Hyundai is looking to complete its lineup of SUVs and crossovers by bookending them with an extra small A-segment crossover, and an extra large SUV that will fit above the Santa Fe.
Motor Trend reports that for North America, the new Hyundai Kona will be the smallest crossover available, but it will gain electric power, with an expected range of 242 miles. CEO of Hyundai Wonhee Lee says the planned A-segment crossover is too small for the U.S.
The large SUV will fit into the E-segment, and is expected to arrive in late 2019, built on its own all-new platform.
Also on the to-do list is a fuel cell vehicle which will also be built up from scratch, and with a new name, it is expected to be on the road in 2018, when Seoul hosts the Winter Olympics. After its concept reveal at the 2015 North American International Auto show, a Tucson-based lifestyle pick-up named the Santa Cruz will be available in 2020, adding a unique vehicle in the segment.
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By 2020 Hyundai hopes to have 14 clean vehicles in their ever expanding lineup, and have pledged 28 new electric vehicles across the Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands.
Vice chairman of Hyundai Eui-San Chung says that they will continue to consider partnerships with other vehicle manufacturers, including small sports car makers, but has no desire to purchase other brands at this time.
Hyundai sales have fallen globally because of their car-saturated lineup in a truck dominated market, but Chung says their new products provide “an opportunity to review their product line and take another leap forward.”
[Source: Motor Trend]
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