Hyundai has released pictures of the redesigned Santa Fe crossover that offer the first clear view of the brand's new design direction.
The new Santa Fe debuts next month at the New York auto show.
Hyundai calls the styling "storm edge," an evolution of the fluidic sculpture philosophy seen on the Sonata, Elantra and upcoming 2013 Azera. The front-end styling adopts Hyundai's hexagonal grille and chrome three-bar pattern.
The redesigned Santa Fe is expected to be offered in two wheelbases, with a choice of five- or seven-passenger seating.
The current generation Santa Fe was introduced in the 2007 model year.