The new adorable 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is bringing many interesting changes and improvements that will make this Korean model even better than before.
Interior and exterior redesign
This Korean model has been on the market since 2000, and since then it has been considered as one of the most popular SUVs on the US market. This year we are about to see new model as a part of the third generation which has started in 2013. Exterior of the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has suffered many changes. Most of them happened on its front end. Here we will be able to see reshaped front bumper, new redesigned hexagonal front grille and front fenders. The grille comes with four horizontal chromed bars. Also reshaped are the headlights which are now powered with the latest LED technology. This Korean SUV will be now more aggressive, powerful and sporty than before. This is mostly because of the front part redesign. Even the vehicle comes more aggressive than before, it will keep its luxury. Front bumper will be equipped with the new stylish fog lights. On the rear part of the car we will be able to see new reshaped rear bumper, taillights and redesigned side mirrors. This amazing mid-size crossover will be available as five-seater as well as seven-seater which has longer wheelbase. Interior of the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe comes with some minor changes , and this refers to the usage of high quality materials and some new technology features.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe powertrain
Under the hood of the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe we will see the same powertrain as in its predecessor. The base engine most likely will be a 3.3-liter V6 which is capable to produce 290 horsepower and 252 pound ft of torque. As the second option we will probably see a 2.4-liter inline four power unit. This powertrain option is capable to produce 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. As the third option we will see a 2.0-liter Theta II inline four engine. This option can produce around 264 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. Engines will be matted to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. According to some sources a hybrid version will be available too, but so far we have no official information about this hybrid version.
Release date and price
2016 Hyundai Santa FE will be probably released sometime in the middle of 2015. Expected price is around $30,000.