Hyundai’s Santa Fe Gets a Facelift

Hyundai Motor Co. has unveiled its new design for the upcoming Santa Fe, adding features to make the SUV a family adventure vehicle.

The fourth generation of the vehicle has a new look that incorporates the company’s signature headlamp style with a wide front grill, increased width on wheel arches accommodating a 20-inch tire and redesigned taillights complementing the horizontal design theme for the vehicle body.

“The bold lines extend from one side to the other and from front to back give Santa Fe a rugged yet refined look that SUV customers want,” said SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of Hyundai’s Global Design Center. “Besides, we’ve added numerous features and functions to create a truly family-focused SUV that is a pleasure to drive.”

The interior has been redesigned to provide more space, with the center console sitting high, giving the driver and front passenger the feeling of sitting in an armchair. The controls are all centered for ergonomic use. In addition, the Santa Fe now comes with a Terrain Mode selector, which allows the driver to switch between different drive modes, optimizing performance and HTRAC® All-Wheel-Drive settings for a variety of driving situations.

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The Santa Fe is manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery. The Santa Fe joined the Sonata and Elantra sedans, which are also made at the plant, along with the engines that power them. HMMA employs approximately 3,000 team members at the 3.2 million-square-foot facility.

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