New 2.4 liter DOHC Theta II engine replaces old 2.7 liter V6. The 3.5-liter DOHC Lambda II V6 is also available for the Santa Fe. Both engines offer a combined mileage of 23 mpg (10.2l/100km).

Hyundai has unveiled the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe for the North American market.

The facelift includes a new design to give the Santa Fe a more aggressive-looking stance. The model also gets new bumper fascias, a new grille and wheels as well as body-side moldings that contribute to that more muscular look.

Engine offerings also get an upgrade, most notably Hyundai has replaced its 2.7 liter V6 with its latest 2.4 liter DOHC Theta II, an inline 4-cylinder powerplant with 175 hp. That engine comes standard in the Santa Fe GLS edition, along with a 6-speed manual transmission and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Santa Fe SE gets the 3.5-liter DOHC Lambda II V6 engine with a slight power upgrade. That engine now produces 276 hp and is coupled to a 6-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic gearbox. The SE also comes with a rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Both engines offer a combined mileage rating of 23 mpg (or 10.2 liters/100 km).

See the press release for more details.

The 2010 Santa Fe is now available at Hyundai dealers across North America.


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