At this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai revealed the brand new 2010 Santa Fe Facelift. Although the car will go on sale in Europe in 2010 yet, it is already available in South Korea, Hyundai's domestic market.
The car features numerous exterior enhancements, including new bumpers, reshaped front grille, new front fog lights and redesigned head and taillights.
Twin exhaust pipes also contribute to a more sporty appearance. Interior modifications include a new instrument panel, a navigation system and a rear view camera available as an option.
Several engine configurations are available, powered by either gasoline or diesel. There is a new 2.2-liter CRDi turbo unit that produces 197 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,500 rpm.
The unit is mated to 6-speed manual transmission and allows the car to run from 0 to sixty in 9.5 seconds, with a top speed of 190 km/h. Fuel consumption is more efficient, with this particular configuration burning 6.6 liters of fuel every 100 km (35.6 mpg) and releasing 174 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Also available is a 2.4-liter petrol unit that develops 174 horsepower and is mated to a manual transmission (a 6-speed automatic gearbox is also offered as an option).
This powerplant enables the Santa Fe to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and makes it achieve a maximum speed of 190 km/h. Fuel consumption is 8.5 l/100km (27.6 mpg) while CO2 emissions go as high as 203 g/km.