Designed to make a statement.

Big, bold and beautiful, the SANTA FE is not for the faint hearted. Built to command the road, it also commands a lot of attention. Its wide stance and distinctive 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 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 artfully combines a rugged presence with sleek sophistication making a unique statement in the large SUV segment.


      The Hyundai Santa Fe 7 seat SUV showing its full LED headlamps.

      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 7 seat SUV showing its taillight design.

      Unabashedly confident.

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


      More space, more comfort, high luxury.

      Get inside the SANTA FE’s roomy interior and you’ll feel it instantly: More space, more comfort, and more convenience. Experience a high level of luxury with every component finished in premium soft-touch materials or fine leather.
      A picture of the new Hyundai Santa Fe's premium interior design.

      Floating centre 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 console accentuates the premium feel in the cabin.
      1. A picture of the Hyundai Santa Fe's new 12.3" fully digital cluster.

        Dynamic fully digital cluster.

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

        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 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.
        An interior view of the Hyundai Santa Fe 7 seat SUV showing the 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.

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