Only the eagle-eyed will have spotted a minor facelift to the Hyundai Santa Fe last year, especially as the South Korean car maker didnít exactly shout about it. Apart from a special Bradley Wiggins edition of the vehicle being launched to celebrate the companyís involvement with the cycling team, the update passed with very little it the way of fanfare. New front and rear bumpers, a re-profiled front grille and LED daytime running lights are combined with updated Xenon projector headlights, LED tail lights clusters and a revised range of alloy wheels. Inside, the instrument cluster and navigation system has been updated, and middle row passengers are able to move the seats 15 millimetres further, boosting flexibility. On the safety front, autonomous emergency braking is offered for the first time, alongside blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and a 360-degree camera system.
You can read the full report on this Hyundai Santa in the March 2017 issue of Diesel Car. Order a back issue by clicking here and choosing a single issue
Five-year warranty. Huge amount of space. Stylish. Eager performance. Clear instruments.
Dated automatic transmission. Too much wind noise. Steering lacks feel. Cabin quite sombre. Some buttons feel cheap.