Dressed-up Hyundai Santa Fe looks snazzy with a cheese grater grille

Updated Sep 30, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

It will be tagged with the N badge alongside the i30 and Veloster.

Needless to say, the N performance package definitely does wonders for Hyundai vehicles. Just look at the N versions of the i30 and the Veloster. By the end of 2020, the Korean automaker will be adding its crossover, the Hyundai Santa Fe, to the N family, and here’s everything we know so far.

Santa Fe's new cheese grater grille design

Santa Fe's new cheese grater grille design

One of the biggest features the new Santa Fe N possesses is its new N performance “cheese grater” grille. It consists of vertical bars and Sahara Beige accents which can also be found on the Genesis G80. The front radiator grille is finished in black and the rear bumper is sharply redesigned.

Other exterior features included in the N performance package are a rear spoiler, distinct N 21-inch wheels, N performance brakes, carbon diffuser, fender flare and sidestep, bonnet carbon garnish, and side mirror carbon cover.

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Side and back profile of the new Santa Fe

It comes with the largest wheels in the South Korean SUV market

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Inside, the Santa Fe N performance package uses two main materials, namely Alcantara and carbon fiber. The Alcantara is used for the N sport seat and dashboard. While carbon fiber accents can be seen at the steering wheel, center console, door trim, the back of the one-row seat, and the N sport seat too.

Powering the new Santa Fe N is a smart stream G2.5 T-GDI engine that will be available in the second half of 2020. It produces 290 hp and 419 Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). In the future, a 1.6T-based hybrid with a total output of 230 hp will be added.

The Santa Fe N performance package will be available later this year. Do you like the N version of the Hyundai Santa Fe? If you do, you’ll have to wait for future updates since as of this writing, the Korean automaker has yet to announce if the Santa Fe N will be marketed outside of South Korea. Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.

Interior view of the new Santa Fe N

Interior view of the new Santa Fe N

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Know more about Hyundai Santa Fe 2023

Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe is a seven-seater midsize crossover. It assumes a front-engine, front-wheel drive layout. Locally, the new Santa Fe’s sole variant is the GLS 2.2R CRDi DCT, which is priced at Php 2,420,000.

Size-wise, the Philippine-spec Santa Fe is 4,785mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,710mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,765mm, and a ground clearance of 176mm.

Under the hood of the Hyundai Santa Fe is a 2.2-liter turbodiesel mill that can produce up to 200 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. The said engine is then paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

Locally, the Hyundai Santa Fe competes against the likes of the Chery Tiggo 8 Pro, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-8, Jeep Cherokee, etc.

₱ 2,158,000 - ₱ 2,538,000

Rex Sanchez

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