2021 Hyundai Santa Fe US Introducing

Customers buying the Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 in the US will have four engine options, including a plug-in hybrid engine.

After about six months of being introduced globally, Hyundai announced details of the equipment and engine options of the Santa Fe 2021 model sold in the US. There are a total of 4 engine types, including Smartstream 2.5L, turbocharged 2.5L, turbocharged 1.6L combined with hybrid engine and plug-in hybrid engine.

The optional 2.5L Smartstream 4-cylinder engine is seen as a replacement for the 2.4L engine found on the old Santa Fe. This new engine block has an estimated capacity of 191 hp and a maximum torque of 247 Nm, accompanied by an 8-speed automatic transmission.

As for the 2.5L turbocharged engine, Hyundai says this engine produces 277 horsepower and maximum torque of 422 Nm, accompanied by a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Compared with the old model, this engine helps to save 4-5% fuel.

Hybrid variant with 1.6L engine reaches 225 horsepower, maximum torque of 264 Nm. The energy from the hybrid engine is stored in a 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This engine comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

Plug-in hybrid variant has not been announced capacity, US customers who want to buy the 2021 Santa Fe with this engine option need to wait until the end of next year.

The two standard variants Smartstream 2.5L and turbocharged 2.5L will be made in Alabama (USA) and will be available in dealerships later this year. Two hybrid variants will be imported from Korea from the first quarter of 2021.

In terms of safety, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe is equipped with features such as collision avoidance assistance when parking, lane keeping assist, intelligent cruise control … The vehicle’s brake system is also upgraded, along with improvements to the ABS system, ESC …

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