SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) — Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s biggest carmaker by sales, disclosed the look of its all-new Santa Fe SUV on Tuesday in advance of its global debut in August.
The fifth-generation Santa Fe is a full change model from the fourth-generation one released in 2018. It features a maximized rear cargo capacity that meets the latest outdoor lifestyle trends, the company said in a statement.
“The all-new Santa Fe is an SUV that finds a perfect balance between the city and the great outdoors,” said Lee Sang-yup, executive vice president and head of Hyundai’s global design center.
“With its longer wheelbase, roomy interior and terrace-like tailgate space, the new Santa Fe leans into its SUV strengths to offer a premium customer experience.”
H-shaped headlamps harmonize with the H-motif front bumper design and H-shaped taillights. The H-shaped elements reinterpret Hyundai’s ‘H’ emblem, the statement said.
The interior design emphasizes horizontal and vertical lines, with an H-motif design also applied to the dashboard and air vents to create a unique sensibility. The fully foldable second- and third-row seats provide “class-leading” interior space, it said.
The manufacturer of Sonata sedans and Palisade SUVs plans to introduce the new Santa Fe in the domestic market during the third quarter, a company spokesman said.
Santa Fes assembled in Korea are for domestic sales and exports, while Santa Fes for U.S. sales are to be produced at Hyundai’s Alabama plant, he said.
Hyundai will reveal Santa Fe’s prices and other details at a later date, it said.