2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is all set to recreate the same impact that it had on the American automobile industry as it had accomplished in 1990. The model was re-introduced in 2001 as the first major Sports Utility Vehicle by the Hyundai Motor Company. It should be noted that the model was initially designed based on the “Sonata platform” developed by the same company. Major competitors at the time of its release included Pontiac Aztek and Ford Escape; however, the model continued to become the best-selling SUV model by Hyundai in the United States of America by 2007. The model’s name “Santa Fe” has been derived from a city located n Mexico that goes by the same name.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is speculated to pack a very powerful engine, the likes of which have never been featured on previous models. The power consists of a GDi 3.3L, V-6 cylinder engine that can effectively produce a total power output of 290 HP & torque output of 260 lbft. It further sports an updated suspension mechanism with improved towing abilities. The engine has been conveniently paired with an automatic 6 speed power transmission system; it further features a standard all wheel driving platform but has been noted to lack smooth handling which will be addressed in upcoming models.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be available in two distinct trim versions. These include a shorter wheel base model and a longer wheel base model. The former trim is capable of comfortably seating a total of 5 adult passengers and has been provided with all standard features & functionalities. However, the latter model is known to offer a greater space for seating in addition to stocking cargo or luggage. It’s longer wheel base model allows it to comfortably carry a total of 7 people in a three row seating arrangement along with ample amount f space for storing cargo. The model is also noted to have a high performance power train than compared to the standard or base model.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Changes
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe features a highly modified exterior which his reflected in its new fresh look. The model has been provided with a brand new tail lights & head lights in addition to of a redesigned grille. It also offers a relatively wider range of options for customers to choose their favorite set of wheels for their vehicle. Also, its new design coupled with larger wheel size & improved riding height allows provides a refined & aggressive look combined with an elegant expression.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date, Price & Interior Features
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is expected to hit the stores all over the world by the end of 2015 as a 2016 model. Its base version is speculated to be effectively priced at a modest $30,000 compared to the $40,000 price tag of the longer wheel base version.
This not only includes an increased passenger & luggage capacity but also features many new functions such as 3 zone climate control system, electrically powered seats, panoramic sun roof, keyless start up and satellite based navigation etc.