13 Oct 2020: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe unveiled with updated design and features
South Korean automaker Hyundai has showcased its 2021 Santa Fe SUV in the international market.
As for the highlights, the premium model has an updated design featuring a new 3D grille, a hi-tech, premium cabin, and the company's latest SmartSense advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). It is offered with a choice of petrol and hybrid powertrains.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: At a glance
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has an eye-catching look, featuring a refreshed 3D honeycomb mesh grille, new bumpers and skid plates, a muscular bonnet, as well as sleek headlamps with T-shaped LED DRLs. It also gets a well-defined hood with character lines.
On the sides, the SUV is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and updated 20-inch alloy wheels.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has a spacious cabin with heated seats covered in Nappa leather, four USB ports, and a 12-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system.
The SUV packs a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options.
For safety, it offers multiple airbags, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist, lane-following assist, and a blind-spot view monitor, among others.
Engine: Power and performance
The Santa Fe is offered in three engine options. The 2.5-liter petrol mill makes 191hp/245.4Nm while the 2.5-liter turbo-petrol unit churns out 277hp/421.6Nm.
There is also a hybrid powertrain on offer that combines a 178hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with a 59hp electric motor, to deliver a combined output of 225hp.
Transmission choices available on the SUV include a 6-speed or an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Fact: How much does it cost?
No details related to the pricing and availability of the next-generation Santa Fe in India are currently available. However, the premium SUV is expected to sport a price-tag of around Rs. 27 lakh, if and when it arrives to our shores.