The Hyundai Santa Fe 4th generation which was launched in early 2018 is expected to live less than originally planned. This year, the company will launch a brand-new Santa Fe to regain its popularity in key markets. What we know about the Hyundai Santa Fe 2024, is expected to be offered in hybrid and plug-in electric hybrid versions.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Review
Hyundai has given the fourth-gen Santa Fe an extensive facelift. Most automakers do this, often with changes in the lifecycle. Even this extreme measure didn’t seem to work and Hyundai decided to replace its current model with the new generation model sooner than planned.
The fifth-generation Santa Fe, codenamed Hyundai MX5, will be positioned differently. According to a KCB report from April 2022, Hyundai confirmed that the new Santa Fe would be a large SUV and not a semi-large car like the current model. The Santa Fe will be a large SUV (specified in the U.S. at 188.4 inches). The next generation will be bigger, further separating it from the Tucson (182.3 in. U.S. standard length). This would mean that the Palisade, which is a 196.1-inch vehicle (U.S. standard length), would be a direct competitor. ).
The S.Korean channel bbeongtaegiTV uploaded a video on August 17, 2022, containing the very first spy photos of the new Santa Fe. The video confirmed that the next-generation Santa Fe will be a completely different model from the current SUV.
The heavily camouflaged model looks boxier, and it has more traditional SUV styling cues. The roofline looks straighter and the rear windows look squarer, reminiscent of Land Rover’s Defender & Discovery 4. Roof rails are also regular, not flush-fitted. The Fisker Ocean F5 AirGlider’s seven-spoke wheels are similar. Recent spy photos from Korea show the same wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion tires 255/45 R20. These images also reveal a less EV-like, but aerodynamically-focused, five-spoke wheel, as well as a larger, luxury SUV-like a multi-spoke wheel, on prototypes.
Spy media has leaked almost the entire interior of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fé, confirming that it is a significant improvement over the current model. The next-generation Santa Fe has a large dashboard that matches the SUV-like boxy exterior. The redesigned steering wheel also reinforces toughness.
The interior of the car is minimalistic and cohesive thanks to the integration of the touchscreen infotainment and digital instrument cluster on a single curved panel. Two wireless charging pads are built into the center console. It has a large area for two smartphones. The gear selector appears to be a column attached to the steering wheel, not a button. On the center console, you can also see two USB Type-C ports and controls for the climate control system.
Hyundai’s 2024 Santa Fe will be the first SUV to feature a touchscreen-based climate control system. The dual central display layout that is typically seen in European luxury vehicles, however, is rapidly falling out of style. Although the dual central display and steering wheel may look like they belong to the Land Rover Discovery’s 2023 Hyundai Grandeur, these elements are inspired by it. The spy photos taken during the SUV’s cold weather tests in Europe appear to show that the seat heating and ventilation controls are located below the main HVAC panel. Surround-view cameras appear on the main touchscreen along with two wireless charging pads.
The 2024 Santa Fe is shown in spy photos and videos with graphics embossed onto the backrest of the seats that mimic the daytime running light features — H-shaped elements on the outer ends connected by a horizontal band. The backrests, headrests, and other shapes remind us of the new model’s more squared-off, traditional exterior. The beige color scheme is already available, but darker versions based on black and brown are also expected. The second-row seats will be more spacious and have a better view of the outside thanks to large windows that appear larger than before. Two cupholders would be available in the rear doors, along with a cushioned seat and door handles finished in a metallic finish. Hyundai, according to an Autopsy post dated February 16, 2023, will offer the Santa Fe next generation in five-, six-, and seven-seater versions worldwide.
Hyundai’s next-generation 2024 Santa Fe could stick with the current model’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems, which are based on a 1.6-liter TGDI-based engine. It is unlikely that these electric powertrains will be completely replaced, even though improvements are certain. Santa Fe’s hybrid and plug-in systems already produce 226 hp, and 261 hp, respectively. The 13.8 kWh of battery power in the plug-in hybrid provides 30 miles EPA-estimated. Hyundai can improve its electric range. The Ioniq 7 is an all-electric, three-row SUV that Hyundai is planning. This is the wave of the future.
Since 2000, all four generations of Santa Fe have been available with diesel engines. According to an exclusive report Maekyung.com published on September 27, 2020, Hyundai does not plan for the next-gen Santa Fe to have diesel power. According to the regional portal, the business case for diesel-powered Santa Fes is getting worse due to declining demand, tighter environmental regulations, and the shrinking price gap between gasoline and Diesel. Customers who are looking for a more fuel-efficient Santa Fe will likely have to opt for the plug-in or hybrid versions.
MPG & Engine
Engine: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. This engine has 191 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at around 25 miles per gal (mpg) for front-wheel-drive (FWD) and 28 mpg for highway models. The combined fuel efficiency for both models is 26 mpg.
The 2.5-liter turbocharged engine produces 277 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy estimates for turbocharged engines are around 22 mpg for FWD, 28 mpg for AWD, 24 mpg for FWD, and 28 mpg for highway.
Hybrid powertrain – The Hyundai Santa Fe’s hybrid powertrain combines a 1.6 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an electrical motor to produce a combined output of 226 horsepower. Fuel economy is estimated to be around 33 mpg for FWD models, 30 mpg for highways, and 32 mpg for combined.
Fuel economy can vary depending on factors such as driving habits, road conditions, and others. Refer to the most recent information provided by Hyundai or the EPA to get the most accurate fuel economy rating for your specific model year.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Release Date & Price
Hyundai confirmed that the new Santa Fe will be unveiled in 2023 but has not given a date. According to a post from Autopsy on February 16, 2023, the Hyundai next-gen SUV will launch in South Korea in July 2023. This would lead us to believe the U.S. release of the new SUV could be in the fall of 2023. The new Santa Fe has been extensively tested in Korea, Europe, and the United States ahead of its mid-2023 debut.
Hyundai hasn’t yet released the pricing for the 2024 Model Year. The Next Hyundai Santa Fe 2020 price is expected to start around $30,000. We will update the article as soon as we can with the latest pricing. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fé is available in five trims: SE, SEL XRT Limited, and Calligraphy. The base trim starts at $29,495 and the top trim is 43,345 dollars. You can now imagine what the price of its new-generation Santa Fe could be.