Hyundai's kicking off a busy year starting with next month's Frankfurt Motor Show with the release of the new Santa Fe along with two other compact cars.

While Auto Car doesn't have any new details on either models, we expect both to follow Hyundai's current sharp and edgy styling scheme. The Santa Fe will likely take its styling cues from the smaller 2012 Tucson. Auto Car expects the new Santa Fe to get a new "ix" name in Europe to fit in with the rest of Hyundai's lineup -- the European version of the Tucson is dubbed ix35. The Santa Fe nameplate is well-recognized enough in North America that we're not expecting any silly name changes.

Source: Auto Car