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The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe has been on sale for a while now, but will now be re-launched with some additional features to keep it more relevant. The flagship Korean SUV will not get any mechanical or cosmetic alterations and will continue to be powered by the same 2.2-litre four-pot diesel engine. This CRDi churns out 197 horses at 3800 rpm and peak torque is delivered between 1800-2500 rpm. This number stands 420 Nm for the 6-speed manual version, and 436 Nm of torque for the 6-speed slushbox.
Centre console of the outgoing model for reference.
The new model will feature the following upgrades:
- New 8-inch touchscreen with GPS navigation and Voice Assist.
- Bluetooth and iPOD connectivity. The former helps in streaming music and in making & receiving calls.
- DVD/USB/AUX-in functionalities and video playback through DVD or USB.
- The SUV will also come with automatic headlights that’ll come on when it becomes dark.
Climate-control information will be moved to the larger 8-inch screen.
Hyundai claims the 8-inch unit on the new model is the “largest in segment” and the carmaker will offer map updates for the first three years of the vehicle’s ownership. This updated model for 2015 is just a stopgap measure by Hyundai as an all-new Santa Fe is scheduled for global launch by the end of this year.