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Hyundai to Launch A-Segment, Diesel Crossovers in United States by 2020

Hyundai to Launch A-Segment, Diesel Crossovers in United States by 2020

Korean company Hyundai is planning a global attack on the SUV segment and crossovers, planning up to 2020 to present eight brand new SUV.

"The Kona is only the beginning of our product revolution for Hyundai", added O'Brien. Both of which are expected to arrive in 2018.

The American arm of South Korea's Hyundai has announced that it will be releasing eight new or re-engineered SUV models between now and 2020.

Possibly the most interesting vehicle out of the bunch would be the A-segment crossover.

Hyundai will kick off its new range of vehicles with the launch of the Kona small SUV in March.




Hyundai has been losing market share in the USA recently in large part because it has been short of crossover/utility and sport/utility models, and hasn't been able to produce enough of the models it has, the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, and Tucson.

These plans fall in line with Hyundai's recently announced strategies of introducing a standalone all-electric platform by 2019, as it attempts to siphon long-range EV sales from Tesla and Chevy, as well as its new R&D facility, which will be capable of cutting production design cycles down to 1.5 years, as it has the ability to handle 65 vehicle projects while work on 25 simultaneously.

Apart from the Kona, the new line-up is likely to include the new Santa Fe Sport and a new generation Santa Fe. A new fuel cell SUV premieres at the Consumer Electronics Show.

"Our sales plan has suffered a setback, but we will use this as an opportunity to overhaul our products", Chung told the motor magazine.

The remaining seven crossovers will debut at major auto shows including those in Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.


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