A prototype of the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift was spied for the first time, prior to a market launch set for next summer.

A prototype of the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift was spied for the first time, prior to a market launch set for next summer.

For many of us the Santa Fe still feels quite fresh as it should since it was introduced approximately two years ago but it seems Hyundai has already started work on a facelift that is expected to come out in the summer of 2015. It will be a rather modest makeover with a few subtle changes to the front grille, both front & rear bumpers as well as to the headlights and taillights.

It's highly unlikely new engines will be offered but the existing ones are probably going to get more efficient by consuming less fuel and emitting fewer CO2 emissions while retaining the same power output.

All these changes will be applied to both five- and seven-seat versions of the Santa Fe. In some markets the Santa Fe is sold with the ix45 badge and Santa Fe Sport, while the seven-seater is also known as the Grand Santa Fe.

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