offer, but rather a couple of more comfortable rows that offer a super-high level of comfort. The cargo area should be bigger as well.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect that the current hybrid units will be the core of the offer. So, base models would probably come with the familiar hybrid system that combines a 1.6-liter turbo-four gasoline engine with an electric motor, for a total output of 226 horsepower.
We also count on a plug-in hybrid version, which would come with a more capable electric motor and a bigger battery pack. So, the system puts out around 261 horsepower, while the batter ensures around 30 miles of the all-electric range.
Also, there is a chance to see an all-electric powertrain, though it’s still early to talk about details.
Finally, we may see a high-performance version, equipped with a 2.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 280 horsepower.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date and Price
If we can trust rumors, the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe could arrive already in the next year. We estimate that the base versions would go around 32.000 dollars. The key competitors are models like Chevy Blazer, Honda Passport etc.