2024 Hyundai Santa Fe detailed: Diesel dead for new model, in Australia next year

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is bigger, bolder, safer and more technologically advanced than before. But it will drop the option of a diesel engine – which accounts for about two-thirds of sales in Australia.

The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe seven-seat family SUV will axe diesel power – and opt for petrol and hybrid propulsion only – when the new model arrives in Australia in the first half of next year.

The first official photos of the fifth-generation Santa Fe were published last month, revealing its bolder new look – reminiscent of the Land Rover Defender – plus a bigger body and high-tech interior.

However a diesel engine will no longer be offered – in Australia nor overseas – even though it has accounted for nearly two-thirds of Hyundai Santa Fe sales in Australia so far this year.


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