The new Hyundai Santa Fe is to be unveiled at next month’s New York Auto Show. With this upcoming vehicle garnering significant attention on auto websites and automobile publications, Hyundai have gone ahead and revealed all about its new offering.
According to an official twitter feed, the CUV will have sharper lines on the body. The new styling that gives the Santa Fe a visually stunning look has been termed by Hyundai as Storm Edge. The Korean auto maker has said that the baroque sculpture theme used on the new Santa Fe is fluidic as is with its entire line of vehicles.
From images that have surfaced on various platforms on the internet, front and sides of the car look visually stunning. The sloped design aesthetically blends with the rear and front design of the CUV. Although rumors about the upcoming Santa Fe using a long wheelbase have come alive, Hyundai officials have remained tight lipped in regard with the launch of the 2013 Santa Fe.
yundai Motor Unveils Teaser Images Of All-New Santa Fe
– First images of the third-generation Santa Fe
– All-new Santa Fe embodies “Storm Edge” design concept, hinting at Hyundai’s future SUV designs
Hyundai Motor Co., one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing automakers, today unveiled exterior teaser images of the all-new Santa Fe, which had been known by its code name DM in Korea. The all-new Santa Fe will have its world premiere at the New York International Auto Show in early April.
Hyundai will keep the name “Santa Fe” for the new vehicle, continuing the solid brand heritage of the automaker’s most representative SUV model. The all-new Santa Fe, which is entering its third generation, has reached worldwide cumulative sales of about 2.56 million units (Korea: 680,000 / overseas: 1.95 million) since its 2000 debut.
Based on Hyundai’s design philosophy, Fluidic Sculpture, the new Santa Fe adopts its own design concept called “Storm Edge,” which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm.
The third-generation Santa Fe features sophisticated and refined lines, which are in harmony with bold and voluminous surfaces, completing a more aggressive and classic look than its predecessor.
The design adopts the hexagonal grille – a key design cue of the Hyundai family look – a two-tone voluminous bottom car body and wider front and rear bumpers, creating a futuristic and urban-style SUV image.
Dynamic side character lines give a more aerodynamic feeling, while emotional details expressed on the exterior design deliver a premium image, suggesting a new design direction for Hyundai’s next-generation SUVs.
The all-new Santa Fe, whose core product concepts are “Refinement,” “Smartness” and “Practicality, ” is expected to be a hit in the global SUV market, offering the best value to customers in every aspect, with its differentiated design, cutting-edge technologies, good fuel economy and practical use of space.
About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor — which has six manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including the U.S., China, India, Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic — sold 4.06 million vehicles globally in 2011. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at www.hyundai.com.