Rendered: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe N - Will Hyundai Go All In?
We’re ready to get one!by Kirby Garlitos, on
The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe is knocking at the door. It’s scheduled to make its world debut on February 21, but that hasn’t stopped rendering artist extraordinaire X-Tomi Design from reinventing the next-gen Santa Fe and giving it the full-spec N experience. To be clear, Hyundai has given no indication of the likelihood of developing a performance-bred version of the Santa Fe. This is all speculation, but still, you can’t blame us for letting our imaginations go crazy. The thought of a Hyundai Santa Fe N sounds incredible.
The renderings Hyundai released last month show a completely new Santa Fe that’s far more aggressive than anything we’ve ever seen from its previous iterations
The idea of a Hyundai Santa Fe N is awesome on paper, but until we get confirmation from Hyundai that it’s actually doing it, we’re not getting caught up on the potential of one happening. The good news is that even without an N version, the all-new Santa Fe looks to be headed for big things. The renderings Hyundai released last month show a completely new Santa Fe that’s far more aggressive than anything we’ve ever seen from its previous iterations. You can tell that the automaker’s designers did their homework in making the crossover stand out. We still don’t know what the interior looks like, but there are rumors that Hyundai is going to be generous in giving the new Santa Fe a string of new technologies.
What’s clear is that new Santa Fe is generating a lot of buzz. That’s great for Hyundai. Sales of the crossover in the U.S. reached record-setting numbers — 133, 171 units — in 2017. Imagine what an all-new Santa Fe is going to do once it hits the market. Who knows, if the next-gen crossover proves to be a hot ticket item, Hyundai might consider turning it over to the people over at the N Division.
We can dream, right?
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