Spyshots: Hyundai Santa Fe Preparing for Mid-Cycle Facelift

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe test mule 5 photos
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Even though it still looks relatively fresh, the South Korean SUV is expected to receive its first minor facelift in the summer of 2015.
First introduced in September 2012 during the Paris Motor Show, the Santa Fe was the final "old style Hyundai" to be replaced from the manufacturer's previous model lineup.

Despite being heavily camouflaged, the first ever spy pictures of the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe still offered us a few hints about what to expect styling wise from the future model.

Specifically, the test mule featured in our photo gallery below follows the usual recipe of a mild facelift: slightly different front and rear bumpers, different design for the headlights and tail lamps, as well as a redesigned front grille to freshen up the exterior of the Korean SUV.

A few minor design updates are expected inside as well, but don't get your hopes up too high. In terms of quality and fit & finish, not even the facelifted model will be able to compete with its direct rivals from Germany.

Presumably, the current range of engine will only get a few minor tweaks to improve economy figures and CO2 emissions, while offering the same power outputs as the current lineup.
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