Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe



The next Santa Fe seems to be one of the very last Hyundai model to be redesigned.
No big surprises here, as it adopts the latest design cues already seen. In an SUV package.

Still, this should end up being quite a contender when it comes out.

Unlike the Sonata, the new Santa Fe is still expected to offer a V6 as an option.

16 comments:

V2020 said...

Veracruz will be the last wont it???

Anonymous said...

Slap an Audi logo on the back and you would never know that it was a Hyundai. I wonder if Kia head designer Peter Schreyer (formerly of VW Audi) is doing some side work for parent company Hyundai considering how successful the new models have been coming out of Kia these days.

Anonymous said...

Veracruz is the last one.

Education Project said...

no Hyundai nabbed a BMW guy, and it is obvious from the headlamps to the power-dome on the hood to the floating headlamps. It looks good minus the grill. It needs a more complex grill to compliment a sub-premium DRG. If Ford can do it, so can Hyundai.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Subaru (hint of Tribeca and Outback) had a hand in this design.

Anonymous said...

What's with the Audi or Acura taillights? In a era where auto makers strive for brand identity through design, you would think a little originality would help. But then again, it's Hyundai, the company who made a name for themselves by biting others designs.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree that, especially from the rear, this could easily double as a Subaru Tribeca replacement. The shape of the rear window and placement of the huge oval badge look identical to the current Tribeca.

Anonymous said...

Interesting> Note the Azera kick-up over the rear wheels. Like the Acura ILX. Its 1965 all over again.

Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure this ISN'T the Veracruz.. looks pretty big to be a Santa Fe, and those taillights are shaped nearly identically to the current one.. even the rear fascia cutline descending from the taillight looks the same. But I'm guessing the next Veracruz will end up with a new name, probably Genesis X.

Anonymous said...

I like the Ford 3 bar grill on it.

Wow! Original.

Hyundai engineering is measure, document, send to South Korea, and copy.

Anonymous said...

huh, no one has said it so i will, Hyundai copies everyone, they have nothing original. The end result is a mishmash of many different ideas that lack cohesiveness and flow.....this is shameful to say the least.

Anonymous said...

Some rumours predict a long-wheelbase version of the new Santa Fe taking the Veracruz's place. But either way the Veracruz is probably toast... it's hard to imagine Hyundai continuing it with such dismal sales.

Anonymous said...

They might keep the Veracruz for the RWD towing capacity and make the next one bigger and more powerful...Like a Tahoe.

But I suspect they will just bag that market.

Anonymous said...

Nothing news breaking. It's like this has already been on the market for several years.

Anonymous said...

"huh, no one has said it so i will, Hyundai copies everyone, they have nothing original."

Hello everyone allow me to introduce myself. My name is jtz. So you guys think only Hyundai is unorignal huh? Will lets begin shall we?

2012 Nissan Versa hatch and Mazda 3 hint exteriors. Buick Lucerne and 2007 Mazda 3 sedan hint tailights.
Acura ZDX and 2011 Mazda 6 hint sides. Chrysler Delta and Nissan Murano hint exteriors. Don't forget the 3 cloned greenhouses of Mazda CX-5, Subaur Impreza hatch and Infinti EX. Tundra, Lancer and VW Iroc hint face.
2009 Hyundai Elantra and Dodge Dart hint sides. Buick Regal and Volvo S60 hint greenhouse. I'm jtz, I bring them alllllll to the kitchen table.

Anonymous said...

jtz, I know former hyundai engineers in United States. They typically leave after they realize the job they took is measuring and figuring out how other cars work then send it back to the headquarters.