2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Unveiled Globally, Features A Futuristic Face To Rival Skoda Kodiaq

by Kshitij Rawat | 05/06/2020
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Check out the new Hyundai Santa Fe facelift (Model Year 2021). The new SUV gets aesthetic updates as well as plenty of other change.

Hyundai has recently unveiled the new Santa Fe (facelift) model. Although marketed as a mid-life refresh for the fourth-generation model, the SUV receives new underpinnings, with a promise of better performance, handling, and safety, along with better features and equipment as well.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe front angle

The biggest change seen in the car is in the aesthetics. The front fascia of the car now features a new headlamp design. The vertically split unit has a T-shaped LED DRLs. The LEDs continue down into the lower portion of the headlights, which is neatly integrated into the grille and gets two projector lights and LED indicators. Even the grille design is quite unique with a fish-scale pattern. The taillights are also new, joined together by a red stripe. The 20-inch alloy wheels are also new, diamond-cut with a star-shaped design. The car also gets redesigned skid plates and a new reflector on the rear bumper.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe rear three quarter

There are to engine options available on the Hyundai Santa Fe. The base version is powered by a 2.4-litre, inline-4, naturally aspirated petrol engine, capable of producing a maximum power of 187 PS. The premium variants get a 2.4-litre, inline-4, turbo-petrol unit under the hood. This powerplant can generate 238 PS of maximum power. Transmission options are limited to an 8-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The SUV is available in both Front-Wheel-Drive as well as Four-Wheel-Drive formats.

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The 2021 Hyundai Creta also features a Terrain Mode selector with three options- Snow, Rain, and Mud. Apart from that, you also get four driving modes- Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Smart. The gear shift lever has been removed from the centre console, replaced by additional cubby holes. The biggest highlight of the interior, however, is the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument console. Also, the entire cabin will now be covered in soft-touch materials.

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Hyundai Santa Fe was previously available in India in its second- and third-generation avatar. Sadly, it was discontinued in 2017 due to poor demand from customers. The Santa Fe was the only Hyundai sold in India to have a 7-seater configuration. That might change, however, if the company decides to bring in the 7-seater Hyundai Creta to our market.

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