All-new 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe revealed in Los Angeles

A 2.5L turbo engine with 277 HP
is standard; hybrid to be offered


(November 17, 2023) LOS ANGELES — Hyundai revealed the all-new 2024 Santa Fe to North American media at AutoMobility LA with an "Open for More" development concept centered around its new, wider liftgate opening and spacious interior. Santa Fe’s wide liftgate seamlessly connects its interior with the outside environment, expanding passengers’ everyday experiences.

The liftgate area, once exclusively a storage space, now expands its use to a terrace-like function to effortlessly enjoy the outdoor environment surrounding the vehicle. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, LLC (HMMA) has designated $190 million dollars of new investment for tooling and equipment upgrades to prepare for production of the all-new fifth-generation Santa Fe. The 2024 Santa Fe 2.5T model goes on sale in March, with the Hybrid model on sale in spring.

The Santa Fe is available with two powertrain options. The standard powertrain is a 2.5-liter direct-injected, turbocharged engine (Theta III engine family) mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with an estimated output of 277 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm and estimated torque of 311 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 – 4,000 rpm.

For eco-focused buyers, a 1.6-liter direct-injected, turbocharged hybrid (Gamma III engine family) linked with a six-speed automatic transmission provides an estimated combined engine and motor output of 232 horsepower and estimated torque of 271 lb.-ft.

Santa Fe enhances its city-friendly, adventure-ready appeal with a generous, terrace-like living space created by its new, longer wheelbase and larger liftgate opening. The longer wheelbase also allows the new model to offer standard third-row seating comfort without compromising overall roominess.

“The original Santa Fe was our very first SUV in the U.S. more than two decades ago,” said José Muñoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America. “Today, we have a well-recognized and respected portfolio of 14 SUV models that include internal combustion engine, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric models.

With the 2024 Santa Fe, we continue our impressive transformation of the Hyundai brand and the broader SUV landscape. Our newest Santa Fe will attract even more customers with its bold, distinctive design identity, spacious interior design, and unique ability to fuse urban customer lifestyles with the natural outside environment.”

Santa Fe adopts a unique design development strategy, first starting with an enlarged liftgate concept to better facilitate enjoyment of the outdoors, then progressing outward to the exterior design concept. Its efficient, rectangular surfacing and long wheelbase convey a confident road presence, while its strong yet delicately crafted external design cues are suited to both urban and nature-focused settings.

“The all-new Santa Fe is an SUV that finds a perfect balance between city life and the great outdoors, handling everything from busy family itineraries to camping adventures,” said SangYup Lee, executive vice president and head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “With its longer wheelbase, roomy interior and terrace-like tailgate space, the new Santa Fe leans into its SUV strengths to offer more versatility than ever before with a premium customer experience.”

Santa Fe’s front view creates a bold impression with an elevated, level hood line, H-shaped headlamp signature and precision-detailed fenders. Together, the H-shaped headlamps and lower front valance draw inspiration from a new flat-profile Hyundai logo, conveying a bold, distinctive image.

The new, longer wheelbase adds sophistication, with clean side sculpting complemented by a flatter roofline, generous fender volumes, robust wheel arches, shorter front overhang and available 21-inch alloy wheels. From the rear, the wider liftgate opening conveys stability while leveraging simpler, sculptural surfacing details. H-shaped taillamps, like the headlamps, harmonize and complement the front view for a clean, attractive lighting signature from all angles. The new, wide liftgate design is nearly six inches wider than the previous generation Santa Fe.

Santa Fe’s all-new interior complements the exterior themes by emphasizing horizontal and vertical design elements matching the exterior design language. An H-shaped design motif is further applied to the upper instrument panel and air vents, enhancing a sense of openness and cohesive design balance.

The new interior design also benefits from available convenience features, such as a new UV-C sterilization compartment and a dual, wireless charging system (15W) for smartphones for a sophisticated user experience. Santa Fe’s first-in-class Panoramic Curved Display, which encompasses the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and infotainment system, enhances driving visibility while adding a premium ambience.

Leveraging the longer wheelbase, the all-new Santa Fe offers superior interior space for passenger comfort. Fully foldable second- and third-row seats create a terrace-like space at the rear liftgate opening, enabling users to effortlessly enjoy outdoor surroundings. This design concept used lifestyle data to identify consumer interest in the latest outdoor lifestyle trends, such as car camping and gear-intensive outdoor adventures.