Striking new Santa Fe squares up to demands

The dramatic exterior of Hyundai’s family SUV is backed up by a practical, luxurious and spacious cabin ideal for carrying seven people and goods

The Hyundai Santa Fe has evolved from humble beginnings into a family-carrying SUV

We’ve witnessed the Hyundai Santa Fe evolve from humble, almost-agricultural beginnings at the turn of the millennium into the respected family-carrying SUV it is today.

And now the Korean company has its most dramatic reinvention yet for the car ready to launch. Its square-jawed styling grabs your attention first, with much more upright bodywork than the previous model punctuated by distinctive H-shaped LED lights front and rear. The back won’t be to all tastes, perhaps, ...