HYUNDAI SANTA FE
An entire engine swap: out with the 2.4-litre atmo four, and in with a 3.5-litre V6 making 206kW and 336Nm. Teamed with an eight-speed auto, front drive, and in all model grades.
Given the entry price hasn’t risen, it’s an unequivocal ‘yes’. Especially as a revised chassis tune promises better ride/handling.
More richly trimmed interior gains 12.3-inch virtual instruments, enhanced Meridian audio, and CarPlay/Android Auto. Recalibrated eight-speed auto smarter and faster, plus hefty exterior revisions at both ends.
Yep. Changes most evident in R-spec V8, which bumps power to 423kW, brings extensive chassis upgrades; optional carbon ceramics.
Tiny jumps in power and torque for atmo 1.5, plus reduced emissions. Full safety suite now standard across the range, as are better front seats and exterior tweaks. The 2 boasts tidier handling with G-Vectoring Control Plus.
Cutting the previous entry-level model means you’ll pay more to get more, but value remains.