Updated Hyundai Santa Fe will receive a hybrid power plant

Updated Hyundai Santa Fe will receive a hybrid power plant

October 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In addition, the car will receive innovations in the exterior. Sales on the US market should begin before the end of this year.

Hyundai has revealed its updated 2021 Santa Fe mid-size crossover. Externally, the novelty received a more massive radiator grille, as well as updated headlights. At the rear, we note a different design of the bumper and exhaust system. The rear lights have also changed their shape. The side mirrors received additional direction indicators and an electric drive.

The engine range of the novelty consists of 3 power units – the base will be a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Smartstream engine capable of delivering 194 hp, which works in tandem with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The turbo engine has become more powerful – its volume has increased to 2.5 liters, and the output has increased to 281 hp.

Such a power unit will be combined with an 8-band robotic gearbox. An absolute novelty is the hybrid power plant, which is based on a 1.6-liter engine with 180 hp.

It is supplemented by a 13 kWh starter-generator and a 44-kilowatt electric motor. A 1.5 kilowatt-hour battery will be responsible for the operation of the electrical part.

In tandem with the hybrid engine, the 6АКПП and all-wheel drive system work. Variants with classic internal combustion engines will be the first to enter the market – they should appear before the end of this year, but the hybrid version will have to wait until 2021.

Previously, Hyundai began producing the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-fueled trucks. We are talking about the Xcient model, which is intended for the European car market. The first 6 copies have already been delivered to Switzerland.