A shadowy preview image for the updated 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has been handed down today, revealing a significant front-end makeover.
Key among the changes is a new-look Hyundai grille, marking the first big step away from the 'waterfall' design that has evolved over the past decade – right through to the wide mouth of the new Sonata sedan, new i30 sedan (formerly Elantra) and the facelifted i30 hatch range.
In its new form, the Hyundai grille frame extends across the face of the new Santa Fe, tapering at each end to merge with the driving light housings.
Two versions of the grille's gloss black patterning are shown, one defined as a more premium or sporting design.
Also new is the 2021 Santa Fe's daytime running light (DRL) signature, described as a 'T' shape – but you would be forgiven for seeing Volvo's 'Thor's hammer' lights rotated 90 degrees.