2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift Caught in South Korea

by May 17, 2015All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots6 comments

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Today we can share with you first spy photos of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift caught while the car continue its testing around South Korea.

Looking at the pictures, the Hyundai Santa Fe facelift expected to introduce little updates such as a Tucson inspired muffler, but now in the latest pictures we can see a different muffler, redesigned front and rear bumpers, newly designed LED front and rear lights plus newly alloy wheels.

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift is expected to be first mass production Hyundai SUV in cooperation with Hyundai WIA (a member of the Hyundai Motor Group and the 2nd biggest automotive parts manufacturer in South Korea) and to be launched this year.

This technology will be named as “e-4WD” and it will be mounted on the rear wheel of the SUVs. The system will transmits the power to the rear wheels only, while the petrol engine will move the front wheels. A regenerative braking system to charge the battery with the energy generated at the time of deceleration will be mounted. 

Recently Hyundai Wia was started the final stage of the e-4WD system development scheduled for next year’s production. The system may be mounted on the Hyundai Motor’s main SUV, the Santa Fe. The e-4WD system can be selectively controlled from the interior. Maybe there will also be some upgraded engines when it´s time for a debut later this year.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

6 Comments

  1. Jimbo
    • thekcb

      Thanks for the tip Jimbo! I will share as soon as I can. The thing is I was so busy this past week at the dealer, impossible to do anything

      Reply
      • Jimbo

        Cool. Thanks for the new post. I regularly check Korean blogs for updates. Will let you know if I find anything new.

        Reply
        • Jose Antonio López

          If you find something interesting, just email us to thekoreancarblog@gmail.com

          Thank you again! 😉

          Reply
          • Jimbo

            Will do.

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