2016 Hyundai Santa Fe unveiled at the ongoing Delhi Auto Expo, launch to follow
Hyundai has revealed the new Santa Fe facelift at the ongoing Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida with exterior revisions and minor mechanical changes along with added features to the already long equipment list. On the outside, the new Santa Fe features tweaked grille, chrome detailing on the front and rear bumpers, an optional new panaromic sunroof, LED guide lamps, darker tint on headlights, slim front grille with horizontal slats, LED daytime-running lights on the front bumper, black coloured front crash guard, skid plates and body cladding, bolder rear scuff plate, shark fin antenna, all-new redesigned 18 and optional 19-inch alloy wheels and LED strips on the tail lamp cluster.
As for the interiors, the facelifted SUV remains unaltered despite the noticeable changes being revisions to accents on the dashboard and instrument cluster with new fonts. The features list comprises of Smart High Beam Assist, Lane change assist, Rear-cross traffic alert, Advanced cruise control, Dynamic Bending Lights, autonomous emergency braking, a 360-degree camera and a JBL surround-sound system. The current generation of the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was launched for the Indian market only in 2014 and therefore the engines propelling the model won’t be changed. Mechanically, the SUV carries forward the engine from the outgoing version with slight updates to the 2.2-litre diesel unit. But they have been tweaked to provide improved response with reduced vibrations and better emissions capabilities. The 2.2-litre quad-cylinder turbocharged common-rail diesel engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 194 bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque. The diesel mill is mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox with two wheel drive as standard and four wheel drive offered as an option. The facelifted Santa Fe measures about 4690 mm in length, 1880 mm in width and 1690 mm in height.