Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai unveils images of new Santa Fe
12 March 2012 | Hyundai Motor Co. 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 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 an urban-style SUV image.