Hyundai has unveiled the 2021 Santa Fe SUV in the international market. The updated Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a host of significant design changes and feature updates, over the predecessor.
As it appears, Hyundai has adopted the strategy to update the design of the Santa Fe SUV in the line of Tucson. Like the sibling, Santa Fe too tried to break free from its preceding model in terms of styling in order to become more aggressive and gnarly looking.
There is an all-new wider front grille. The new Santa Fe gets completely new design front and rear lighting setup, new front and rear bumpers along with updated front and rear skid plates. Also, the SUV gets new 20-inch alloy wheels. The 3D grille and T-shaped LED illumination grabs eyeballs instantly and highlight the design shift from its predecessor.
The new Santa Fe SUV gets a horizontal cabin profile with scalloped lower door panels and a long hood. Clearly, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe creates a new and unique visual identity.
Interior and features
Enter the cabin, the new Santa Fe SUV gets a gloating centre console with Nappa leather oozing out a premium feel along with the soft-touch padding all around the cabin. There is a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while the cabin appears more spacious in comparison with the predecessor.
Among the features available inside the cabin include heated and ventilated seats, dual front and rear USB outlets etc. A 630-watt, 12-speaker Harman-Kardon audio system with 11-channel amplifier has upped the premium quotient inside the cabin of the new Hyundai Santa Fe, as the South Korean automaker claims.
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe gets the automaker’s latest SmartSense Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This package includes safety technologies like the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist and Junction-Turning Detection, Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Following Assist, Highway Driving Assist, Blind Spot View Monitor etc
Hyundai didn’t leave any stone unturned in making the SUV appealing. Hence, the powertrain too comes with more offering. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe gets a hybrid propulsion system, which is a first for any Hyundai SUV.
The SUV gets an all-new top-of-the-line Calligraphy trim, which gets a more powerful 2.5-litre turbocharged engine. Also, there are a Smartstream 2.5-liter direct-injected (DI) and a multi-point injected (MPI) four-cylinder engine on offer. The engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.