When summer comes Hyundai will increase the production for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport by making space for it in its Alabama plant which can churn out about 400,000 vehicles per year.
It will be assembled side-by-side with the Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata sedans.
The Korean automaker finds that the current supply flow isn’t really up there with demand for one of its more well-received products. Identified as a small midsize CUV, the Santa Fe Sport is aimed at the likes of Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.
Though comprehensive figures of Hyundai’s sales aren’t available, it was found that the combined year-over-year sales of the Hyundai Santa Fe and its Sport variant climbed 9 percent in 2015 to 118,134 units.
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has a starting price of $24,950 for the base level FWD and has a tops off at $33,000 for the 2.0T model. Output of the base model is 190hp and 181lb-ft from a 2.4L four-cylinder engine handled by a six-speed auto transmission.