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New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift: engine specs confirmed

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Hyundai has confirmed more facts on the revised Santa Fe SUV’s powertrain line-up, which will feature a diesel, hybrid and – for the to start with time – a plug-in hybrid powertrain. 

The refreshed Hyundai Santa Fe will go on sale in the British isles in September, with costs starting off from all over £40,000. To start with deliveries are anticipated to arrive toward the finish of the yr.

The plug-in hybrid Santa Fe’s powertrain will comprise a turbocharged 1.six-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a 90bhp electric motor and a thirteen.9kWh lithium-ion battery pack – which gives a blended highest output of 261bhp and 350Nm of torque. On the other hand, it’s not thanks to attain the British isles market till early 2021.

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So, for the time currently being, the only electrified powertrain offered is a 227bhp hybrid petrol device. It’ll be on sale from the SUV’s start and uses the same 1.six-litre engine as the plug-in model, albeit with a marginally less highly effective electric motor and lesser 1.49kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Hyundai also says that it’ll be offered with either front- or four-wheel drive.

Each hybrid powertrains are hitched to a freshly made six-pace computerized transmission, which Hyundai says is both equally smoother and extra gasoline successful than the preceding model’s gearbox. The two engines also feature a new low-pressure exhaust gasoline recirculation process and continually variable valve timing, which Hyundai statements increases gasoline efficiency by 5 p.c and decreases emissions by 12 p.c.

Last but not least, potential buyers have the solution of a turbocharged two.two-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 199bhp and 440Nm of torque. Not like the Santa Fe’s outgoing diesel device, this new engine is produced typically from aluminium, which has shaved 19.5kg off the car’s kerb weight.

The diesel also has a new gasoline injection process and enhanced inside components, which assistance to decrease the engine’s friction and strengthen gasoline overall economy. The powertrain is mated to a new 8-pace dual-clutch computerized gearbox – and, like the hybrids, potential buyers can opt for from either front- or four-wheel drive.

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For the to start with time, Hyundai’s four-wheel drive process is fitted with a terrain mode selector, which gives certain setups for snow, gravel and mud. The drivetrain also comes with a few driving modes – Eco, Ease and comfort and Activity – which can deactivate drive to the rear axle to strengthen gasoline efficiency or distribute the engine’s torque throughout the SUV’s axles for additional stability, sending either 35 for every cent or fifty for every cent of the engine’s ability to the rear wheels.

New Hyundai Santa Fe: facelift updates

Hyundai refers to this tweaked Santa Fe as a facelift – but it’s substantially extra than a simple bumper and trim update. It’s in fact dependent on a absolutely diverse system to the outgoing model, with Hyundai adopting the same technique that Land Rover did with the most up-to-date Discovery Activity.

The Santa Fe now shares the same system as the US- and China-only Sonata saloon, which has extra assistance for Hyundai’s most up-to-date chassis technological innovation and interior products.

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Thanks to the system swap, the Santa Fe has amplified in size. It’s 15mm more time, 10mm broader and 5mm taller than the model it replaces, with proportions of four,785mm, 1,900mm and 1,685mm respectively. Hyundai says this has unlocked extra area in the cabin for travellers, including an additional 34mm of legroom for rear-seat occupants.

Hyundai has also specified the Santa Fe a fairly sizeable cosmetic update, with new T-formed LED daytime running lights, a redesigned radiator grille, a pair of subtly tweaked bumpers, broader wheel arches and a new, total-width LED tail mild.

Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions will arrive as standard with a set of aerodynamically successful 19-inch alloy wheels, though potential buyers can have twenty-inch alloys as an optional additional. There is also a choice of a few new paint finishes – Glacier White, Taiga Brown and Lagoon Blue – bringing the SUV’s variety of colour options to 9.

Inside, there’s a new floating centre console, a new gear selector and a host of additional storage bins. Hyundai has also fitted a new 12.three-inch digital instrument cluster and ten.twenty five-inch infotainment monitor with wi-fi assistance for Apple CarPlay and Android Car – and, like the outdated model, a head-up exhibit is offered on the increased-specced Quality SE variant.

New Hyundai Santa Fe: protection technological innovation

Hyundai has specified the Santa Fe’s protection technological innovation a improve, as well, with the enterprise including its Highway Generate Help 1.5 semi-autonomous functionality, which can presume control of the car’s steering, throttle and brakes on the motorway. Purchasers also get lane-preserving guide, blind-location collision avoidance and an autonomous parking process.

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In addition, there’s a new reverse parking collision avoidance process, which uses the SUV’s rear camera and parking sensors to detect obstacles when reversing. Like most parking sensor programs, it’ll offer an audible warning for close by objects – but if the driver gets as well close, the process will automatically implement the brakes to prevent hurt to the auto.

There is a new Distant Intelligent Parking Help process, as well, which lets the driver to remotely move the SUV into a tight parking area utilizing the critical – with out currently being in the vehicle.

Hyundai says its upgraded underpinnings also give the new Santa Fe better managing and enhanced crash protection, many thanks to its substantial use of substantial-tensile steel and its redesigned crumple zones. Refinement ought to also be enhanced, with Hyundai fitting added audio dampening in vibration-delicate regions such as the engine bay and suspension towers.

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