The Hyundai Santa Fe may soon be all-new for the 2019 model year. Our spies were scouting outside Hyundai's development center in Germany when they were able to spot the heavily-camouflaged prototype.
From the looks of things, it appears the new Santa Fe will adopt the same front fascia of the upcoming Kona B-segment crossover. It gets a pair of thin LED daytime running lights, along with what looks like a large grill reminscent of the Elantra GT. The headlights are located down below and could come with HID or LED lighting as standard.
A new set of alloy wheels, along with 4-wheel disc brakes are also seen on the prototype Santa Fe. From its side, it appears the all-new Santa Fe will be slightly longer compared to the current generation. There is not much to see at the back of the Santa Fe except for the thin LED taillights and dual exhaust pipes.
The current Santa Fe is available both as a 5-seater and as a 7-seater if one opts for the long-wheelbase (LWB) version. Judging from the photos taken by our spies, it's not too far off that Hyundai may offer two versions of the new-generation crossover still.
A range of gasoline- and diesel-powered engines are expected to be available in the 2018 Santa Fe, along with the added option of having it with all-wheel-drive (AWD). There may also be a plug-in hybrid version in the works.
The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe could arrive in showrooms near the end of 2018.