Images of the fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe have been leaked on a Korean website, ahead of an expected reveal on 7 February.
The image of the front shows the two-tier headlight design featuring slim upper daytime running lights and bigger main light units lower down. There’s also the cascading grille, chrome treatment, along with prominent squared-off wheel arches and new alloy wheels.
Inside, the design of the cabin takes after both the smaller Kona and the larger i30 with a three-tier dashboard – with the floating infotainment display and minimalistic approach to buttons on the centre stack.
The article also claims that the Santa Fe will debut with a complete range of driver assistance systems, including lane departure warning, lane keep assist and the rear cross-traffic alert system that automatically applies the brakes when danger is detected during a reversing operation.
The Duan article reveals a three-tier engine range – a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, and a 2.0-litre turbo petrol. No output figures have been released just yet but an eight-speed automatic transmission will be used.
We can expect both five- and seven-seat versions with a selection of front or all-wheel-drive.
According to another source, Paul Tan, Hyundai claims the Sante Fe has the “best-in-class legroom for the second row, while third-row headroom has also been increased and a one-touch seat folding function will also be available to increase boot space if needed.”
We look forward to getting more details from the official reveal.