2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Quickly after its original launch in 2000, this mid-size crossover became one of the company’s most important models. Although critics were not so well, this car instantly became one of the most popular SUVs in North America. Original Santa Fe was so popular that company even had a trouble to supply demand. Second generation model continued in the same way. The newest, third-generation model came in 2013 and, once again, this crossover makes excellent sales results, in this constantly-growing crossover segment. After few years of production, this model will go through some mid-cycle modifications. The refreshed model will come as 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe front view

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe changes

The basics of the car will remain the same. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will be available as 5-seater and also as 7-seater with longer wheelbase. The most of the changes will be related to crossovers visual appearance, so new model will get new, modernized, more aggressive and more attractive look. Most of the changes will be on the front end of the car. However, these changes won’t be so radical, so you will see just slightly modified grille and reshaped bumper. The overall look of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will keep its conventional SUV appearance. When it is about interior, design changes aren’t expected. However, we expect to see some upgrades and improvements when it is about gadgets and other hi-tech features.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe interior

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe engine

The engine line-up is expected to remain the same. The base option will be 3.3 liter V6 with 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Santa Fe will be also available with 2.4 liter inline-four with 190 horses and 181 lb-ft of max torque. The last option will be a turbocharged 2.0 liter Theta II I-4 engine, which output 264 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of twist. All variants could be paired with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe side view

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date and price

According to the information that we have, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe should come in the summer of next year. Price is expected to remain in the same range, between 26.000 and 32.000 dollars.