Our spies have spotted a new Hyundai SUV currently in development, which will slot in above the Santa Fe. Barring official details, the new model you see here will likely offer seating for up to eight people, one more than the Santa Fe that comes in five- and seven-seat configurations.

As the images show, the unnamed Hyundai SUV will be a pretty sizeable thing, and is designed with inspiration from recent models like the Santa Fe and Kona. Despite the camouflage, slender-looking headlights can be seen flanking what is likely a trapezoidal-shaped grille with wavy-patterned mesh.

The covers and fake body panels present on the mule make it hard to tell how the rear will look, but it should look relatively blocky in order to cater for rearmost passenger and cargo space. Under the bonnet, the large SUV will likely feature a turbocharged petrol engine in order to shift all that heft.

Hyundai has already confirmed that a new full-size SUV larger than the SUV will be introduced in the United States market. When it arrives, it will compete against the Subaru Ascent that has a wheelbase of 2,890 mm, and can be had with either seven or eight seats.