Spied: Is this the Updated 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz?

Can you spot the differences?

2025 hyundai santa cruz prototype
images: Richard C.

It appears the upcoming 2025 Hyundai Santa Cruz is getting minor styling tweaks. Can you spot the differences? Thanks to Richard C. for sending us these spy images from an Electrify America charging station in Lexington Nebraska.

Wait, what!? Is the updated Santa Cruz a plug-in hybrid or an all-electric small pickup? No, we don’t have any evidence for this yet. It was merely parked near the charging stations, waiting for some other Kia, Hyundai, and Genesis electric prototypes.

If you just glance at this Santa Cruz prototype, you may not be able to see many differences at all. However, a closer examination reveals a more prominent and squared-off front light arrangement. It resembles the styling change that the Hyundai Palisade recently received.

2025 kia carnival

There was also this 2025 Kia Carnival MPV (minivan) prototype parked right next to it. What do you think of the latest Kia/Hyundai styling updates? Let us know in the comment section below.