The All-New SANTA FE SUV debuted through a digital through a digital world premiere with an 'Open For More' concept that conveys the model's radical transformation centred on it's new wide tailgate.
To commemorate the heritage and iconic significance of SANTA FE brand, spanning from its inaugural generation to the fourth, and culminating in the newly revealed fifth generation, the global launch event and the world premiere filming took place in the stunning region of Santa Fe in New Mexico – the wellspring of inspiration for the SANTA FE brand.
This latest generation of the SANTA FE SUV escalates the urban-friendly and adventure-ready charm of the midsize SUV. A terrace-like living space is facilitated by its longer wheelbase and larger tailgate opening, setting the standard in its class. The longer wheelbase enables this model to offer enhanced third-row seating.
Watch the Digital World Premiere film below:
Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company - "Since the first-generation SANTA FE’s debut 23 years ago, this iconic SUV has won the hearts of millions of customers around the world. The All-New Santa Fe’s bold and powerful identity, which encompasses the boundless outdoors and urban landscape, will establish an unrivalled presence in the mid-sized SUV market."
For the first SANTA FE model change since 2018, Hyundai took a distinctive approach to switch up it's design. The focus was on expanding the tailgate, aimed at enhancing outdoor experiences and then moving on to refine the interior.
The new models efficient, boxy shape and long wheelbase help project a commanding presence on the road whilst the strong yet intricately crafted external design suits seamlessly to both urban and nature-focused settings.
SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center - "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 camping adventures. 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 with a premium customer experience."
The all-new SANTA FE's front-end creates a strong first impression with it's elevated hood, H-shaped headlamps, and well-defined fenders. The H-shaped headlamps and lower front design draw from the Hyundai emblem, establishing a distinctive and bold identity.
Thanks to its extended wheelbase, the all-new SANTA FE exudes grandeur. It's sleek side sculpting is complemented by a bold roofline, generous volume around the fenders, robust wheel arches, a shorter front overhang and striking 21-inch wheels.
Moving round to the rear, featuring its broader tailgate, the SANTA FE enhances solidity and offers a simpler, sculptural look. H-shaped taillights harmonise with the front design, giving the all-new SANTA FE a unique road presence.
In North America, the all-new Hyundai SANTA FE is available in 11 striking exterior colours consisting of: Phantom Black, Serenity White Pearl, Curated Silver Metallic, Ecotronic Gray Pearl, Ecotronic Gray Matte, Ultimate Red Metallic, Earthy Brass Metallic Matte, Atlantis Blue Pearl, Hampton Gray, Terracotta Orange, and Rockwood Green Pearl.
The all-new SANTA FE's interior contrasts with the exterior by emphasising both horizontal and vertical design aspects which echo the exterior ambience and aesthetics. The dashboard and air vents are crafted with a H-shaped design matching the front and rear lights.
The new interior comes with an abundance of convenience features including a UV-C Sterilization Tray and a dual wireless charging system for smartphones, to elevate the user experience with a blend of sophistication and SUV-like practicality. SANTA FE’s first-in-class Panoramic Curved Display, which encompasses the 12.3-inch digital cluster and infotainment system, amplifying driver visibility and imparting a touch of luxury.
Thanks to it's longer wheelbase, the all-new Hyundai SANTA FE offers class-leading interior space. Fully-foldable second and third row seats help create a terrace-like space at the rear of the car with the tailgate open. This appealing design feature reflects Hyundai Motor’s use of big data to identify customers’ interest in the latest outdoor lifestyle trends, such as car camping and gear-intensive adventures.
Environmentally friendly materials are used throughout the interior of the SANTA FE across soft surfaces like the headliner, BCF car mats and seatbacks and coverings, such as the crash pad, door trim and seats.
This eco-friendly approach also extends to the exterior where you will find recycled carbon materials used in the glossy black paint for the exterior trim. Among the exterior colours, the Ecotronic Grey for North American markets uses a natural bamboo charcoal coating method.
The all-new SANTA FE is available in five interior colours, including Obsidian Black, Supersonic Grey, Pecan Brown, Forest Green, and Black Ink.
The all-new SANTA FE raises the bar with its unmatched cargo capacity and a spacious tailgate opening. Ideal for both city life and outdoor adventures alike, its easily accommodates sports gear to camping essentials. This new model maximises outdoor functionality with Hidden-type Assist Handle, located in the C-Pillar, for improved roof access.
Focused on living space, Hyundai prioritised the expansion of legroom in the second and third row, now boasting top-tier comfort complete with reclining functionality.
The all-new SANTA FE is brimming with high-end comfort and convenience features, many of which are the world's first, first-in-class or class leading. In the front you have first-row relaxation seats with leg rests to help stimulate a weightless, comforting experience. A 6.6-inch full-touch climate control display enhances the intuitiveness of heating and cooling adjustments.
Within the six-seat version, second-row power-reclining independent seats with armrests provide convenient operation for rear passengers. The second-row power fold-and-dive seats also add a cushion-angle adjustment to create a relaxation mode as the world’s first.
The all-new Hyundai SANTA FE offers the world's first Bilateral Multi-Console storage space that can be opened by both front and rear passengers.
To counter cargo obstructing the driver's rear view, the Digital Centre Mirror enables the driver monitor activity behind the vehicle whilst also enhancing night time visibility of the rear with a brighter image.
The SANTA FE's intelligent features don't stop there though, you are treated with a high-speed dual wireless charging system for smartphones and a ground-breaking UV-C Sterilisation Tray for easy sterilisation of frequently used items such as phones and wallets.
Over-the-air (OTA) updates maintain your Hyundai with the latest software updates by wirelessly updating the key controllers within the vehicle. Another first-in-class feature on the SANTA FE is the Digital Key which allows access and start-up of the vehicle via the user's smart phone. Also, within the all-new SANTA FE you have a radar-based Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) which serves as a safety reminder for all rear passengers after ignition shutdown.
The all-new SANTA FE is incredibly well equipped a host of driving assistance technologies and safety features that reduce user involvement and provide and comfortable and confident driving experience regardless of your choice of journey.
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist delivers warnings and activates emergency braking upon the detection of braking vehicles ahead or identification of a potential forward collision. Lane Follow Assist utilises a windshield camera to detect instances of vehicle drifting which provides gentle and subtle steering to realign to vehicle in the centre of the lane.
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) gauges the driver's attentiveness and will alert when required. Smart Cruise Control helps maintain a safe speed whilst taking curves on a motorway; Highway Driving Assist features in the SANTA FE and adjusts speed and distance from the vehicle ahead and assists with lane changes on a motorway.
Other driver assistance and safety features in the SANTA FE encompass Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Rear View Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Front/Rear Parking Distance Warning, Surround View Monitor, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and Safe Exit Assist.