The new facelifted Hyundai Santa-Fe range made its first appearance, packing a fresher design and more onboard technology.
Both the Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Sport received a subtle redesign which includes a brushed-appearance front grille, new LED daytime running lights, updated headlights and taillights, dual exhausts and a new rocker panel trim design with silver detailing among others.
Hyundai has also added a lot more tech into the package by introducing more infotainment options with the latest connectivity features and an array of safety systems like a Smart Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and a set of adaptive lights with High Beam Assist.
Another new feature is the Drive Mode selection which offers three settings, Sport-Eco-Normal. Hyundai continues to offer the Santa Fe range in front- and all-wheel drive versions while the powertrain line-up remains as is, including a 185hp 2.4-litre and a turbocharged 245hp 2.0-litre petrol engine for the Sport, with the seven-seater Santa Fe using a 290hp 3.3-litre V6. All models are fitted with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport continues to offer a long list of standard equipment which includes a Rearview Camera, automatic on/off headlights, remote keyless entry with alarm, bodycolor heated exterior power mirrors with driver’s blind spot mirror, LED headlight accents, daytime running lights, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free smartphone system.
Hyundai also offers as an option their new Blue Link suite of connected safety and diagnostic features as well as the latest gadgetry meaning a Remote Start with Climate Control, Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Remote Door Lock/Unlock.
The new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport is arriving at the dealers now with prices starting at $25,350 for the FWD Sport 2.4L model and $30,800 for the FWD Santa Fe SE model.