We were all excited when Hyundai unveiled Santa Fe back in 2001. It was an affordable mid-size SUV. Most of us who had limited budgets for mid-range luxury cars bought it. And the most amazing thing is that the car is still popular. It continues to offer great comfort, convenience and power. The South Korean automobile manufacturer is planning to surprise its customers with a new model: 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe. It will be a stretched version of the outgoing Santa Fe, and we expect it to get awesome changes.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe – Innovations and Features:
The Grand Santa Fe will be bigger than the normal Santa Fe. There is no doubt about that as it will be a stretched version of the existing car. We expect the automaker to use a lot of high strength steel in an effort to make the car stronger and more resistant to the damaging effects of rough roads.
You will easily identify 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe with its 3-dimensional grille. When it comes to lights, there will be HID headlamps, fog lamps, daytime running light and LED rear lamps. And this is not all about the exterior; there will be other features like plastic skid plates, roof racks, wider quarter glass, rear spoiler, dual mufflers and 18″&19″ alloy wheels. When inside the cabin of 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe, you will enjoy seeing a selection of classic colors and using state-of-the-art equipment. The interior will be able to accommodate 6-7 people. You will be amazed by seat variations of the car. An integrated memory seat, a captain seat and normal seats with active headrests will be offered.
Convenience has been taken care of in the new Hyundai SUV. We will welcome a larger colored TFT LCD on the dashboard, a multi-purpose steering wheel, a rear side window sunshade, a functional heating and ventilation system and a smart tailgate system. Other convenience features we are looking forward to include: auto cruise control, audio system, flex steer system, phone control, auto defogging system, UV cut glasses, rear view camera and wiper de-icer.
The following features will keep you safe when riding in 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe: electronic stability control, airbag system, ABS, BAS, rear parking assist system, tire pressure monitoring system, wide view mirror, emergency stop signal and emergency fastening device.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe – Technical Specifications:
If you are fascinated by engines, you will surely love 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe because it will come with a number of them. The most powerful engine will be a 3.3-liter V6 with a capacity of 290 hp and 250 lb-ft. Other engines include a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 and a 2.4-liter I4 rated 264 hp, 413 lb-ft and 190 hp, 266 lb-ft respectively.
We also expect the existing 2.2-liter CDRI engine to feature in the new car. This engine is rated 199 hp, 325 lb-ft. In addition, an electric motor that can power an e-AWD is highly anticipated in the Hyundai SUV.
On the side of transmission, expect a 6-speed automatic gearbox. You will enjoy smooth rides, maximum comfort and greater fuel economy with this transmission system. Fuel consumption will be around 18 mpg in city and 25 mpg on highway.
2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe – Estimated Arrival and Price:
You can expect to spend less for the new Grand Santa Fe. Hyundai cars are known to be affordable and the Santa Fe is not an exception. With around $32,000, you will be able to drive home a brand new SUV. But this will only be possible later in 2016 when the automaker is expected to release it.
The SUV market is becoming more competitive, and we expect the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe to face great rivalry, especially from vehicles like: Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Compass, Nissan Rogue, Volkswagen Tiguan, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Acura RDX.