Designed to make a statement.

Big, bold and beautiful, Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid is not for the faint of heart. Built to command the road, it also commands a lot of attention. Its wide stance and completely reimagined design will have heads turning.

20 Years of Santa Fe – the evolution of an icon.

Hyundai introduced the first-generation Santa Fe in the year 2000, making us one of the pioneers in the SUV market. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the hugely successful Santa Fe has become an icon for the brand. Take a look back with us at how our first SUV has evolved over the years.

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  1. An image of the first generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    First-generation 2000-2006.

    The 1st generation featured a rugged, yet refined look and was substantially longer and wider than many of its rivals, emphasizing its practicality for off-road driving.

  2. An image of the second generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    Second-generation 2006 - 2012.

    The 2nd generation featured more power, more space, and an updated safety system while offering significantly improved handling for a range of driving and weather conditions.

  3. An image of the third generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    Third-generation 2012 - 2018.

    The 3rd-generation offered even greater comfort and quality as well as a new design direction, which consisted of refined lines as well as bold and voluminous surfaces.

  4. An image of the fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe SUV.

    Fourth-generation 2018-present.

    The premium feeling of the 4th generation is underlined by its prestigious appearance, advanced technology, best-in-class safety features, and exceptional roominess.

    Designing look – from sketch to the show room.

    At the beginning of the design process, the initial sketches are usually no more than rough drafts drawn with pencils on paper. For Santa Fe, the design team focused on achieving a calmer, more sophisticated form language. It underlines the wide stance and strength of design to achieve harmony and refinement.

    A Hyundai designer drawing the exterior design of Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid SUV.
    We modernized Santa Fe with premium features and appealing aesthetics that are sure to add value. The bold lines that extend from one side to the other and from front to back give Santa Fe a rugged yet refined look that SUV customers want. Besides, we have added numerous features and functions to create a truly family-focused SUV that is a pleasure to drive.

    - SangYup Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Hyundai Design Center -


    A rugged yet refined beauty.

    Bigger, bolder and more distinctive, Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid has been redesigned from the ground up. Combining rugged SUV looks with sleek sophistication, new design changes inside and out are making a unique statement in the segment.

    Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV showing its new full LED headlamps and bumper.

    Unmistakably brilliant.

    New full LED headlamps are standard equipment and feature unique T-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights that catch the eye in an instant.

    Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV showing its new taillight design.

    Unabashedly confident.

    taillight design features horizontally-stretched graphics connected with a red reflector band to visually reinforce the width of the body.

    Bold and distinctive exterior colours.

    Pick your favourite. Personalise your Santa Fe with a choice of 6 exquisite exterior colours, which have been inspired by nature.



      Magnetic Force


      Premium materials. Bountiful roominess. Top tech.

      Get inside Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid's roomy interior and you’ll feel it instantly: More space, more comfort, and more convenience compared to the previous model. Experience a new level of luxury with every component finished in premium soft-touch materials or fine leather. And for the first time in a Hyundai vehicle, Santa Fe Hybrid also offers an optional Luxury Package for an even more sophisticated feel.

      The new Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV's premium interior design of the cockpit.

      Floating center console

      One of the most notable features of the upgraded interior is the “floating” centre console that flows elegantly into the leather-covered crash pad in a smooth curve. Wrapped in soft material and boasting a plethora of high tech features, console accentuates the premium feel in the cabin.

      An interior view of the centre console of Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid 7 seat SUV.

      Cup holder cover.

      In the sleek new centre console, a clever sliding lid lets you cover the second cup holder and USB port access tray for a tidier look.

      Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid SUV and its tray under the centre console.

      Console tray storage.

      The tray underneath the floating centre console provides plenty of easily accessible storage space for personal items.

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      1. A picture of Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid's new 12.3" fully digital cluster.

        Dynamic fully digital cluster.

        The premium interior updates are rounded off by a new 12.3" fully digital cluster which is highly customisable.

      2. A picture of Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid's optimally placed 10.25” touch widescreen.

        New 10.25" touchscreen.

        Everything you need, right up on the big screen. The optimally placed 10.25” touch widescreen offers brilliant clarity, easy usability and smartphone mirroring.

      3. A close up image of the button type shift-by-wire inside Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid SUV.

        Button type shift-by-wire.

        Switch between drive, neutral, reverse and park by simply using the buttons conveniently located on the floating centre console.

        Discover just how much this 7-seat SUV can do.

        As our flagship SUV in Europe, Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid is not just bigger now, but better too. Experience more space and more advanced smart tech like state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features. Discover more via the thumbnails below.

        All information is for reference only. For full details please contact your local Hyundai dealer.