Check out 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe’s gorgeous design in the metal

Updated Jun 07, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The 2021 Santa Fe looks more striking when viewed up close and in the metal.

We were captivated at how the 2021 Santa Fe looks like when Hyundai revealed it last month. You just can’t help but notice the Santa Fe’s new fascia, which looks bolder, more aggressive, and sharper. It is as if the 2021 Santa Fe is ready to strike its segment rivals.

Hyundai’s midsize SUV now sports a wider grille, a more muscular bumper, and a new headlight design that is integrated with T-shaped daytime running lights. The fascia of the 2021 Santa Fe shares similarities to its bigger sibling, the Palisade. As such, we find the Santa Fe’s front end to be bolder and more composed as compared to its predecessor.  

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe looks good in white

The sharp styling cues can also be seen at the Santa Fe’s side and rear. Fitted with a set of sleek 20-inch wheels and equipped with distinctive taillights, this Santa Fe can be mistaken as a Euro SUV. It looks great when you look at the vehicle’s press photos, but it’s more awesome when the latest Hyundai Santa Fe model is seen in metal. 

Good thing, a YouTube video from Asian Petrolhead’s channel gives us the chance to see the 2021 Santa Fe in the metal. The video was shot in Hyundai Motor Studio in Goyang, Korea, and the host gives a walkthrough of the essential things the Santa Fe can offer. Check out the video below.     

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In addition, Hyundai has also revealed the Santa Fe’s new engine options, which includes two hybrid drivetrains, and a diesel power unit.

The first among the bunch is the new 1.6-liter T-GDi turbocharged gasoline ‘Smartstream’ engine that is integrated with a 44.2 kW electric motor, drawing power from a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This power unit setup delivers an output of 227 hp and 350 Nm of torque.


The second option comes with the same engine size but has a larger 66.9 kW electric motor, drawing its power from a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This power unit delivers 261 hp and 350 Nm of torque.   

Lastly, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe can be equipped with a 2.2-liter ‘Smartstream’ diesel engine that generates 199 hp and 440 Nm of torque. 

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe engine

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe also gets an engine update

We have yet to hear from Hyundai Philippines as to when the new Santa Fe will debut in the market. Considering the country’s current situation, we hope that we can see the 2021 Santa Fe soon.  

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Know more about Hyundai Santa Fe 2024

Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe is a five-door seven-seater mid-size crossover SUV. In the Philippine market, its three available variants are the entry-level GLS 2WD, the GLS AWD, and the top-spec Calligraphy AWD. These are priced at Php 2,410,000, Php 2,540,000, and Php 3,100,000 respectively. 

Propelling the Santa Fe are two powertrains. For the Calligraphy, it gets a 2.5-liter turbocharged Smartstream gasoline engine that can output 277 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque. The GLS trims meanwhile, get a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter Smartstream gasoline mill that puts out 191 hp and 246 Nm of torque.

Both GLS trims use an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the top-spec Calligraphy variant uses an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The GLS is available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive (AWD), while the Calligraphy is exclusively AWD. 

Size-wise, the GLS trims are 4,830mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,770mm in height. The Calligraphy has the same length and width, but it is slightly taller at 1,780mm. 

Locally, the Hyundai Santa Fe competes against the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Subaru Evoltis, GAC GS8, and Ford Explorer, among others. 

₱ 2,410,000 - ₱ 3,100,000