2010 Hyundai Santa Fe facelift and upgrades

Hyundai has released the first image of its mildly-facelifted 2010 Santa Fe, ahead of the compact SUV’s Korean launch in July this year. The reworked 2010 model features some modest cosmetic changes along with the introduction of a new pair of turbo diesel engines.

On the outside, changes seem to be reduced to a lightly altered front end with a redesigned bumper and grille, reshaped exterior mirrors with turning signals and new alloy wheel designs. Also new are a redesigned rear bumper and tail lights, along with an updated interior.

The 2010 Santa Fe benefits from the introduction of the Hyundai-Kia group’s newly developed ‘R’ diesel engine lineup that consists of two 4-cylinder units, namely a 184 hp 2.0L and a 200 hp 2.2L motor. Both engines are linked to a new 6-speed automatic transmission.

The European version of the facelifted Santa Fe will most likely make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with the North American variant following shortly after.

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