New spy shots have given us a better look at the front end of the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The last time we saw the all-new Santa Fe, it was wearing a significant amount of camouflage to disguise its totally redesigned bodywork. Engineers have now pulled some of the camo away for hot weather testing, however, with these images showing the Santa Fe’s new Kona-inspired front end. The uniquely shaped grille is flanked by large fog lamps and thin headlights on either side, while a narrow secondary intake lies beneath it.
While this photo set shows the SUV from multiple angles, everything but the front end is hidden by camouflage. Black padding conceals the side profile and the rear entirely, with only the rear taillights and a single exhaust tip poking through the secret-concealing layer.
The 2019 Santa Fe will come in both five- and seven-seat configurations. The former should feature Hyundai’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, while motivation for the latter will likely come via the automaker’s 3.3-liter V6. Diesel engine options should be offered in markets outside of North America.
It’s not clear when the new Santa Fe will arrive, but it doesn’t appear ready for a debut anytime soon, so we’re betting it will arrive sometime in 2018 as a 2019 model year vehicle.
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