2016 Hyundai Santa Fe – Release Date, News and Rumors

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Release Date, MPG, Specs, Price – We all know that the Hyundai Santa Fe has always been that SUV that is inexpensive, drives well on most terrains, looks amazing and most imperatively does not cost you an arm and a leg. The new Hyundai Santa Fe for 2016 will certainly be the crossover you don’t want to miss out on after its release.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

It comes with a fully grown outside appearance, improved interior materials and enhanced engines that will ensure the vehicle’s performance remains competitive in its segment. A new novelty will be the addition of a new version to the current trims.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe exterior, rear view, alloy wheels, taillights

The Korean automaker is certainly a prominent automobile company that is based in South Korea and its plans of unleashing the new Santa Fe will be met with mixed reactions depending on the perspective each person will be willing to view it from.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe front view, exterior, headlights and grille

We expect the vehicle to come with some of the newest technological specs meant to improve its overall performance. However, well-researched industry reports and rumours allege that the new Hyundai Santa Fe 2016 will mostly be a carryover of the previous model and no significant changes will be impacted on it. The following is a detailed review about the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. We might also consider the competition vehicles which is very much versatile and ranges from 2016 Toyota Highlander, 2016 Ford Explorer, 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Kia Sorento and 2016 Nissan Pathfinder.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Changes

Key redesigns are likely to take part in the front fascia of the imminent 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. The new SUV will assuredly give the vehicle a refreshed and larger grille than the model it is replacing, at least according to what spy photos reveal.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe front
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe front

Expect it to come with a front bumper that will have more bulges, which will replace the ones in its predecessor. On the aft bumper, the crossover will come with a more edgy posterior.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe side angle,black color, alloy wheels

Some of the features worth waiting for will include heated outside mirrors, projected headlamps, twin exhaust, roof rail, silica tires on its 17” alloy wheels and black spoiler on with HSML.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe back
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe back

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicle will come with a towing load of to 2,000lbs. while the Sport 2.0T will increase that by approximately 500lbs. Buyers should expect the body of the vehicle to feature a palette of colours which will include Mineral Grey, Platinum Graphite, Canyon Copper, Marlin Blue, Sparkling Silver, Twilight Black, Serrano Red and Frost White Pearl.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe side view, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Colours

The inside of the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will likely put it in the same class as other high-class spendthrift Sports cars. It will be made available as either a 5, 6 or 7 seating capacity configuration vehicle. You should expect the Limited model to be the six-seater.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe interior
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe interior

The new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will come with a calfskin leather upholstery in the cabin and will be notably present in the entry way boards, steering wheel and seats. Would-be users should also expect Cowhide leather to adorn the armrest.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe interior, rear leather seats

The new features and accessories will include built-in cooler, 4.3” colour touchscreen, a cluster ionizer, dual zone climate control, rear view camera, BlueLink Telematics System, etc.

Additionally, the new Hyundai Santa Fe will come with a 6-disc changer that will have both a memory card support and USB.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe trunk

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs

According to industry pundits, the engine bound to be under the hood of the Santa Fe will be almost similar to that of its predecessor. The engine will be a 3.3L V6 capable of cranking out 290 horsepower and 252 lbs. of torque.

The 7-seater model will come equipped with a six-speed auto transmission system. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 5-seater, on the other hand, will come with a turbocharged 2.0L 1-4-cylinder powerplant able to provide 264 horsepower and 259 lbs. of torque.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe engine

The fuel consumption rating, according to many sources will be 19/27 mpg in the city/highway, while the top speed is estimated to be 125 miles per hour. The other engine that will most likely be made available will be a 2.4L 1-4, capable of generating up to 190 hp and 181lbs. of torque. Its projected fuel consumption rating should be around 20/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.1 in. (193.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.2 in. (74.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 146.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 13.5 cu.ft. (max 80.0 cu.ft.)
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 128 mph
0-60: 7,1 sec
MPG: 20/27/23 city/highway/combined
Available Exterior Colors: Becketts Black, Circuit Silver, Iron Frost, Java Espresso, Monaco White, Night Sky Pearl, Regal Red Pearl, Storm Blue …
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe will make it to showrooms before the fall of this year. In order to drive this car home, you will have to chunk out about $35,000.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe release date

Furthermore, there are rumours also suggesting that the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe might make a hybrid powertrain available through the reports are inconclusive.

2016 Hyundai Tucson – Release Date and Review

2016 Hyundai Tucson Release Date, MPG, Specs, Colors – In a nut shell, the upcoming new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is an all-new model. Hyundai calls the sleek new stylings and redesigns a “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language. Therefore, Hyundai is suggesting a more evolutionary product than a revolutionary one is what is about to grace us. After all, the version 2.0 is nothing but an outgrowth of the original. But admittedly, beneath Tucson’s stylish skin lies some revolution stuff in the works.

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson takes pride in offering a fuel efficient turbocharged engine, cutting edge safety and technology features, and spacious interior. Indeed, the newest kid on the block will certainly be an unequivocal threat capable of disrupting the compact SUV status quo.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon white color, front angle, grille and headlights

All of Tucson’s models come with a fresh adult friendly rear seat and improved cargo volume. It also comes with improved dimensions: 3” longer and 1.1” wider than before. New upscale features are also forthcoming in the vehicle with the likes of LED headlights and 8” touchscreen interface, frontal collision intervention and lane departure warning systems being made available for the first time.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon blue color, rear angle, taillights

It is interesting to note that the vehicle lies between the compact and subcompact segments. Despite the striking features in the fresh 2016 Hyundai Tucson, you might also want to check out other compact stalwarts like the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V, which like the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe offer large interior space but decreased verve.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon trunk

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2016 Hyundai Tucson

The new and upcoming Hyundai Tucson 2016 is a five-passenger compact crossover available in five trims: SE, ECO, Sport, and top-of-the-range Limited model. The base SE model will feature a 2.0-liter engine, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlight accents, privacy glass, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, a trip computer, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks with recline, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system with a USB port, CD player, an auxiliary input jack and satellite radio, and a rearview camera.

2016 Hyundai Tucson front
2016 Hyundai Tucson front

The Eco adds the LED daytime running lights, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat (with lumbar) and roof rails. Step up to the Sport and you get a hands-free power liftgate, 19-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats,  and a few new safety technologies.

2016 Hyundai Tucson back
2016 Hyundai Tucson back

The Limited throws in upgraded interior trim with additional soft-touch surfaces, LED headlights and taillights, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power passenger seat, rear air vents, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker audio system and a navigation system.

2016 Hyundai Tucson interior
2016 Hyundai Tucson interior

Offered exclusively on the Limited is an Ultimate package that includes rear parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, an upgraded gauge cluster with a color trip computer, heated rear seats, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking and lane-departure warning.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Engine Specs – 2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson SE model will be equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 164 hp and 151 lbs. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed auto transmission system and either a FWD or an AWD. EPA puts the fuel economy ratings at 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD and 21/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the all-wheel-drive.

The Sport, Eco and Limited trims step up to a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 175 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual which works similarly to a regular automatic.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon engine

The Eco features less rolling resistance smaller tires, and EPA estimates the fuel economy to stand at around 26/33/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD and 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with an all-wheel-drive. However, the hefty 19” tires on both the Limited and Sport knock down those figures to 25/30/27 mpg with the front-wheel-drive and 24/28/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive systems.

Standard safety features on the vehicle will include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, hill-hold assist and hill descent control.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 176.2 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 102.2 ft³
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 31.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3,369 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ash Black, Caribbean Blue, Chromium Silver, Coliseum Grey, Majove Sand, Ruby Wine, Sedona Sunset, Winter White…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs

Price & Release Date of the New Hyundai Tucson For 2016

Expect the new Hyundai Tucson 2016 to set you back by around $24,500 for the base version. It should be available in the market towards the summer of this year.

2016 Hyundai Tucson release date
2016 Hyundai Tucson release date

New 2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date and Review

The new 2017 Hyundai Azera has been spotted undergoing testing. Despite the heavy camouflage on its exterior, the new model seems to have received several mild refreshments touching on its exterior and interior facets. As is evident from the disguise, details of its release date and pricing are still far from being revealed. The following review is based on our rendering of the facelifted 2017 Azera.

2017 Hyundai Azera spy shots

Just like the Accent, Sonata, Elantra, and the Tucson, the refreshed 2017 Hyundai Azera returns with the brand’s signature Fluidic Sculpture design language. What this therefore means is that the new model features a sophisticated, sleek, and modern style that create a constant motion illusion. As the images show, the exterior profile is sleek and accented by carefully designed wraparound headlights and sleek roofline.

2017 Hyundai Azera front angle, headlights and grille

The same distinct character outside continues to flow inside. The materials’ quality has been updated, and so have the technologies thus creating an upscale ambiance. According to teaser photos, the new Azera’s luxurious appointments rival even the finest premium competitor brands. The interior, as before, remains curvaceous.

Recent rumors say the new model gets subtle interior updates such as a redesigned panoramic sunroof that allows for more natural light into the cabin. The seat design allows for a comfortable ride. And like before, leather seating is standard across the entire model range. However, the brittle, shiny plastics used in some places cheapen an otherwise excellent cabin within its price range.

2017 Hyundai Azera side view, silver color,alloy wheels

It is still expected the Hyundai Azera will come with a 3.3L V6 engine rated at 293 horsepower and 255 lbs. ft. of torque. Power that is sent to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. 0-60 mph only takes 6.8 seconds. According to previous estimates, EPA ratings give the existing model a 23 mpg for combined crash impact assessment.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, taillights, tailpipe and badges

Although the new model scores large in terms of the plethora of standard features offered, large trunk and passenger space, smooth ride quality, and a long warranty coverage among others, the Hyundai Azera finds itself in a segment infested with all-rounded rivals that include the Kia Cadenza, Toyota Avalon, Buick LaCrosse, and the Chrysler 300.

2017 Hyundai Azera Release Date & Price

2017 Hyundai Azera release date

According to pundits well versed with the segment, the new model will highly go for sale for an MSRP that exceeds the $35,175 price mark that the previous model was offered for. Lease deals should also be expected. Its release date is expected to take place sometime in mid-2017.

2017 Hyundai Azera Exterior

2017 Hyundai Azera rear angle, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior changes are mild, and while they’re highly concealed, our spy photographers managed to get a detail or two. First, the grille is larger than before, and together with the HID headlights, give the face a masculine stance. Second, the beltline seems to have received a mild redesign that is unique and undulating, and allows for a sleek, long roofline accented by the wraparound LED taillights and third window.

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, overhead view

Some of the exterior features to expect include automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, and foglights for the base Azera, the Azera Limited sedan comes with an automatic high-beam control, xenon headlights, LED foglights, a panoramic sunroof, and 19-inch wheels.

2017 Hyundai Azera Interior

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, steering wheels, lcd screen, gear shift knob and dashboard

Although not confirmed yet, rumors allege the new model gains an outstanding performance and fuel economy efficiency. This is expected to be achieved through several weight-cutting measures that should result in delivering a great combination of fuel efficiency, performance, and agility.

2017 Hyundai Azera steering wheel, front and back leather seats

Other reports say the suspension has been upgraded. Benefits of the suspension upgrade include an optimized road surface contact, an increased driving comfort, and an improved ride comfort with more wheel/body control.
Standard accessories should include keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free automatic-opening trunk, an 8-way power front passenger seat, leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, satellite radio, a rearview mirror, Hyundai’s Blue Link emergency communications, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and driver-memory settings.

Available Trims

Two trims should be expected: 2017 Hyundai Azera base, and Limited.

Engine Specs

2017 Hyundai Azera engine

Under the hood, the new 2017 Hyundai Azera returns with a 293 horsepower – generating 3.3L V6 engine rated at 23 mpg combined by the EPA.

Specifications

2017 Hyundai Azera front view, white color, headlights, grille, alloy wheels

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4 in. (112 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.7 in. (193.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.2 in. (73.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 104 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 3684 lb
Top Speed: 148 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 20/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Eclipse Black, Pewter Gray Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Starlight Silver, Diamond White Pearl, Moroccan Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety Review

2017 Hyundai Azera safety, airbags

Among the facelifts slated for the 2017 Hyundai Azera include also new safety technologies. Some of them include frontal-collision warning, lane-departure warning, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor, a slew of airbags, and parking sensors. The IIHS gave the existing model a “Good” rating for roof strength, side impact, and moderate-overlap frontal off-set tests. Results for the new Hyundai Azera 2017 will be updated here on its release date.

Image gallery

2017 Hyundai Azera auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Azera rear view, silver color, alloy wheels, taillights

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, white color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Hyundai Azera exterior, side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Azera side view, gray color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Azera rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, lcd screen

2017 Hyundai Azera interior, leather seats, sunroof