02.07.2018 Press information

The All-New Hyundai Santa Fe - Design

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The exterior design of the All-New Hyundai Santa Fe is characterised by a powerful wide stance and a prestigious, majesticlook reinforcing the car’s status at the top of Hyundai’s SUV line-up.

A bold and premium design made in Europe and celebrated worldwide.

Exterior Design

The Santa Fe’s front adopts the Hyundai’s new SUV family which enhances the car’s expressive and more adult-looking appearance as well as its strong and robust character. The Santa Fe face introduces the Cascading Grille that is complemented by the Composite Light – a design comprising slim LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) positioned on top of the LED headlights. Also, the sculpted garnish that connects the DRL with the front grille emphasises the width and powerful stance. In this way, it adds a lot of character to the car’s front making it more imposing than the predecessor, the third generation Santa Fe. To underline the majestic look, the A-Pillar has been pulled back to achieve a longer bonnet.

To create the confident, muscular stance at the car’s side, the Santa Fe features pronounced fender surrounding dynamic wheel arches. Its slimmer synthetic surroundings and the rich surfaces and volumes contribute to the high-quality look. The dynamic character of the car’s side is further enhanced by a sleek roof line creating the impression of stability. The full-length character line running from the headlights to the taillights forms a fluid design and again adds stability and elegance.

The rear creates a confident stance with a striking bumper design and unique tail lights. For a simple and clean rear lamp design, the upper rear lamp is made of LED and indicator reversing light and fog lights are  integrated in the rear bumper. The character line that pronounces the rear fender is directly flowing into the corner of the back light, giving the car maximum width. The chrome element at the bottom of the doors continues to the rear bumper, emphasising the more defined SUV profile of Santa Fe. Additionally customer can choose one out of ten distinctive exterior colours to personalise their car. The colour palette consists of:  Horizon Red, Magma Red, White Cream, Typhoon Silver, Wild Explorer, Earthy Bronze, Rain Forest, Magnetic Force, Phantom Black and Stormy Sea.

The exterior dimensions make the All-New Santa Fe appear even more prominent. With a length of 4,770 mm and a width of 1,890 mm and a longer wheelbase of 2,765 mm, the Santa Fe has an even stronger stance on the road and provides more comfort for its passengers.

Interior Design

The Santa Fe has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture. As more high-technology components became part of the interior environment, the interior design impresses with warm colours and natural-inspired pattern to nicely balance between comfort and convenience. The result is almost a dual cockpit layout maximising both functionality and aesthetics. The slim upper section overlooks the flush and soft mid-section, accented with decorative stitching. The lower section houses additional storage space in an open slot inspired by the shape of a breaking wave.

The interior takes up the premium design theme of the Santa Fe. Customers have the option to chose from four different interior colours. The elegant one-tone Black is garnished in a tactile metallic pattern whereas the two-tone Dark Beige comes with a cross metallic pattern. They can both be combined with a grey or beige coloured headliner. In contrast, the two-tone Grey appears in stone optic. The three colour options all are available in textile or as an option in leather. The Burgundy interior color is available with an engineered wooden garnish, in leather and with a black headliner in suede.

The embossed texture on the door speakers and the seat embroidery are reminiscent of a stylised mountain range. To create the unique and premium experience inside the All-New Santa Fe, the technical pattern contrasts against handcrafted quilting, which is rich in shape and texture.

For optimised visibility the floating type touchscreen is set high. The stunning relationship between design and functionality combines high quality with a horizontal and roomy layout and enhanced visibility. The visibility to the rear is improved by the larger rear quarter glass (plus 41 per cent) and higher second- and third-row openness.

Drivers and front passengers will enjoy the support of the electric extendable seat cushions offering ten different positions. The All-New Santa Fe also increases comfort on short and long trips for passengers in the second and third row – even for adults. In the second row, legroom is increased by 38 mm and the seat is 18 mm higher. The new one-touch walk into the third row eases passenger access to third row seats. Headroom in the third row has been improved by 22 mm.

Luggage capacity is increased by 40 litres to 625 litres (VDA) offering flexibility for everyday needs.


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