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2016 Santa Fe Sport

Increased Production to Help Satisfy Crossover-hungry Public

When Hyundai adds production of the popular Santa Fe Sport to the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) facility this summer, it’s with the intent of helping to satisfy a public that can’t get enough of fuel-efficient crossovers. “We’re very happy Hyundai has been able to make this change, which will result in more great Santa Fe crossovers available to our dealers and consumers,” according to Hyundai North America president Dave Zuchowski. “The new production will help us meet the growing demand for one of our most popular products.” Dealerships like Chapman Hyundai have been moving crossover vehicles at a record pace. People love the sporty feel and functionality of being able to carry everything from a large TV to a week’s groceries in one trip.

Next Few Months Spent Retooling

It will take a few months to get the plant ready for production of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Retooling, programming of manufacturing robots and other logistics will keep a crew busy until production can begin in the summer. The Santa Fe Sport will join the Sonata and Elantra on the production line in Alabama. “We’re thrilled to bring back another pillar of the Hyundai lineup to our production mix here at HMMA,” said vice president of production, Chris Susock. “We’ve been extremely proud to build both Sonata and Elantra on our assembly line for Hyundai in the U.S. and we will continue our tradition of quality and productivity with the addition of the Santa Fe Sport in 2016.”

New Santa Fe Provides Seating Up to Seven Passengers

Along with the smaller Tucson, the Santa Fe crossover provides Hyundai customers a peppy crossover that carries plenty of people and cargo. The 2016 Santa Fe hauls up to seven passengers while still achieving 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The base SE comes with a 12-way driver seat, including heat and lumbar support. Split-folding second row seats can be put in a variety of configurations, depending on whether you’re hauling a soccer team or a couple of sets of golf clubs. Projection headlights with LED accents and rear LED taillights, power side mirrors and rear-seat climate control are other popular features.

Limited Package Has Driver Assist Features

Head over to Chapman Hyundai and test drive the Santa Fe Limited to see how the latest driver assistance features work. Blind spot detection provides an audible alarm if you try and change lanes with someone beside you. Rear cross-traffic alert lets you know if a pedestrian or car is passing beside you, while lane change assist helps you safely move from one lane to another. Leather seats, a hands-free liftgate and second row captain’s chairs all add to the popularity of this sophisticated crossover vehicle.


JD Power Survey Shows Owner Satisfaction

When compared to all other small SUVs, the JD Power Initial Quality Study shows the Hyundai Tucson to have the fewest reported problems per 100 vehicles. The research institute questioned more than 84,000 new vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership and compiled the results of more than 244 different vehicle models. With features like a smooth-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission, plush interior seats and a standard 5-inch touchscreen audio system, the Hyundai Tucson is creating happy drivers all across America. See and test drive the Tucson with a visit to your Phoenix Hyundai dealer, Chapman Hyundai.

Four Trim Levels Offer Plenty of Options

Consumers have a choice of four different trim levels that offer a variety of price points and a number of standard options. The base SE model starts at only $22,700 and includes standard features such as a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control and keyless entry. Step up to the Eco trim package and you add better gas mileage, LED running lights, power windows and a power driver seat. The Sport model starts at just a hair over $26,000. It comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free liftgate and a number of driver assist safety features. The top-of-the-line Hyundai Tucson is the Limited, which still starts at less than $30,000. It has LED head and taillights, dual climate control and the availability of a number of features not offered on the other models. The Ultimate Package for the Limited includes high intensity headlights, rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof and heated rear seats.

Four-cylinder Engine Delivers Efficiency

Whether you choose the SE with the inline 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine or the 1.6-liter turbocharged powerplant in any of the other trim levels, you get a motor and transmission that provide excellent efficiency and plenty of power. The SE model pairs its engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering 164 horsepower and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The other models come with the 7-speed automatic that not only provides seamless shifting, but gives up to 33 miles per gallon on the Eco model when choosing the front-wheel drive option. All models have available all-wheel drive, which sacrifices a couple of miles per gallon but provides plenty of traction in all types of weather.

Hyundai Offers America’s Best Warranty

With 5-year/60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper coverage along with 10-year/100,000-mile protection on the powertrain, a new Hyundai warranty is the best protection offered by any U.S. automaker. Hyundai also has a 7-year/unlimited mileage perforation warranty, which protects you in the case your vehicle should develop any rust holes. See why the Tucson is quickly becoming America’s favorite small SUV with a trip to Chapman Hyundai.