2023 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift noticed in Malaysia – nonetheless fourth-gen; CKD three-row SUV launching quickly?

2023 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift spotted in Malaysia – still fourth-gen; CKD three-row SUV launching soon?

The Hyundai Santa facelift has rolled off the meeting line at Sime Darby’s Inokom plant, with models of the up to date SUV being sighted on a trailer by paultan.org reader Justin Lee. For now, there’s no indication when the brand new Santa Fe will likely be launched, though we’ve got recognized for some time that it’s coming following an announcement by Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) earlier this month.

The Santa Fe facelift we’re certain to get continues to be in its fourth technology, which was first launched right here again in Could 2019, a number of months earlier than the facelift made its international debut in June 2020. There’s additionally the very boxy fifth-generation mannequin that was revealed in July this yr, however it appears like we received’t be getting that.

So far as adjustments go, the Santa Fe’s new face omits the small fog lamps within the decrease apron so all that is still is a two-tier lighting setup. You received’t miss the brand new look as a result of the LED daytime working lights now type a particular T-shaped signature between the higher and decrease gentle clusters.

There’s additionally a wider grille between the primary headlamps (the decrease gentle cluster) that bears a extra eye-catching sample on the insert. Rounding off the adjustments on the entrance is a brand new bumper with contrasting trim that frames the decrease consumption.

On the rear, the redesigned LED taillights are linked by a slim illuminated bar to go together with the brand new bumper that does away with the rugged trim piece. The brand new physique sees minimal change to the scale, because the facelifted Santa Fe measures 4,785 mm lengthy (+15 mm), 1,900 mm vast (+10 mm) and 1,685 mm tall (+5 mm), whereas the wheelbase stays at 2,765 mm.

Inside, the dual-cockpit dashboard appears largely the identical, though the ten.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system is new and is with out a thick bezel to accommodate buttons and dials. These have been moved to the brand new centre console, which is raised and angled, whereas additionally enjoying host to the local weather controls and switches for the shift-by-wire transmission.

As a part of the facelift, the Santa Fe will get a Terrain Mode selector for the primary time, which is a management knob for Eco, Sport, Consolation and Sensible drive modes, in addition to the HTRAC all-wheel-drive system’s sand, snow and dirt presets (if specified).

The pre-facelift Santa Fe was beforehand provided in Malaysia with both a 2.4 litre naturally-aspirated inline-four petrol or 2.2 litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. The petrol unit got here with a six-speed automated transmission, whereas the diesels acquired an eight-speed automated – front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive have been depending on the chosen variant.

GALLERY: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift

GALLERY: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift (United States market)

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