The upcoming 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is coming to the markets. Santa Fe is not a new crossover-SUV but its hybrid powertrain is. It is a compact crossover with a room for five passengers. The 2022 Santa Fe is getting more standard features, including more safety aids. It is an attractive model with a sharp design and a very modern interior.
However, the hybrid variant is the highlight of the new Santa Fe. A hybrid setup delivers more power and significantly improved fuel efficiency. On top of that, Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid version will deliver a good electric driving range and much more. The sales will begin in the second half of 2021 and here’s everything you need to know.
2022 Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid Design
As you probably know, the Santa Fe model received a significant facelift last year. Because of that, the 2022MY won’t introduce drastic cosmetic upgrades. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will look like the regular gasoline-powered version of this compact crossover-SUV. Definitely, this model looks better after the redesign and there’s no need for dramatic visual tweaks.
The SEL trim level offers nice-looking 18-inch alloy wheels, while the Limited trim comes with bigger rims. Moreover, SEL trim comes with LED headlights, LED taillights, heated side mirrors, keyless entry/start, and roof rails. As for the Limited model, it comes with a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free tailgate, and acoustic glass. A hybrid powertrain can be had with both SEL and Limited trim levels.
Interior is Surprisingly Premium
The all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid looks amazing on the inside. The interior comes with a 12.3-inch digital driver information display and a 10.25-inch touchscreen option. Moreover, Hyundai offers heated front and rear seats, a 12-speaker sound system, and much more. Indeed, this sounds like the interior of the Mercedes, but it is actually Hyundai.
The base SEL trim level provides soft-touch plastic materials and standard cloth upholstery. Still, the comfort is solid and the cabin layout is logical and practical. If you want more luxury, such as leather seats and panoramic sunroof, Limited trim level is the answer. As we said, the new Santa Fe will gain more standard features and new driver-assistance aids.
Specs, Driving Range
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will use a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. This unit is paired with an electric motor and a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. Total output is rated at 260 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai offers a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and the current CVT gearbox won’t be on offer.
The all-wheel-drive system is standard, which is another great addition. According to Hyundai, Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid model will provide around 30 miles of all-electric driving range. On top of that, fuel economy delivers 33 mpg combined and 76 MPGe.
Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid Price, Release Date
The forthcoming 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will most likely cost $35,000. The sales will reportedly begin this July. However, Hyundai could launch this model later in 2021, if the pandemic continues. The Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will start below Toyota RAV4 Prime that is available for $38,000.