Hyundai will introduce seven more CUVs by 2020

Joanna Estrada
November 16, 2017

That claim was made at a press conference at its USA technical centre on Wednesday, where the company announced that it would launch eight "new or re-engineered" crossovers in the United States by the year 2020. During a press conference at the Hyundai America Technical Center, the South Korean automaker laid out a plan that will catapult the brand forward in the US market. The rest of the vehicles will consist of models ranging from the A-segment size class to the eight passenger midsize class. "These vehicles will show the engineering prowess of the more than 13,000 engineers Hyundai Motor Company has working on current and future models every single day". They are developing new gasoline engine, diesel engine, hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric technology powering these 8 vehicles. "Our customers are going to have a lot of great CUV choices in our dealerships".

The new, 2018 Hyundai Kona B-segment CUV (Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax) makes its North American premiere later this month at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Hyundai says it will become the only automotive manufacturer offering four different fuel choices in its crossover lineup.

Sales of the Hyundai Tucson rose 8 percent in October, and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport was up 15 percent, versus October '16, though Subaru outsold the Hyundai brand to take seventh place in US sales for the month. Hyundai is a brand to keep your eye on.

Many of these will no doubt be global models and although it's too early to say which of these might become available in South Africa, it's nearly certain that some would be considered for our market, particularly the smaller models.

On top of that, Hyundai is set to create a new crossover-based bakkie niche in the USA with a lifestyle-oriented pick-up inspired by the Santa Cruz concept.

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