Jose Altoveros / Hyundai | November 16, 2017 12:07
Future Hyundai models include a fuel-cell vehicle, A-segment CUV
Except more Hyundai crossovers to be revealed in the following years as the Korean automaker has recently announced plans on rolling out eight new or updated compact utility vehicles (CUVs) in the United States. Out of those eight crossovers, one has already been revealed, while the other models include a hydrgoen fuel-cell vehicle, a fully electric vehicle, an eight-passenger CUV and an A-segment CUV.
“Very soon we are going to have the most diverse CUV powertrain lineup in the industry,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital planning, Hyundai Motor America.
Starting off with the vehicle already revealed, the Kona has yet to be officially introduced in the United States, which is why it is also part of the upcoming CUV models. According to the official release, two new vehicles are expected to be revealed as well including a hydrogen-fuel cell vehicle and a mystery vehicle for 2018.
By 2019, a fully-electric vehicle and another mystery CUV will also be introduced. Surprisingly, Hyundai plans to rollout a new diesel powered crossover despite the trend of electricifaction among car makers. A mid-size eight passenger SUV will follow suit.
Possibly the most interesting vehicle out of the bunch would be the A-segment crossover. Currently, the smallest crossovers available on the market both in the United States and locally are found in B-segment category (i.e. Honda HR-V, Suzuki Vitara, Mazda CX-3 among others). It is curious to see then what the Korean automaker will bring with an A-segment crossover.
No details have been revealed on the upcoming seven new or revised CUV models. However, Hyundai says that the vehicles will debut at upcoming major autoshows. Furthermore, there has been no announcement whether the planned models will also be introduced outside of the United States.