Hyundai’s Santa Fe wasn’t all that exciting from a visual standpoint, and the automaker understood that. Like many other automakers out there, Hyundai chose to spice up its styling for the all-new Santa Fe. A look at the renderings reveals a crossover that seems to pull from Hyundai’s newest offering, the Kona. The vehicle features a beefier body, thin headlights, and the company’s cascading grille in a design that’s much more interesting to look at than the current model.

2019 Santa Fe Rendering front

The Santa Fe may have some styling elements that are similar to the Kona, but the vehicle is a little more subdued than its baby brother. The roofline is sleek but simple and the character line running down the side of the car blends right in with the wraparound taillights. Overall, the vehicle looks modern and attractive, and we can’t wait to find out the rest of the details for the model.

According to Reuters, an unnamed Hyundai source said that the new 2019 Santa Fe will come with a 2.0-liter engine and a 2.2-liter diesel engine as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission and semi-autonomous driving features. Those semi-autonomous driving features were pulled from the Hyundai-owned Genesis brand. Those claims have not been officially confirmed by Hyundai.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Rendering rear

Whether or not the powertrain information above is true, isn’t totally clear, but what is clear is that Hyundai’s approach to styling on its crossovers seems to be moving in a direction that’s much different than previous models. The Santa Fe’s new look is interesting and eye-catching, and we’re curious to see what the automaker does with the rest of its lineup in the future.

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