Hyundai’s Santa Fe crossover is long overdue for a re-design, and when pressed for details, all that CEO John Krafcik would tell me was that it looked like a larger Tucson. He was right.
The new car uses an evolution of Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design language, now dubbed “Storm Edge”. At least the first name made some kind of sense. “Storm Edge” sounds like an ill-fated mission to kill Bin Laden. The Santa Fe appears to be a two-row crossover (after the optional third row was canned in 2009). Powertrain details remain murky – when asked, Krafcik said that “we’re saving the rest for the NY show…”, so you’ll have to wait another few weeks to find out more.