Hyundai's fifth-generation Santa Fe will offer a more spacious interior, new convenience and safety technology and wildly different styling when it goes on sale in the first half of 2024. While it seems to have more of everything, glaringly absent for Canadian and U.S. customers is a plug-in variant to complement gasoline and hybrid counterparts.
The automaker revealed the midsize crossover in Santa Fe, N.M., late last month ahead of its North American debut at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Last year in the United States, the Santa Fe was Hyundai's No. 2 seller behind the Tucson, and has dropped to No. 3 this year behind the Tucson and Elantra, though sales are up 6.4 per cent to 71,754 through July.
North of the border in 2022, it was Hyundai's No. 4 seller, behind the Elantra, Tucson and Venue. Midway through this year, it's No. 3, having passed the Venue. It's sales are up eight per cent to 6,305.