Santa Fe was initially launched in the year 2000, and to date, it has been through three generational changes, the last one being in 2013. This mid size crossover is bound to get some mid-cycle refreshments as a 2016 year model. The Korean automaker has laid down a number of changes to be carried out in its interior and exterior, although the changes will not be substantial, but they will be noticeable. By the time this model is released into the auto world, it will be a great auto in terms of performance and drivability. It is rumored to be offered in two trims namely Grand Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. It will be offered as either a five or seven seater SUV.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Essentially, a mid-cycle facelift brings in some changes as expected in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. This modern sports utility vehicle will be bigger than the former models. It will acquire a reshaped grille which will make it to look more aggressive. Its hood’s sloppiness will be increased. A new front bumper with more budges will be installed to replace the bumper in the old models. Additionally, this model will acquire a new rear bumper with a more sharp rear light. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will also get heated exterior mirrors, projection headlamps, twin exhaust, roof rail, alloy wheels with silica tyres and rear spoiler with HSML.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be quite safe owing to installation of impressive safety features. The interior will be made in two different trims namely Limited and GLS. The car will be equipped new modern entertainment and infotainment systems and wireless connectivity in addition to many more new high tech features in its cabin. Top notch materials will be used in making the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe interior for it to become one of the highly luxurious sports machine in its segment. High quality leather will be used in upholstering the seats and the steering wheel as well.
Again, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will have adjustable seats. The drivers’ seat for instance will have a 10 way power adjustment setting whereby the user will adjust it to a desired position. This new model will come with a built in cooler, air conditioners, a cluster ionizer, dual zone automatic control, 6 discs CD changer with memory cars and USB support and a steering wheel with upgraded control buttons.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe: Engine and Fuel Economy
There is information that 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will not get any changes in its power-train. In that case, the same engine units found in the outgoing model will be rolled over to the new 2016 year Santa Fe. This engine is a 3.3 liter direct injection technology generating 290 hp and 252 pounds-feet of torque. It is paired to a six speed automatic gearbox just like its predecessor. In terms of its fuel economy, it will still be at 21 mpg combined while using the front wheel drive mode and 20 mpg combines while using the all wheel drive mode. The ratings are likely to get better in other future models.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe: Release Date, Price and Competitors
The main competitors of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe are Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder. Fortunately for the Santa Fe, it has great engine power as compared to its rivals. Its price is expected to vary depending on the trim level. The GLS will go for about $ 30 000 while the Limited trim will cost around $ 34 000. Its release date is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2015.