A new currently-built Hyundai SUV, which will sit above the Santa Fe, has been spotted testing so far. Except for official information, the new car in the spy shots seems to offer up to 8 seats, one more than the Santa Fe which is available in five or seven-seat configurations.
The new currently-built Hyundai SUV will sit above the Santa Fe
As shown in the photos, the new unnamed 8-seat Hyundai SUV boasts a pretty enormous size and is inspired by current hot models like the Kona and Santa Fe. Although the vehicle is well camouflaged, slim headlights are still spotted flanking an alleged trapezoidal-patterned grille with wavy-styled mesh.
Slim headlights are still spotted flanking an alleged trapezoidal-patterned grille with wavy-styled mesh
The rear is also heavily disguised with fake body panels and wraps, making it hard to predict the real shape of the rear. Outwardly, it looks quite spacious to well serve passengers at the rear and provide a vast cargo space.
Under the hood, the new 8-seater is expected to be powered by a turbocharged petrol mill in order to load all that ponderosity.
The rear is also disguised with fake body panels and wraps, making it hard to predict the real shape of the rear
The new 8-seater is expected to be powered by a turbocharged petrol mill
Latest car news from the Korean car manufacturer also suggests that an all-new full-size SUV bigger than most of SUVs in the market will be launched in the US market. At launch, it can be offered with 7 or 8 seats and will take the fight to the Subaru Ascent which measures a 2,890 mm wheelbase.
Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.
As the new Hyundai SUV makes its debut, its strongest competitor will be the Subaru Ascent
Know more about Hyundai
In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.
The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.
Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country.