As being a proud representative of the third generation of the SUV’s, newly redesigned 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is going to be available in two designs: as a 5-seater Sport and 7-seater with slightly different exterior design. These both variants will be made in the Kia factory, located in USA, Georgia, which presents the headquarters of the South Korean auto producer, Hyundai.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior, Exterior & Appearance
This Hyundai’s novelty is imagined to present one of the more affordable midsize SUV vehicles be presented in today’s car markets and which, at the same time, will be able to offer a complete package for more than affordable price. Once it hits the Global car markets, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, will be considered as a highly comfortable and fuel efficient vehicle, which, at the same time, is going to be able to quite easily move with five or even seven passengers fitted in a perfect comfort over pretty much any type of terrain. We know, it sounds like some kind of a fairy tale, but Hyundai’s officials are pretty convicted in their claims. We shall see.
Anyway, all-new Santa Fe is going to be just a mid-life facelift of the current generation. Honestly, we don’t expect any major changes in the appearance or/and its general design. The maximum that will be done in this area will be to give it a fresh appearance, slightly upgraded and restyled of its taillights, fog lights, and headlights (and its switching with newly designed LED lamps) and, perhaps, a slightly revised design of front and rear bumpers. When it comes to the exterior refreshment been made, certainly, one of the most notable ones, will be a brand new designed grille that is planned to have a whole new, highly attractive diamond shape. Absolutely everything exterior related features will be updated, in order to improve general aerodynamics of the vehicle. As a sort of supplement, on the customer‘s disposal is to opt for the exact size of the rims, and on the Santa Fe’s back one will be able to see a brand new designed bumper coupled with a double exhaust pipe that are going to be made of special corrosion resistant material.
And the interior design will be as spectacular as its exterior. The Hyundai’s designers have paid special attention on its costumers complains and have read the critics dedicated to the previous interior design, in order to be able to fix them all. And they did an amazing job, indeed. Not only in the terms of material being used, but they also incorporated a bunch of a brand new feature. So, now, the driver will be able, independently, to adjust the power steering system, power seats in the new Santa Fe have a memory function, in order to save seat’s position and apply it any time. Some of the brand new hi-technology and safety features that are going to be available- parking assistant coupled with heated steering wheel, a rear view camera, wide full color touch screen which the buttons will be located at its bottom.
Engine of new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
There are certain rumors, which are telling us that is quite possible that upgraded 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe boasts its general power and comes along powered by a brand new hybrid e-4WD system. If you ask us for an opinion, we would agree that this would be more than a terrific news, but it is highly unlikely to happen. Let’s stick with the officially confirmed news. It is planned that this upgraded variant comes along equipped with 3 different engines. It is planned that the Sport version (5-seats) comes available powered only by 4-cylinder engines – 2.4L power-plant that will be able to generate around a 190 hp or turbocharged 2.0L one that will be more than capable to pump up to 264 hp. The 7-seater variant will be available equipped by 3.3L natural aspirated V6, which general output has, already, been estimated at producing around 290 horsepower. All three engines will be available combined only with 6-speed automatic gearbox and adjusted on FWD and AWD drive mode.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 Release Date & Prices
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date is scheduled for the first months of 2016, while the price isn’t expected to change drastically compared to the current available model.
More info on official Hyundai site.