One of the most popular mid-sized cross over SUVs in the United States of America – 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has proved itself time after time that it is one of the most innovative Sports Utility Vehicles in the market. Teamed with best selling looks & performance, the model is quite unstoppable when it comes to the urban competition. It was initially designed using the Hyundai Sonata Platform and often referred to as one of the first SUV model developed by Hyundai Motors. The model is available in two varying trims which include a regular & extended version in addition to a Sport version released in 2012.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior and Exterior
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe sports a stylish look & urban appearance; it features a completely redesigned exterior with an overall aggressive appearance. The new generation of Hyundai Santa Fe is in fact a unique adaptation of the “Storm Edge” design language which is characterized by a trademark cross over uni-body chassis. One should also take note that it has a front engine placement and its Sports trim features a 5 seater configuration. The extended wheel base version has a 3 row seating arrangement and can comfortably accommodate a total of 6 to 7 adult passengers.
Major exterior updates of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe include a revised grille pattern with dual exhaust tips and 19 inch alloyed rim wheels. One should also note that it offers an accentuated cargo space in addition to a redesigned rear end B-pillar. Other notable modifications in exterior design include a sleek bumper, newly added light clusters, edgy LED head & tail lights, HSML rear spoilers, silica tires etc. One should also note that the car has been provided with automatically heated mirrors, projection head lamps, accentuated contour lines, roof rails etc; its sloped hood structure provides an overall aggressive appearance which was lacking in previous models.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has the same engine configuration as that of its previous generation – the power train consists of a 3.3L, V-6 cylinder engine with a total power & torque output of 290HP & 252lbft respectively. Apart from the above mentioned primary engine configuration, there is also an alternate 2.4L inline 4 cylinder engine that is capable of producing about 181lbft torque & 190HP. There is another 2.0L turbocharged inline 4 cylinder unit available on high performance variants which has a power & torque output of 264HP & 259lbft respectively. It should be noted that all power trains have been paired with a manual or automatic 6 speed power transmission system.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date and Price
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to hit the market by 2016 but no confirmed news has been reported regarding the model’s date of release. Similarly there has been no news on the model’s price range; one should note that it has undergone a cycle of modifications with a brand new exterior make up and interior upgrade. Judging from previous sales, it is expected that the model performs well in the United States and rest of the world.