Hyundai has been busy rolling out new and rather interestingly-styled products lately, with the most recent being the 2023 Palisade and the high-performance Ioniq 5 N. Now, the South Korean brand continues to update its lineup with the addition of the radically different, uniquely-styled Hyundai Santa Fe, which has just been revealed as a possible competitor to more than one Blue Oval product, it seems.
Like the Ioniq 5, the Hyundai Santa Fe eschews rounded lines for straight ones, giving the new crossover a more rugged and retro-futuristic look in a world full of cookie-cutter models. The boxy appearance is more reminiscent of old school off-road-focused SUVs, though this particular model is obviously centered around providing buyers with something they’re more likely to drive on the pavement rather than off of it.
Hyundai hasn’t provided too many details about the new Santa Fe – including available powertrains and exterior dimensions – but did note that it rides on a longer wheelbase than the current model, and it will also be available with a third row. This is notable because the current Santa Fe is only available with two-row seating – making it a Ford Edge competitor – while the addition of a third-row, coupled with an increase in size, could make it more of a Ford Explorer foe, which itself is set to receive a refresh for 2024.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe also gets a totally new interior that’s more upscale looking than the current model and equipped with dual 12.3-inch screens, two wireless charging pads, and available Nappa leather. Otherwise, we’re still awaiting a number of important details regarding the heavily revamped crossover, including pricing, but we’ll know much more when it’s fully revealed next month ahead of its on-sale date in late 2023.