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Hyundai Santa Fe 2023: most lifelike render yet shows what new SUV could look like


The Hyundai Santa Fe is due to get a brand new look for its fifth-generation that could look much more muscular and boxy than previous generations  

We’ve already seen spy pics of the new fifth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe, but a new render by Hitekro of the large SUV has surfaced that could closely resemble the finished product. 

According to Korean Car Blog, the next Hyundai Santa Fe is likely to launch in South Korea around August 2023 which means that Australia could see the fifth-gen SUV to launch locally before the end of 2023. 

The next Santa Fe has clearly taken inspiration from cars such as the Land Rover Defender with its boxy, rugged shape and is a clear departure from the more curvaceous fourth-gen Santa Fe. 

Hyundai Sante Fe 2024 rendering. Credit: Hitekro
The fifth-generation Hyundai Sante Fe rendering. Credit: Hitekro

The upcoming Hyundai Santa Fe is set to compete with other large SUVs such as the Toyota Kluger, Nissan Pathfinder and the Kia Sorento

What we know about the next Hyundai Santa Fe

We have seen both renders and spy shots of the next Hyundai Santa Fe, and while most of the car has been completely covered up, we got a glimpse of the new H-pattern daytime running lights

Hybrid, petrol and diesel powertrains are expected to launch within the new Santa Fe, however it is likely that Hyundai will hold off with a fully-electric variant. 

Hyundai Ioniq 7 2024 front end
The first electric Santa fe could be the Hyundai Ioniq 7

As part of the Hyundai Ioniq program, a three-row electric Ioniq 7 is likely to fill the role of an electric Santa Fe. 

Chasing Cars has reported that the Ioniq 7 could cost around $20,000 more than the Santa Fe Highlander diesel variant when it launches. Launch timing is yet to be determined, however it is likely to become available in Australia sometime in 2024. 

What if I want a fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe?

The current fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe is available with either a petrol V6 engine or a turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. 

Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 hero image
The current fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe

The V6 engine produces total outputs of 200kW/331Nm, while the turbo-diesel unit produces 148kW/440Nm

In overseas markets, the current Hyundai Santa Fe is available with a hybrid 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with a maximum power output of 169kW

 A plug-in hybrid is also available outside of Australia, with 194kW/350Nm and a 13.8kWh battery pack. 

Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 H-style DRLs
The fifth-gen Santa Fe spotted on the roads of South Korea

Hyundai Santa Fe 2022: prices in Australia 

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • MPi: $46,050
  • CRDI: $49,550
  • Active MPi: $50,250
  • Active CRDi: $53,750
  • Elite MPi: $56,500
  • Elite CRDi: $ 60,000
  • Highlander MPi: $63,050
  • Highlander CRDi: $66,550