2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Spy Shots Reveal Minor Styling Changes
Hyundai Santa Fe (2016 model year) spied testing in South Korea!
Korean automobile fans have spotted a heavily camouflaged Hyundai Santa Fe prototype, recently.
Set for release sometime this autumn, the refreshed Santa Fe will receive a mid-cycle makeover and these latest spy pictures show some of the changes we can expect.
2016 Santa Fe Changes
There is still a somewhat fresh feeling to the current model of the Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, given that it only hit the market roughly two and a half years back.
The 2016 Santa Fe will also feature updated LED headlamps, new fog lamp design and refreshed front bumper.
Changes are also going to be made to the back bumper, where new tail lamps will be added.
Also new to the refreshed model will be front parking sensors, new alloy wheel designs, and, according to latest sources close to the carmaker, an upgraded interior.
The one thing that isn’t likely to change is the engine line-up, which is expected to stay the same as it is now.
There will be some tweaks made to the existing gasoline and diesel engines, so that they still maintain the same power, but so do whilst using less fuel and lowering CO2 emissions.
The upcoming model is rumored to introduce a hybrid power through a technology known as e-4WD.
You can learn more about Hyundai e-4WD drive here.
Regenerative braking, which is an energy recovery system that effects a braking mechanism by making use of the kinetic energy of the vehicle itself, is also rumored to be included “in the mix”.
Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date
The changes will be delivered across the Santa Fe range, which means both models, including the 5- and 7-seat versions will be updated.
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will likely be launched in the second half of 2015. (Photos: bobaedream)