The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Prime (facelift) has been unveiled in South Korea. Exterior changes include new headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new front bumper, new fog lamps with chrome garnishing on the edges, new alloy wheel design (18- or 19-inch), new tail lamps, new rear bumper and new trapezoidal dual exhaust pipes inspired from the 2016 Tucson. One more change at the rear is that the reflectors on the rear bumper are pushed towards the corners and have been re-shaped.
Three new exterior colours are introduced to the 2016 Santa Fe Prime range – Tan Brown, Beige Chalk and Mineral Blue. The interior has also been refreshed with minor changes. The font of the instrument cluster has been changed for more clarity. A JBL sound audio system is offered now.
The facelifted model packs new safety and assistance features like High-Beam Assist (HBA), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Dynamic Bending Light (adaptive headlights), Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Advanced Parking Steering Assistance System (APSAS), 100 megapixel reversing camera and Around View Monitoring (AVM) which provides a 360 degree camera view to let the driver keep an eye on the SUV’s front, rear, side, and the blind spots around it.
In the home market, the 2016 Santa Fe Prime is available with two engine options, each of which is available with both front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. Depending on the engine and drivetrain option chosen, up to five trim levels are available.
The 2.0-litre e-VGT R2.2 CRDi diesel engine produces 186 PS (184 hp) and 41.0 kg.m (403 Nm) of torque. The 2.2-litre e-VGT R2.2 CRDi diesel engine produces 202 PS (200 hp) and 45.0 kg.m (441 Nm of torque). 6-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range. The engine has been refined for lesser vibration and noise, and for a richer driving experience. The CO2 emission is rated at as low as 143 g/km but it can get as high as 173 g/km depending on the configuration. Combined fuel economy is rated at as high as 13.8 km/l but can be as low as 11.6 km/l depending on the configuration.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Prime (facelift) prices for South Korea
2.0 2WD e-VGT R2.0 diesel engine (Euro 6):
R2.0 2WD Smart Auto – ₩ 28,170,000
R2.0 2WD Modern Auto – ₩ 28,900,000
R2.0 2WD Premium Auto – ₩ 29,850,000
R2.0 2WD Exclusive Auto – ₩ 31,980,000
R2.0 2WD Exclusive Special Auto – ₩ 33,180,000
2.0 4WD e-VGT R2.0 diesel engine (Euro 6):
R2.0 4WD Premium Auto – ₩ 31,950,000
R2.0 4WD Exclusive Auto – ₩ 34,080,000
R2.0 4WD Exclusive Special Auto – ₩ 35,280,000
2.2 2WD e-VGT R2.2 diesel engine (Euro 6):
R2.2 2WD Premium Auto – ₩ 31,150,000
R2.2 2WD Exclusive Auto – ₩ 33,030,000
R2.2 2WD Exclusive Special Auto – ₩ 34,230,000
2.2 4WD e-VGT R2.2 diesel engine (Euro 6):
R2.2 4WD Premium Auto – ₩ 33,250,000
R2.2 4WD Exclusive Auto – ₩ 35,130,000
R2.2 4WD Exclusive Special Auto – ₩ 36,330,000