The South Korean automaker has decided to revise the Santa Fe crossover SUV yet again and the end result can be admired during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
Last year during the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show we have been greeted by the facelift for the Euro-spec 2016 Santa Fe and almost half a year later the same goes for the 2017 model year in US-guise. The 2017 MY Hyundai Santa Fe adopts a different styling up front, where the radiator grille has become increasingly massive and is flanked by slender sweptback projector headlights. There’s also a fresh take on the front bumper that adopts new Tucson-inspired LED daytime running lights and the midsize sport utility vehicle has also been granted new designs for the 17-, 18-, and 19-inch alloys. Inside there’s a standard five-inch color LCD display (seven-inch touchscreen display on the seven-seat Santa Fe), new cup holders, a latest generation infotainment system, and an increasingly impressive range of safety and assistance amenities such as Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and adaptive lights with High Beam Assist, while a rearview camera has also become standard.
The US powertrain range has remained unmodified but Hyundai has decided to include the Drive Mode which comes with Sport, Eco, and Normal settings. The options include a 2.4-liter engine (185 horsepower), a 2.0 turbo (245 hp), and a 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp) which is exclusive to the seven-seat model. Pricing starts at $25,320 when the 2017 Santa Fe will travel to the dealer showrooms.