The South Korean automaker has released the first official teaser picture of the upcoming fourth-generation Santa Fe, showcasing the latest design language on the large family sport utility vehicle.

There isn’t much to go with, but we can see the Santa Fe is gaining a complete overhaul, with a clearly visible raising character line extending from the sleek Kona-inspired headlights all the way up to the sweptback taillights in the back. The automaker itself isn’t giving much away, other than announcing their new generation will remain a family SUV – they’ll implement the industry first Rear Occupant Alert system.

It will help the driver monitor the rear seats by using sensors to detect occupancy and then notifying the driver if he or she is about to leave the car – though this is going to be just one of the systems that will most likely litter the fourth iteration of the crossover. It’s also going to be bundled with an advanced rear cross-traffic collision warning with an automated braking function. Hyundai is also saying the first official images and perhaps more details will be released sometime next month – ahead of the worldwide introduction in front of the audience of the Geneva Motor Show taking place as per tradition in March.



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