A fresh front end and some new interior details give the Hyundai Santa Fe a new feel

Hyundai has unveiled the 2021 Santa Fe, featuring a number of design changes from the previous version. 

The grille takes on a new shape as a stretched octagon. It is wider and detailed with a delicate 3D pattern that resembles a linked chain. The bottom of the grille is underlined with a strip of chrome which also separates it from the lower air intake. This is also wider and spans the length of the grille. 

The headlamps meet the sides of the grille, and are split by two verticle LED strips that make up the lower section of the distinctive T-shaped signature. The upper part of the T-shape has its own section above the main lamps, and slices across the top section of the front end to finish above the wheels. 

Body work is punctuated by sharp lines that are similar to those on the previous Santa Fe. The most prevalent runs from the front LEDs to the rear lamps, providing the SUV with its chunky stance. The rear lamps are wider and more substantial. 

The layout of the interior is almost identical to the previous Santa Fe, but a closer look shows some significant changes. A new centre console is raised and floats, with the hope of creating a more spacious feel for the front seats. It is quite busy with lots of buttons and switches, including a rotary control and drive settings. There is also a new 10.25-inch touchscreen astride the centre of the dash, as well as new ambient lighting. 

There is also a Calligraphy Trim available as a premium offering, with various interior features such as quilted Nappa leather seats and expanded ambient lighting. It also has a colour heads-up display (HUD).