Hyundai has launched a facelifted version of its Santa Fe SUV in Korea and this updated model should find its way into India in the future. Dubbed the Santa Fe Prime, the car gets minor exterior updates and mechanical tweaks. The Santa Fe is a fairly popular choice among SUV buyers in India and it would be smart on Hyundai’s part to bring it to India as soon as possible so that it does not meet the same fate as the Elantra as it lost out to rivals in some part due to the delayed launch of the facelift. Read on to find out all that is new in the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift and more.
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On the outside, Hyundai has made subtle changes to the front and rear bumper and other details. The front bumpers are new with added chrome. Hyundai has also added LED daytime running lamps to the front bumper. The headlamp cluster has also been updated with a slightly different looking LED guide lamps. A new grille, new alloy wheel design and new LED detailing for the tail lamps round off the exterior changes.
On the inside, the changes are not as noticeable with minor updates such as a slightly different shade of accents on the dashboard and seat and revised font for the instrument cluster. The Hyundai Santa Fe facelift gets additional features such as Advanced Cruise Control, autonomous emergency braking, Smart High Beam Assist, dynamic bending lights, JBL Audio System and a 360-degree camera.
In terms of mechanical updates, Hyundai claims to have increased chassis stiffness with high strength steel to improve crash worthiness. Engine line-up is carried forward from the previous model- 2.0 and 2.2 litre diesel units. However, improvements have been made to the responsiveness of these engines and they come with reduced emissions now.
While Hyundai India is yet to confirm plans of bringing the new Hyundai Santa Fe facelift to India, it is pretty much for sure that the updated Santa Fe will be launched in India, most likely with almost all the features of the international-spec model. It maybe noted that Hyundai India has a decent track record of bringing in facelifts and updates without much delay so the facelifted Santa Fe should be available by the start of 2016, if not by the end of 2015.
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