Published: Thu, November 16, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Hyundai to rollout seven new crossovers by 2020

Hyundai to rollout seven new crossovers by 2020

Hyundai Motor America has promised to release eight new or re-engineered SUVs (or crossover utility vehicles, as it calls them) in the United States by 2020, starting with the Kona compact SUV.

A battery-electric powered CUV and two more new, internal combustion-powered SUVs, probably the Santa Fe/Sport replacements, launch in mid- to late-2018.

The plan promises to bring to market new body styles, including the subcompact Hyundai Kona that will go on sale in March, but also leans heavily on new powertrains, including hydrogen fuel cells and diesel engines. Hyundai now has a larger line-up of sedans and hatchbacks in its stable, which isn't much of a help with the customer base moving towards SUVs and pick-ups.

"The Kona is only the beginning of our product revolution for Hyundai", said Mike O'Brien, a Hyundai Motor America vice president. It is noteworthy that the lineup will include diesel and fully electric models.

2018 Hyundai Kona
2018 Hyundai Kona

Korean company Hyundai is planning a global attack on the SUV segment and crossovers, planning up to 2020 to present eight brand new SUV. Both of which are expected to arrive in 2018.

Most of the new CUVs/SUVs are all-new models, including the midsize SUV and the a-segment CUV.

The new SUVs will be making its debut at different auto shows across America including Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.

John Juriga, a powertrain director at Hyundai, told MotorTrend that a new variable compression engine, 48-volt mild hybrid engines, and even a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are being researched by the development team to improve fuel efficiency.

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