2016 Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid, review, changes – This family car is one of the more affordable midsize SUV vehicles on the market which do offer a complete package. It is a comfortable and fuel efficient vehicle which can easily move five or seven passengers in perfect comfort over pretty much any type of terrain. It does have its drawbacks though but these can easily be overlooked considering its base price. The new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 is going to be just a mid life facelift of the current generation of the car and just like before, it will come in two different versions, a Sport model which only has 5 seats or a full size model with 7 seven seats.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe review
On the interior, the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is likely to keep the same or very similar design to the current generation. This is mostly because a new model is going to launch in 2018 that will change the entire car. The basic model on the other hand is going to receive a slightly higher spec for the interior with more equipment such as an infotainment center, dual or triple zone automatic climate control, depending on the mode as well as electric and heated front seats for both the Sport and the LWB models.
Its exterior won’t changes too much, which means that it will look mostly like its predecessor. Slightly changes will be on the front fascia and rear end. New type of wheels will be available and its buyers will be able to personalize vehicle on its own wishes. Like before it features Projector headlights with LED accents (optional HID Xenon) and LED taillights.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe hybrid specs
Engine wise, the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 will be offered with few engine options, which depends on sales markets. The Korean version comes with 2.0-liter base engine that delivers 183 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque. The long wheelbase model on the other hand will be available with a 2.2-liter powerplant with 199 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. On the US SUV market it will available with 2.4-liter diesel engine and bigger 3.3-liter V6 petrol powerplant. The Hybrid model will also be available in US, which will likely offer a 200 horsepower hybrid powertrain with all-wheel-drive system, but unfortunately it hasn’t been officially confirmed by Hyundai so far.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 release date and changes
While Hyundai only said that they are going to release a new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 hybrid on the upcoming model, they never really said that the car is going to receive a facelift. However, this became obvious with the release of a few pictures which show a Santa Fe in camouflage that shows a more rounded design as well as a slightly longer body. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date for this should be in the first months of 2016, while the price won’t change that much over the current model.