The new redesigned 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe has been unveiled with a fresh and distinctive appearance, surprisingly setting it apart from other Hyundai models. As the fifth generation of the Santa Fe, this midsize SUV retains its classification while now offering three-row seating, positioning it just below the Palisade three-row SUV in Hyundai’s lineup.
While specific mechanical details are still under wraps, it is common for Hyundai to initially provide a visual reveal, with a technical reveal expected at a later date. The new Santa Fe showcases a square-shaped design, featuring double-H pixelated headlight details and an H-shaped front fascia, with the H-shape extending to the rear light clusters, which seem to take a small page from vehicles like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.
Furthermore, the new Santa Fe boasts 21-inch alloy wheels, although it is likely that these will only be available on the topmost trim levels. The boxy design cues continue throughout the vehicle, including angular wheel arches and a boxy side profile, which Hyundai claims not only give it a distinct silhouette but also provide best-in-class utility.
While the exact cargo space has not been disclosed, it is worth noting that the Santa Fe has once again adopted a three-row configuration, reverting to its previous setup after the last generation made room for the Palisade. The new Santa Fe has increased in size, which may pose a challenge to Palisade sales. To optimize cargo capacity when the seats are not in use, both the second and third rows can be conveniently folded.
SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center, expressed his enthusiasm for the new Santa Fe, saying, “With its longer wheelbase, roomy interior, and terrace-like tailgate space, the new Santa Fe leans into its SUV strengths to offer more versatility than ever before as well as a premium customer experience.”
The newly redesigned 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe emerges as a visually striking and utility-focused SUV, with its distinctive design elements and the reintroduction of three-row seating that make shake up the segment. Hyundai enthusiasts and prospective buyers can look forward to the forthcoming technical reveal, which will shed light on the mechanical aspects.