Hyundai tore the wraps off of the updated 2021 Santa Fe crossover SUV in early June. However, that was the worldwide mannequin. Because of the sharp sights of a MotorTrend reader, although, we’re lastly capable of get our first take a look at the North American-spec model of the up to date Hyundai mannequin.
Predictably, our model of the South Korean brand’s crossover SUV seems to be virtually equivalent to the 2021 Santa Fe the corporate already unveiled overseas. This consists of the mannequin’s new mug, which features a large grille bookended by new headlights with built-in LED daytime operating lights that seem to attach with a set of lamps positioned close to the bottom of the crossover’s hood.
These with eager eyes, nevertheless, will discover a handful of small alterations to this preproduction 2021 Santa Fe noticed round Palm Springs, California. Notably, this white crossover sports activities amber facet reflectors on the corners of its higher lamps—a North American market-specific characteristic.
That is not the one distinction, although, as this early-build 2021 Santa Fe additionally wears a set of 10-spoke wheels the corporate barely highlighted in its images of the South Korean-spec mannequin. Alas, the reader who took these photos was unable to snag a pic of the reworked Santa Fe’s revised inside. However, we anticipate the U.S. mannequin to hold over its Korean counterpart’s cabin, which features a new push-button shift-by-wire gear selector, an obtainable 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a big drive mode knob on the middle stack.
Search for the up to date 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe to succeed in sellers earlier than yr’s finish. By then we should know somewhat bit extra in regards to the up to date crossover, together with if Hyundai plans to deliver the mannequin’s newly obtainable gasoline-electric hybrid powertrains to our shores.