2016 HYUNDAI SANTA FE – REVIEW, HYBRID, RELEASE DATE

Redesign of one of the most popular Korean’s car models is almost finished.  This time we will be talking about great and adorable 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Exterior and interior design

Hyundai is a leading car manufacturer from Korea and for 2016 it is bringing slightly redesigned 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. This model has been in production since 2000, and through the years it has become one of the most popular and bestseller SUVs on the US market. New model is part of third generation, which has started in 2013. It will go through some mid-cycle modifications and refreshments. The major changes of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be made on its front end. New model will come with reshaped front bumper, redesigned front grille, new headlights and modified front fenders. New SUV will have more sporty and aggressive appearance but still with enough elegance and luxury. Front bumper will be equipped with beautiful fog lights and it will be more stylish. Hexagonal front grille will have four horizontal chromed bars which will look so luxury and dominant. Headlights will be powered with the latest LED daytime running lights. We should also expect a new rear bumper, more edgy taillights, heated side mirrors, twin air exhauster on the back and rear spoiler with HSML. New mid size crossover will be available as five-seater as well as seven-seater with longer wheelbase. As for the interior, some bigger design changes are not expected. However, we should expect some changes when it comes to material quality and some technological features and gadgets.

2016 hyundai santa fe interior

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe powertrain

When it comes to the performances of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, the engine line up is expected to remain the same as in predecessor. The base engine should be a 3.3 liter V6 engine which generates 290 horses and 252 pound feet of torque. The second option will be 2.4 liter inline four engine and it is capable to produce 190 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. The third option will be turbocharged 2.0 liter Theta II inline four engine. This engine is capable to produce 264 hp and 259 lb-ft of torque. All of these engines should be paired with 6 speed manual or automatic transmission. New SUV is surly coming in hybrid version too, but we steel don’t know which engine will be paired with electric motor. For more information, we will need to wait an official announcement.

2016 hyundai santa fe side

Release date and price

New 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to be released sometime in the middle of 2015. The expected price for the base model of this remarkable and irresistible crossover is around 30,000 dollars.

2016 hyundai santa fe rear

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