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Old 05-26-2020, 09:38 PM
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Are those DRLs or headlights or both?

Not sure how I feel about the "two lines" motif that Hyundai (and Genesis) are using. Something about it seems kind of aged, and I feel that a single line would be a "stronger" design element.
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I thought this car just came out last year??
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The most interesting thing to me about the facelift is that it's also getting a new platform as well to allow for a PHEV, just like the second generation Sorento did with its facelift.

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Are those DRLs or headlights or both?

Not sure how I feel about the "two lines" motif that Hyundai (and Genesis) are using. Something about it seems kind of aged, and I feel that a single line would be a "stronger" design element.
The DRLs are in the top portion and in the middle of the lower portion. Main headlights are just in the lower portion.

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I thought this car just came out last year??
The current vehicle has been on sale for about 2 years now. It was revealed in 2018 as a 2019 model and went on sale in summer 2018. This is obviously going to be billed as a 2021 model and probably not go on sale until the fall.
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The most interesting thing to me about the facelift is that it's also getting a new platform as well to allow for a PHEV, just like the second generation Sorento did with its facelift.
Wait, is the ICE Santa Fe moving to a new platform, too? That's quite a huge change for such a (relatively) new car.
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I think "platform" in HK speak isn't always the same as what we think. I think there's probably differences, but I feel like it's like optimization of the old car (and united with the Sorento) versus a ground-up new car.
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Wait, is the ICE Santa Fe moving to a new platform, too? That's quite a huge change for such a (relatively) new car.
I don’t know why it wouldn’t be the entire model line. Rumor has it the wheelbase has grown slightly.
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revealed.

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/06/hy...-new-platform/







More photos on carscoops.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:02 AM
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I like the placement of the headlights b/c hopefully that'll reduce the glare for oncoming traffic (a common issue w/ SUVs). The grille looks okay for an SUV, I suppose, but I honestly feel like it could eat me.

Dash and center console is a massive change. Looks to be adapted largely from the Nexo? Seems quite upscale, but it isn't quite a comfortable fit stylistically with the leftover stuff.

It also looks like there's a lot of structural changes. While I'm glad that Hyundai is quickly updating its models, does it also kind of imply that the current Santa Fe was a bit... rushed?
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Generally, it's an okay updtae, the front end looks better than what the general combination of "double layer headlights and huge grille" could result in, all the the nowadays ubiquitous rear light bar sees one of the less well executed implementations here.

The new console inside is again nice, but I agree, it does not fully work with the rest of the interior (and given the amount of change, why not change the to half of the dash as well? Weird decision)

However, given how obviously this is a facelift, I think the term "new platform" for some improvements in terms of crash tests (likely some additional bracing or similar) is a bit of a stretch though...
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Hm, I had expected better. I don't think the big-mouth-bass face really works and the mesh is pretty garish.

The taillights are another stupid light-bar shoehorn. Running an LED strip between two independent lamps does NOT look good. They had such a cool design pre-refresh, and this is just generically trendy and fussy.
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