Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Hyundai Models Product Plan for 2012 / 2013

Here we have a little update on upcoming Hyundai models destined to hit the worldwide market within a year or two.

Hyundai Eon: Hyundai's smallest car ever is set to go on sale in the fourth quarter of the year. It will first be available in India, while later it will go on sale on selected Asian markets. Positioned below the i10 city-car, the all-new Hyundai Eon will take on Tata Nano and Maruti Alto.

Hyundai Accent:
No major plans here since the models is still pretty fresh. Hyundai might introduce a turbo-powered Accent in 2012, however, this has yet to be confirmed by the carmaker.

Hyundai i20: Available in Europe and India, this city commuter is going to receive a mid-cycle facelift in 2012. Expect to see a brand-new 3-cylinder turbo diesel engine under the hood of slightly refreshed i20.

Hyundai Veloster: The all-new Veloster is just around the corner. If 138 horsepower's not enough for you, wait for just another couple of months to get a hotter version sporting a brand-new turbocharged 1.6L GDI engine with approximate horsepower rating of 210 + !

Hyundai Elantra Coupe: Hyundai's top-seller on the U.S. soil is getting a two door version soon. Expected to make its official debut at the L.A. Auto Show in November, the all-new Elantra Coupe will feature even more appealing exterior lay-out and the same powertrain technology as its 4-door sibling.

Hyundai Azera: Goes on sale in the USA late this year or early next year. The near-luxury sedan, positioned below Genesis sedan will get a whole new look, more comfortable interior with a plethora of luxury features, as well as updated powertrain technology. Expect the sedan to make its global debut at L.A. Auto Show in November.

Hyundai Santa Fe CUV / ix45: Spied undergoing final development testing, the all-new Santa Fe CUV will go on sale in 2013, if not earlier. Hyundai will probably drop the currently-available V6 engine and replace it with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is already available in the 2012 Hyundai Sonata!

Genesis Coupe: The carmaker's hottest product till date, the Genesis Coupe is also getting a slight makeover for the 2012 model year. Expect to see some major styling updates on the front fascia, which will result in a more aggressive look. Engines: no news about engine upgrades, however you can expect Hyundai engineers to tweak existing V6 and turbo-charged 4-cylinder engine.

Hyundai plug-in hybrid:
Apparently, it won't take long until Hyundai joins the "green party" with its own product. According to several reports, the South Korean carmaker is developing a mid-size plug-in hybrid car that is rumored to hit the States in 2013 or 2014.

Hyundai sports sedan:
Following the plug-in hybrid car will be BMW 3-series competitor based on a shortened platform of a 2014 Hyundai Genesis sedan. No further details about the premium sports sedan are available at this point!
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