Is Hyundai Hinting at a New Off-Road SUV With the Concept Santa Fe XRT?

In early August, Hyundai debuted its concept version of the 2024 Santa Fe XRT. While you won’t find the Santa Fe XRT available at your local Hyundai dealer anytime soon, the newly released gallery hints at the possibilities of a full-fledged sport utility vehicle that pushes Hyundai performance and power to the next level.

Getting a Closer Look at the Santa Fe XRT

Despite being a concept SUV, the Santa Fe XRT is not so outlandish that it’s out of the realm of possibility. In fact, the XRT’s realistic styling and reasonably futuristic offerings make it a worthy contender for the automaker’s new vehicle lineup in the coming years.

Judging by the released gallery, the XRT concept touts a heightened clearance, offers chunky BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and commands your attention with its sleek geometric angles and minimalistic body style. It’s clear Hyundai is making its push into the off-roading landscape with the XRT concept, as demonstrated by the functional roof rack cargo carrier and visible spare tire. There is also a functional ladder on the rear tailgate and cargo boxes on the rear side windows, which offer a striking resemblance to the Land Rover’s offering on their Defender model. Overall, this sharp body style mimics today’s modern hybrid and EV models, making it easy to see how the XRT concept would fit nicely on today’s roadways.

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While we don’t have images of the cabin, the body style is very reminiscent of the boxy look of the Land Rover, and the attention to detail suggests that the automaker could continue their theme of affordable luxury found in the Santa Fe through the cabin of this concept as well.

Hyundai Paints the Future of Off-Road Ambitions

The concept Santa Fe XRT makes its ambitions of off-road capabilities clear. Hyundai’s gallery poses this hybrid SUV in outdoor rough and rocky landscapes. Additionally, some shots pose the XRT concept with an iKamper pop-up tent attached to the roof rack, alluding to the unrestricted adventure that awaits.

While current models might not be your first pick for backcountry or barren desert adventures, available models will serve you well for modest outdoor exploration. Learn more about the Santa Fe’s capabilities when you visit your local Hyundai dealer.

Experience the Santa Fe at Your Local Hyundai Dealer

While we won’t have our hands on the XRT concept anytime soon, you can get close when you explore the available models of the all-new Santa Fe. The XRT and Santa Fe share a similar boxy body style, with the Santa Fe promising modern convenience, tech, safety features, and the functional performance drivers command.

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The Santa Fe will be available in five unique trims and will be powered by a turbocharged 277-hp 2.5-liter inline-four engine. More space, a comfortably designed cabin, and an eye-catching body style help push the Santa Fe into a new generation of limitless potential.

Visit your local Hyundai dealer today to learn more about the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe and discover the possibilities of one of the automaker’s most popular SUVs.