The N Performance is Hyundai’s sports variant and its usually equipped with sporty aesthetics and an even more powerful engine. The brand has some of their models already with that variation but it’s likely that the Santa Fe SUV will not come with the package. Fear not as Hyundai has a solution by offering the N Performance parts for the SUV.
Starting from the exterior, the Santa Fe sports a fascia with rose gold accents on the grille, the centre of the bumper, and across the lower chin spoiler. There is also some carbon garnish on the hood. Furthermore, Hyundai’s N Performance division has designed a set of black and gold 21-inch wheels with faux carbon fibre centre caps. To conclude on the exterior, Hyundai also fitted distinctive side skirts, dual spoilers stretching up from the roof, quad tailpipes, and a carbon fibre diffuser.
On the cabin, the magic still continues as Hyundai fitted carbon fibre to the front seats. The overall interior has a serious sporty feel as the seats are also clad in black leather and red stitching. Hyundai has also gone to the trouble of applying carbon fibre trimmings to the steering wheel, centre console, and door trims, while there are also loads of parts wrapped in plush Alcantara.
With all these, the Hyundai Santa Fe is more sporty than the ordinary model but the engine and performance remain the same. The Santa Fe comes in a 2.0 Turbo, 2.4 GDi and a 3.5 V6 engine. A 6-speed manual or automatic is available along with an 8-speed automatic (optional)