At first glance, the all-new Santa Fe has a wide demeanor thanks to its bulging wheel arches and chiselled hood. On a closer look, the 3D image shows Hyundai’s new cascading grille (goodbye hexagon), complemented by a pair of sharp headlights and daytime running lights (DRLs).
Deep lines that run through its side profile provide more character compared to its rounded predecessor. Meanwhile, slimmer taillights, larger skid plate, and a dual exhaust can be seen on its rear.
The all-new Santa Fe looks wonderful in the 3D rendering, but we can’t help but notice a few subtle changes to Hyundai’s recent teaser of the SUV. For example, the roofline slopes further down the rear compared to the teaser image. In addition, the taillights look shorter and its wheel arches have less character lines.
These changes lead us to question if we’ll see a less attractive Santa Fe when it makes its official debut in metal at the Geneva International Motor Show this March. Hopefully, Hyundai delivers.