Hyundai sure was busy in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic notwithstanding. And we mean really busy.
In case you missed it, let’s quickly run through what the Korean carmaker has revealed so far. There’s the all-new i20 and the all-new Elantra and its N Line model. Heck, Hyundai even launched a new Ioniq sub-brand this year.
That was followed by the updated Veloster N, the all-new Hyundai Tucson, the new i20 N Line, the facelifted Santa Fe, and eventually, the i20 N. And more recently, there was also the Sonata N Line and the i30 N. Phew. Did we miss anything?
Suffice to say, Hyundai has got a lot of momentum right now, and it’s planning to ride that well into the coming year. Apart from the Elantra N, Tucson N Line, and the Bayon crossover that the carmaker recently teased, it also just announced its plans to launch 12 “new and significantly enhanced SUVs” throughout 2021. That’s... a lot of cars. We told you they had a busy schedule planned.
This upcoming lineup will consist of internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles as well as new N performance models. It includes upgraded versions of the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Kona. Hyundai’s new pickup—the Santa Cruz—is also in the pipeline, too, along with a new electrified Ioniq SUV.
“Our hard-working engineers, designers and development teams have developed fantastic new products for our customers,” said Hyundai Motor North America Product Planning and Mobility Strategy vice president Olabisi Boyle. “Hyundai’s SUVs, eco-focused vehicles and high-performance N products are here, and I can’t wait to see how consumers and enthusiasts react to our most impressive new product line-up to date.”
Care to chime in, readers? What would you like to see from Hyundai next year? Your two cents in the comments section, please.