Hyundai Santa Fe facelift 3

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the facelifted Hyundai Santa Fe, which was last spotted by our European spies last May. Now, however, the revised DM third-gen model has resurfaced showing clearer details, including an unhindered look at the updated tail light design and mildly-rejigged interior.

This is clearly a higher-spec version than the car seen previously, as we can now see Sonata-inspired LED daytime running lights just above the fog lights. There have also been some detail changes compared to when we last saw it – the grille slats are new, and the unusual square projectors in the current model’s headlights have been replaced by round units set inside redesigned internal graphics.

Also new are the wing mirrors – the odd diagonal indicators on the pre-facelift car have given way to more conventional horizontal items. A peek at an undisguised rear hatch reveals more angular graphics for the tail lights, and we also expect a reprofiled rear bumper to complete the look.

We also get a look inside the cabin – from the looks of it, changes are limited to new trim and revised switchgear for the OEM navigation system, with twin knobs rather than just a single large centre controller for volume. Malaysians get a`locally-fitted unit, however, so we won’t see the latter change.

Under the skin, we could see mild revisions to the current range of inline-four and V6 petrol and diesel powertrains. The facelifted Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to make its debut sometime later this year.

Current Hyundai Santa Fe