Following the online unveiling of the 2021 Santa Fe in June, we got a look at the updated SUV, sporting an aggressive outspoken design language that won’t fly under the radar.
For the 2021 model year, Hyundai asked its performance go-fast division, N Line, to create an entire catalog of interior and exterior parts to make the new Santa Fe a lot meaner.
Hyundai’s range of N-designed parts builds on the eyecatching design language by adding a deeper front bumper, a black grille with vertical slats and copper accents, hood vents, a two-piece roof-mounted spoiler, and a redesigned rear bumper with quad exhausts surrounded by a carbon fibre diffuser. The 21-inch alloys also contribute to the mean overview and gives the SUV a bolder look. As for the interior, Hyundai added carbon fiber trim on the dashboard, the steering wheel, and the door panels. Passengers riding along can also feel just as sporty, with sporty seats being fitted in the second row and reportedly alcantara upholstery will be made available. More options include but are not limited to items like rubber floor mats, LED ambient lighting, a pet package, a rear-seat entertainment system, and several other accessories from Hyundai’s TUIX.
No performance or mechanical modifications have been reported till now, and it sounds like Hyundai has left the Santa Fe’s chassis alone. It plans to expand its range of full-blown N models in the coming years and we know its engineers are testing a hot-rodded Kona on the Nürburgring, but as of now there’s no evidence of a high performance Santa Fe.