Designed to make a statement.

Big, bold and beautiful, the SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid is not for the faint of heart. Built to command the road, it also commands a lot of attention. Its wide stance and completely reimagined design will have heads turning.

20 Years of SANTA FE – the evolution of an icon.

Hyundai introduced the first-generation SANTA FE in the year 2000, making us one of the pioneers in the SUV market. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the hugely successful Santa Fe has become an icon for the brand. Take a look back with us at how our first SUV has evolved over the years.
  1. An image of the first generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    First-generation 2000-2006.

    The 1st generation featured a rugged, yet refined look and was substantially longer and wider than many of its rivals, emphasizing its practicality for off-road driving.

  2. An image of the second generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    Second-generation 2006 - 2012.

    The 2nd generation featured more power, more space, and an updated safety system while offering significantly improved handling for a range of driving and weather conditions.

  3. An image of the third generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    Third-generation 2012 - 2018.

    The 3rd-generation offered even greater comfort and quality as well as a new design direction, which consisted of refined lines as well as bold and voluminous surfaces.

  4. An image of the fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    Fourth-generation 2018-present.

    The premium feeling of the 4th generation is underlined by its prestigious appearance, advanced technology, best-in-class safety features, and exceptional roominess.

    Designing the new look – from sketch to the show room.

    At the beginning of the design process, the initial sketches are usually no more than rough drafts drawn with pencils on paper. For the SANTA FE, the design team focused on achieving a calmer, more sophisticated form language. It underlines the wide stance and strength of the new design to achieve harmony and refinement.
    A Hyundai designer drawing the exterior design of the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid SUV.
    A picture of SangYup Lee, the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Hyundai Design Center.
    We modernized the new SANTA FE with premium features and appealing aesthetics that are sure to add value. The bold lines that extend from one side to the other and from front to back give Santa Fe a rugged yet refined look that SUV customers want. Besides, we have added numerous features and functions to create a truly family-focused SUV that is a pleasure to drive.

    - SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Hyundai Design Center -


    A rugged yet refined beauty.

    Bigger, bolder and more distinctive, the SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid has been redesigned from the ground up. Combining rugged SUV looks with sleek sophistication, new design changes inside and out are making a unique statement in the segment.


      The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV showing its new full LED headlamps and bumper.

      Unmistakably brilliant.

      New full LED headlamps are standard equipment and feature unique T-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights that catch the eye in an instant.
      The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV showing its new taillight design.

      Unabashedly confident.

      The new taillight design features horizontally-stretched graphics connected with a red reflector band to visually reinforce the width of the body.

      Bold and distinctive exterior colours.

      Pick your favourite. Personalise your SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid with a choice of 9 exquisite exterior colours, which have been inspired by nature. Three new exterior colours have been added to the range for more style: Glacier White, Taiga Brown, Lagoon Blue.

      The power of choice.


      Premium materials. Bountiful roominess. Top tech.

      Get inside the SANTA FE Plug-in Hybrid's roomy interior and you’ll feel it instantly: More space, more comfort, and more convenience compared to the previous model. Experience a new level of luxury with every component finished in premium soft-touch materials or fine leather. And for the first time in a Hyundai vehicle, the SANTA FE Hybrid also offers an optional Luxury Package for an even more sophisticated feel.
      The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV's premium interior design of the cockpit.

      Floating center console.

      One of the most notable features of the upgraded interior is the “floating” centre console that flows elegantly into the leather-covered crash pad in a smooth curve. Wrapped in soft material and boasting a plethora of high tech features, the new console accentuates the premium feel in the cabin.
      An interior view of the centre console of the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV.

      Cup holder cover.

      In the sleek new centre console, a clever sliding lid lets you cover the second cup holder and USB port access tray for a tidier look.
      The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid SUV and its tray under the centre console.

      Console tray storage.

      The tray underneath the floating centre console provides plenty of easily accessible storage space for personal items.
      1. A picture of the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid's new 12.3" fully digital cluster.

        Dynamic fully digital cluster.

        The premium interior updates are rounded off by a new 12.3" fully digital cluster which is highly customisable.
      2. A picture of the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid's optimally placed 10.25” touch widescreen.

        New 10.25" touchscreen.

        Everything you need, right up on the big screen. The optimally placed 10.25” touch widescreen offers brilliant clarity, easy usability and smartphone mirroring.
      3. A close up image of the button type shift-by-wire inside the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid SUV.

        Button type shift-by-wire.

        Switch between drive, neutral, reverse and park by simply using the buttons conveniently located on the floating centre console.

        Discover just how much this 7-seat SUV can do.