Hyundai is teasing us with its most important model to be revealed this year. It is the facelift everyone was waiting for. Even though the car is still fresh and competitive.

Hyundai has pulled back the curtain just enough to offer an initial glimpse of its new Santa Fe. The latest generation of the company’s longest-running SUV will feature a rugged yet refined exterior design, as well as interior design updates providing premium amenities and comfort.

The teaser image reveals several new design cues, including the combined front grille and daytime running lights (DRLs) that reflect Hyundai’s new integrated vehicle architecture. Santa Fe’s redesigned grille is wider than before, expressing bold character, its chrome framing a geometric pattern that produces a striking stereoscopic effect.

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The eye-catching T-shaped DRLs are designed to be seen from a distance and hint at technological enhancements yet to be revealed.