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2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe Changes: The SUV Gets Hybrid Drivetrain

As you may know, Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV will receive a big number of updates, so this means that the stretched version should also come different than now. We already saw the prototype, but since it was camouflaged, we don’t have the exact details. Yet, despite that, it is clearly evident that the 2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe should look pretty much as the newest Tucson.

2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe: Redesign and Changes

The exterior updates mostly covered the front fascia of the 2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe, so the SUV now gets a restyled grille and refreshed headlights. In addition, both front and rear bumpers will be changed too, so you can expect more aggressive styling. This three-row seven seats crossover will offer a redesigned interior as well. There will be an upgraded infotainment and indubitably more attractive upholstery. And while the exterior and interior makes an impression that the SUV received just a cosmetic update, the new safety system gives us the right to say that Hyundai’s safety department did the biggest job here. This is because the vehicle gets several new features like an adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, new blind spot technology autonomous and highway safety driving. Moreover, the safety measures will be further improved with more high-strength steel in its chassis, so the new Grand Santa Fe could be a good rival to other full-size SUVs.

2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe Gets Hybrid

The engine department also did a good job, so the 2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe will offer a hybrid drivetrain that combines a 3.3-liter V6 engine and an electric motor. The motor will be in charge for the front wheels, while the motor works with the rear. An amazing 2.2-liter CRDI engine will continue, but the U.S. model won’t get the diesel option this time. The engine will have or power, so the European buyers can expect around five horses more and whooping 325 lb-ft of twist. However, the SUV will offer a 2-liter turbo, as well as the 2.4-liter GDI.

The arrival of the updated 2016 Hyundai Grand Santa Fe is scheduled for the end of the year, and the starting price might go up a little bit.