2024 Hyundai Santa Fe: The Earlier Next Gen in the Making

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe will be coming as the next-gen ride, earlier than the planned timeline. The current fourth generation has been around since 2018, and Hyundai believes that it’s due for Santa Fe to get some significant updates. The Santa Fe would also be offered plug-in hybrid and hybrid options for the upcoming model.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Specs
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Specs

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

The new generation would be named Hyundai MX5, the fifth generation (of Santa Fe) with different positions and layouts. The current model is the semi-big SUV, while the upcoming Santa Fe would be a big SUV. It means that Santa Fe would be more significant. Compared to the Tucson (182.3 inches in length), the Santa Fe is longer with 188.4 inches. However, it may also mean that Santa Fe would be competing against its brother model, the Palisade, whose longer length is 196.1 inches.

Design and Layout

There has been a spy shot video of the upcoming Santa Fe. From the video, it’s clear that the fifth gen of Santa Fe would be utterly different from the current model. Although the prototype vehicle is heavily covered, you can tell that it has a somewhat boxier design, along with a more traditional SUV look.

The rear windows look somewhat square (similar to Land Rover Discovery 4 and Defender), and it has a straighter roofline. Roof rails are regular, NOT the flush-fitted kind of unit. The chunky wheels are a five-spoke model that looks similar to AirGlider Fisker Ocean F5 (it has seven-spoke models). There is a possibility of a new brand logo. Rumor has it that the new Santa Fe logo would have a backlighting logo, which somewhat explains the light band and H-shaped DRLs.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The Interior Cabin

The interior cabin of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe would come with a new design and look. The Interspace design (which is implemented in Tucson) would likely inspire Santa Fe. The cabin would be more upscale and visually pleasant. Santa Fe would be more luxurious with multi-layered forms, a sleeker dashboard, a bridge-type center console, and better materials. Details about the upcoming features and the latest news driving technologies will be available soon, probably close to the launch date. Also, expect more extensive infotainment systems, integrated air conditioner vents, and others.

2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Redesign
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Redesign

Powertrain and Performance

Hyundai may keep the current powertrain, including the plug-in hybrid and hybrid powertrains, which include the TGDI unit of 1.6-liter capacity. They are going to make improvements and updates, but a complete replacement for the electrified lineups doesn’t seem possible. The current (hybrid) powertrains can generate 261 hp and 226 hp. The plug-in hybrid’s 13.8 kWh (battery) pack can deliver 30 miles of electric range. If Hyundai considers adding cells to this layout, the number may improve. For more electric options, Hyundai plans on releasing Ioniq 7, which is a three-row SUV with all electric power. This would set the future electric rides from Hyundai.

Price and Release Date

Since Santa Fe is designed to be a solid rival against Subaru Forrester, Chevy Blazer, and Honda Passport, Hyundai needs to be serious about its upcoming development. According to the sources, the fifth-gen of Santa Fe would be available at dealerships in around H2 of 2023. The price may start from about $30,000, while the plug-in hybrids may start from $40,000. We should hear further details soon about the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe.