Hyundai introduced Santa Fe since 2000. Until now, this car is still the top lineup in mid SUV segment. There is rumor that Hyundai might release high performance variant. It will be called 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N. What does the car look like? What is the engine and performance? The answers are explained at the following sections.
Development and Design
High-performance car is in a little bit vague term. Hyundai has variant with more powerful engine than literal sport vehicle. However, that car is for competition and only few customers want it for regular driving. On the other side, Santa Fe seems to be the right choice if you decide to put another high performance option. With ‘N’ emblem, this model is better in term of engine, performance, and capability.
From appearance, the car will have the same base design. In 2019, Hyundai Santa Fe enters next stage as new generation. It starts with different front grille with sporty look and integrated LED headlamp. Hyundai transform this car to be more reliable for advanced driving.
Features and Technology
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N uses advanced technology. The interior is designed to be easy handling and comfortable. You can access all features and panels easily. Front dashboard has display with touchscreen mode. It is integrated to all features, such as navigation, safety measures, camera, and sensor.
Several features are cruise control, brake assist, parking sensor, blind spot monitor, forward collision assist, and lane departure system. As sport car, the brake assists or commonly called as ABS is important. Furthermore, the car incorporates few sensors to prevent unwanted collision. For safety measures, all seats have seatbelt, and the airbags will be active automatically to prevent severe injury. Basically, this is the top variant in Santa Fe model.
Engine and Performance
One reason to choose 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N is for its high performance. The recent model has several engines, such as 2.4 liter, 2.0 liter, 3.2 liter, and 2.2 liter. Each has engines with different capability at range of 170 horsepower to more than 250 horsepower. The latter is possible in 3.2-liter Lambda model. It is promising variant for the next N generation.
Even though the car is SUV, the acceleration should be important. Base model seems only to have acceleration time between 9 and 10 seconds from 0 to reach 60 mph. That’s quite impressive regarding the car is not specifically for speed. On the other side, Lambda model is capable to exhaust 257 horsepower, and the acceleration time is 7.8 seconds. Hyundai should bring better result if decided to produce Santa Fe N.
Price and Release Date
When this car is ready? As it mentioned above, Santa Fe is available, but not N variant. You can purchase at nearby dealer to obtain the latest generation. The price is varied, depending on which model you pick. Starting price is at $25,000. That’s affordable price for new car. Of course, you need at least $35,000 for high performance N model.
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe N is suitable for niche market. Some people want something with different feature in their car. This is where Santa Fe N should be considered.