The facelifted Hyundai Santa Fe has been unveiled in South Korea. Christened Santa Fe Prime, this mid-cycle update gets minor cosmetic tweaks to the exterior along with a few technological updates.
The front grille of the Santa Fe Prime gets more pronounced chrome slats, which is flanked on both sides by a new headlamp cluster integrating LED DRLs. The lower bumper has been redesigned with new fog lamps, while the rear of the car now sports a new tail lamp cluster and tail pipes.
The Santa Fe Prime gets a revised chassis which has been strengthened with high strength steel. It also gets a host of additional safety equipment like autonomous highway safety driving, autonomous emergency braking, advanced smart cruise control and blind spot detection system. While the Santa Fe gets a 2.2-litre engine in India, the other global markets also get the option of a 2.0-litre turbo diesel, 2.4-litre GDI and a 3.3-litre V6.
The 2015 Santa Fe was launched in India over a year ago, at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo and has been selling in pretty decent numbers ever since. We can expect this facelift to be introduced here in a couple of months. The Santa Fe rivals other premium SUVs like the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Captiva, Ford Endeavour and the Renault Koleos.