South Korea has witnessed the introduction of the facelifted Hyundai Santa Fe.
The popular mid-size crossover has been officially unveiled and it is coming with the regular updates which you would expect from a facelift. These include the redesigned radiator grille, the new front and rear bumper, the updated headlights, the new taillights, the additional body colors and, let’s not forget, the new design for the wheels. According to the local media, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is available in five trim levels.
Besides the visual tweaks, the car manufacturer has also performed some work to the chassis which has been improved with the use of high strength steel, which should allow the model to perform better in crash test results. Some of the new safety features which have been added to the facelifted Hyundai Santa Fe include the Dynamic Banding Light, the Around View Monitor, the Advanced Parking Steering Support Systems, the Blind Sport Detection, the Autonomous Emergency Braking, Autonomous Highway Safety Driving, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection and so on. A premium JBL audio system has also been added. Two diesel engines will be offered under its hood and these are the 2.0 liter producing 186 HP (137 kW) at 4,000 rpm and the larger 2.2 liter unit, which is capable of 202 HP (149 kW) at 3,800 rpm. Both of them are Euro 6 compliant. Full details on the European version should be announced soon.