There is no official details on the announcement of the the European or American market versions 2010 Santa Fe facelift. But in Korea, Hyundai had released a digital brochure for their Korean Domestic Model (which most probably will enter malaysian market). The brochure provides us with the new photos of the Korean model.
There seems to be few changes in the 2010 Santa Fe facelift which includes a redesigned bumper and grille.And the tail light had been reworked as well and a set of 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels is fitted to the new model.
The Korean automaker says that the Santa Fe’s refreshed interior benefits from higher grade materials along with a redesigned center console, new upholstery for the seats, updated trim and new equipment features.
Aside from exterior and interion changes, the Santa Fe will receive some engine treatment as well. Most probably it will be equipped with the Kia group’s newly developed ‘R’ diesel engine lineup which consists of two 4-cylinder units with a 184HP/396Nm 2.0 liter engine and the 200HP/436Nm 2.2 liters engine. Both engine will be mated to a new 6-speed automatic transmission.
As for the fuel consumption, the 2.0 liter engine will suck 1 liter of fuel for every 15 km (15km/l) and the 2.2 liter version will go up to 14.1 km for the same amount of fuel (14.1km/l).