It looks like we have an unplanned early unveil of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, as spied photos that reveal the Korean automaker’s next generation SUV without camouflage have just surfaced online.
The new Santa Fe which will be badged the ix45 on certain markets, will premiere at the New York Auto Show in April, and as these photos show, its design is now more refined and brought in line with the rest of the range. Some of the restyled elements include the hexagonal grille, the newly designed headlamps and fog lights plus the taillights which seem to incorporate LEDs.
Overall the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe look more upscale, and its interior will most likely make use of higher quality materials also.
The engines that are going to be offered on the new Santa Fe are unknown at this point but we expect a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol and Euro6 compliant diesels to be found among the choices.  

Source: Hyundai Blog