The first revealing pictures of the new generation Hyundai Santa Fe leak to the web ahead of the car’s debut at New York Auto Show.
These pictures, which appear to be taken inside the factory, clearly shows the main features of the new Santa Fe’s (ix45) design. Some of it are familiar, such as the side profile which is similar to the ix55, but most of it is new.
The Santa fe gets the same signature hexagonal grille as the rest of Hyundai’s range , but with bolder chrome bars to give it a more muscular look. The shape of the front bumper with the LEDs and underbody protection parts are also very interesting.
The new headlights look similar to that of the new Genesis Coupe and Veloster, but then it’s the common look of all new Hyundais. We particularly like the taillights, and the dual exhausts. They are just so nice!
All in all, the new Santa Fe has a much better design that the car it replaces. Hopefully, improvements are more than skin deep, not that the current Santa is a bad SUV, but there’s room improvement, especially in terms of fuel economy.