Hyundai Motor Co., one of the world’s
largest and fastest-growing automakers, today unveiled exterior teaser
images of the all-new Santa Fe, which had been known by its code name DM
in Korea. The all-new Santa Fe will have its world premiere at the New
York International Auto Show in early April.
Hyundai will keep the name “Santa Fe” for
the new vehicle, continuing the solid brand heritage of the automaker’s
most representative SUV model. The all-new Santa Fe, which is entering
its third generation, has reached worldwide cumulative sales of about
2.56 million units (Korea: 680,000 / overseas: 1.95 million) since its
Based on Hyundai’s
design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture, the new Santa Fe adopts its own
design concept called “Storm Edge,” which captures the strong and
dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm.
The third-generation Santa Fe
features sophisticated and
refined lines, which are in
harmony with bold and voluminous
surfaces, completing a more
aggressive and classic look than
The design adopts the hexagonal grille
– a key design cue of the Hyundai family look – a two-tone voluminous
bottom car body and wider front and rear bumpers, creating a futuristic
and urban-style SUV image.
Dynamic side character lines give a
more aerodynamic feeling, while emotional details expressed on the
exterior design deliver a premium image, suggesting a new design
direction for Hyundai’s next-generation SUVs.
The all-new Santa Fe, whose core
product concepts are “Refinement,” “Smartness” and “Practicality”, is
expected to be a hit in the global SUV market, offering the best value
to customers in every aspect, with its differentiated design,
cutting-edge technologies, good fuel economy and practical use of space.