The upcoming 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe has just been revealed and new spy images have just become available. A few weeks ago, the prototype was tested and some changes are made from what we can see. The new model is, first and foremost, refreshed and it looks more aggressive.
Besides, a new hybrid and plug-in hybrid models will eventually be introduced as well. However, we have learned that Hyundai will continue to offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine New engine options are a possibility but we are waiting for Hyundai to make it official.
2023 Santa Fe Spy Shots
Despite the camouflage, some changes are disguised in the current update of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe. However, we don’t expect dramatic changes and most of the updates are minor. The front fascia seems to be refreshed and the cascade grille is larger than before.
Moreover, split-headlight design remains. The bumper will be refreshed and potentially the same color as the rest of the exterior. The Santa Fe SUV receives a new pattern for the taillamps and a restyled bumper provides a slightly more aggressive appearance.
In addition to some minor external changes, the next 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will be fitted with a more premium cabin. However, spy photographers could not snap any interior details. Because of that, we cannot be sure what would change on the inside. We’ve still managed to get some technology upgrade information. For a start, a new infotainment system is available and new upholstery is a possibility as well.
Some of the features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, a tilt/telescopic steering column, and a rearview monitor are still in offer. On the other hand, new USB-C ports are installed. Finally, Santa Fe SUV will gain the latest driver-assistance features. However, all new safety systems are optional in the base trim level.
Hybrid Powertrain is in the Works
The upcoming 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will offer a few engines. First of all, a 2.0-liter turbo engine is available and it delivers 235 hp. On top of that, you can get a less potent 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 horsepower. Both outputs are available in the United States. However, a new powertrain option could be a hybrid.
The latest reports are predicting both mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. However, we don’t have any information regarding the Santa Fe Hybrid model at the moment. More details will become available in the first quarter of 2021.
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Price and Release Date
The price of the approaching 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe will start at around $28,000. Again, the pricing is not official but we believe the Limited trim will surely cost above $37,000. Santa Fe SUV will continue to rival models such as Jeep Cherokee, Honda CR-V, Ford Edge, and Toyota RAV4.
The sales will begin in the second half of 2021. We will wait for Hyundai to release further details. At this point, spy shots are available and there are plenty of speculations regarding the 2023 Santa Fe. We are especially interested in rumored hybrid powertrain options.