While the last model launched into the market in 2013, Hyundai is planning to bring forth another generation of their popular Santa Fe model for the upcoming model year. This car has already gone through changes for three generations and now will make a re-entry simply named as 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. This mid size crossover vehicle will boast of some light improvements in its exterior design, interior furnishing as well as on its powertrain. Even though these changes are unlikely to be dramatic, we do expect them to make this car stand out in its way.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe – Exterior and Interior
The car will greatly improve in its comfort quotient and now come equipped with leather seats, added cabin space for more head\legroom alongside the ability to carry added cargo. This seven seats vehicle can comfortably accommodate all its passengers in three seat rows and also provide added safety measures for all its passengers and the driver. Technological enhancements that the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will feature are some of the best in class. It will include some of the most coveted modern tools such as Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi alongside a marvellous audio system. Added features to be available on Santa Fe Sports model are heated seats, panoramic sunroof and push-button start. Undoubtedly, this car will make its mark in the upcoming automobile environment. As we can naturally expect from mid-cycle redesigns, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be available in both 5 and 7 seats variants. On its front, there will be changes in its grille design and bumper. There will also be LED headlights to add to its aggressiveness quotient. The car will also get an extended wheelbase along with alloy wheels to increase this car’s overall elegance. Other features include heated projection headlights, exterior mirrors and an overall aerodynamic shape to aid in handling and stability.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe – Engine Specs
Based on information gathered from our trusted sources, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will come powered by an improved version of the current engine that is found. Under the hood, there will be a 3.3 litre engine with direct injection, which is capable of producing a maximum 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. One more variant is expected to become available later in the form of a 2.0 L Theta-II engine delivering a horsepower of a staggering 265 and torque of 255 lb-ft. These units will most likely be mated to a 6-speed auto transmission system, and have been recorded to return a fuel economy rate of around 23 mpg in combined driving sessions. The front-wheel drive will be the standard offering.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe – Price and Release Date
Even though most details have not yet been officially confirmed, we expect the base model of this car to start from $30,000 and extend according to added features on its premium trim. Expected release date of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is set around the middle or late 2015. Upon release, this car will compete with other great vehicles like Toyota highlander and Toyota Pathfinder.