2016 Hyundai Santa Fe – Hybrid, Release Date, Sport, Review

Another great SUV from Korean company is ready to debut in its unique style with many improvements. We are talking about 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior redesign

Hyundai Santa Fe has debuted in 2001 and since then, it has become one of the best selling and popular SUVs. Under the skin of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe it will be used high strength steel. Speaking of the exterior design, it will undergo mid cycle refreshments and improvements. On the front end, we will see new revised grille with horizontal strips and decorated with chrome. The headlamps will be equipped with HID Xenon and LED technology. It will get redesigned bumper and new fog lights. At the back, we will notice revised tail lights and rectangular exhaust pipes. The new alloy wheels will be in a size of 19 inches. It will look sportier and a bit aggressive but in the same time elegant.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe front

Design of interior and technology

When it comes to interior design, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be upgraded and improved with some new materials and safety and infotainment features. It will be quite spacious. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will also provide excellent cargo space. It will get leather upholstery. The cabin will be able to accommodate five passengers. A new 8-inch touch screen will be placed on the center of the dashboard. The front seats will be ventilated. The rear seats will be split-folded. As for the equipment, it will get premium audio system, navigation, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and so on. As for the safety, it will be provided with traction control, ABS, Rear Parking Assistance system, Lane Change Assist and seven airbags.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe dashboard

Engine and performance

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be powered with several types of engine. It will most likely continue to use the same engine as the current model. It is a 3.3-liter V6 engine. It will be able to make 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with direct injection. This engine can produce 190 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The last option will be a 2.0-liter with the output of 265 horsepower.  It will be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. Some claim that it will also appear with a hybrid version, but it is not yet confirmed.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe rear

Release date and price

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to hit the market sometime during this year. As for the price, it is said that it should be around $31,000.

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