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The Carlex Urban Edition is a Hyundai Santa Fe in fancy dress

Extremely fancy, rather bonkers dress for that matter. What do you reckon?

Published: 02 Jun 2020

In our review of the seven-seat Hyundai Santa Fe, we concluded that it had the makings of a great family car but was predictably lacking a little bit of excitement. 

Well, we’ll have to watch our words in future, because Polish tuner Carlex Design has taken the Santa Fe and added a whole lot more “excitement” in the form of a mad body kit and interior redesign. 

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Carlex’s creation is called the ‘Urban Edition’ and sports a humungous front grille, hefty wheel arch extensions and a not-so-subtle two-tone paintjob, as well as a roof spoiler, diffuser and quad-exit exhaust round the back.

Need a lie down? Suggest you don't do it inside. In there you’ll find lashings of new leather and Alcantara, which are complemented by lime green accents that match the brake calipers. On a Santa Fe. The world truly has gone mad. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a tuned SUV without MASSIVE wheels either, but we’re not actually sure how massive these are. Oh, and we haven’t been told whether there are any engine upgrades to go with the new exhaust system. The only engine available in the Santa Fe in the UK is a 2.2-litre diesel making 197bhp, but there’s also a 2.0-litre diesel and a 2.4-litre petrol sold elsewhere in the world. Don’t expect Lamborghini Urus or Bentley Bentayga Speed levels of power in any case. 

Carlex Design says the first country to get the Urban Edition will be South Korea, closely followed by Poland.

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