Hyundai will soon start selling a PHEV version of its popular crossover Santa Fe in the European market. The hybrid model uses a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a 59 hp electric motor and 1.49 kWh lithium-ion battery. The total output of the hybrid powertrain is 227 hp and 350 NM of torque.
The PHEV version of Santa Fe uses the same powertrain but with a 13.8 kWh battery pack and a more powerful electric motor with 90 hp. The combined output of the PHEV model is 261 hp and 350 NM of torque.
Buyers in Europe can also go for the diesel variant. The new 2.2-liter diesel engine pumps out 199 hp and 440 NM of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine is from the SmartStream family which is a new series of lightweight engines the engine is 19.5 kg lighter than its predecessor.
Hyundai Santa Fe facelift not only comes with new powertrains but features a lot of driving assistance systems like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Lane Following Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist.
Hyundai Santa Fe also can drive centered in the lane via Highway Driving Assist. This system can take control of steering, brakes, and gas pedal in highways.