Hyundai-Kia Corporation introduced 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV in early June 2015. The model is designed for customers in the market of South Korea. The official premiere models for the European market is scheduled for 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. Customers in the US market will have a last chance to become familiar with a facelift Santa Fe SUV. On the ground USA, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe will begin sales during the year 2016. US customers will be offered the new Hyundai Santa Fe and new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport models.
The current generation Santa Fe SUV was presented in 2012. Refreshment, changes and improvements were expected. This is exactly what brings the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Considering that a complete redesign and major improvements are expected in 2-3 years, buyers will have to satisfy the offered facelift and minor changes. When a company offers a redesigned and upgraded model, will be marked the beginning of a new generation of models.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Changes
Changes seen with the model for the Korean market, will be present in models for European customers and customers in the US market. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, designed for the US market will be different from this model by offering drive unit. The biggest changes are visible in the look of the front fascia. 2017 Santa Fe gets a new design of the radiator grille and new LED headlights. Also, the vehicle gets new bumpers, new alloy wheels and a new look rear light clusters with the internal graphics. In addition, the 2017 Santa Fe will be available in three new exterior colors.
To create a vehicle used high-strength steel. Thus, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe will be much safer and more secure. Innovations brought by the facelift model, includes new technology to prevent crashes and upgraded systems. The interior of the vehicle gets new features such as new infotainment system in the dashboard and the new JBL audio system.
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Specs and Prices
On the US market, the base model will be sold as a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. This model has a place for 5 passengers. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe model offers 7 seats. The new facelift model will bring a change in the segment drive unit. As the previous model, the new one will feature 2.4-liter, 2.0-liter and 3.3-liter V6 engines.
The four-cylinder 2.2-liter engine develops 190 horsepower with fuel economy of 20 city/27 hwy mpg. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T trim is equipped with four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It develops 265 horsepower with fuel economy of 19 city/27 hwy mpg. The seven-seater 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with 3.3-liter V6 engine.
Represented, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift, which is intended for markets outside the US, has a different engines. These are four-cylinder 2.0-liter and 2.2-liter diesel engines. Both are combined with a 6-speed AT. The first develops 184 horsepower with 297 pound-feet of torque, while the petrol engine develops 200 horsepower with 325 pound-feet of torque.
Price changes of the new model have not been announced. It is believed that the price 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe will remain unchanged, compared to the price of the current model. Accordingly, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will cost $ 24.950, the starting price 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe will amount to $ 30.150. Premium prices will have the best equipped 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T model. The starting price of this model is $ 31.250.