Report – Hyundai plans 12 new models in the next 3 years

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014 - 10:11am IST

Hyundai will introduce a blitz of new products, Dave Zuckowski, Hyundai America’s CEO, has told Automotive News on the sidelines of the New York Auto Show.

Hyundai will launch no fewer than 12 products in the next three years and enter new segments in USA. The CEO says half of the growth would emerge from improved presence in the red-hot crossover segments where the company currently sells the Tucson and the Santa Fe.

Hyundai ix25 white front three quarters at Auto China 2014
The ix25 is under study for the US, as the company searches for new segments to bring incremental sales.

Though Zuchowski refused to get into details, successors to the Verna, Tucson and the Elantra are likely to be part of the aggressive product cadence. By doing by a simple lifecycle calculation, the Verna (Accent) replacement is expected in two years, while the Elantra would be relauched in about three years.

Among the 12 models could be the new Hyundai ix25, a B-Segment SUV that Zuchowski says is carefully studied to bring in incremental volume.

Zuchowski had earlier hinted that Hyundai could plan an assault on the BMW 3 Series market. The next generation i20 that debuts in Paris this year, could also feature in the model sheet.

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6 thoughts on “Report – Hyundai plans 12 new models in the next 3 years

  1. Salil says:

    When can one expect to see iX25 or iX35 for India actually on sale in the country?
    Since the last 6-8 months, different websites had been saying its coming in first half of 2014.

    1. Hi Salil, this is not true. We don’t see a mini SUV from Hyundai in India in 2014.

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  2. MaN says:

    In India, Hyundai seems to be busy in projecting itself as a premium car maker than attaining market share or reaching many segments or looking at Hyundai cars everywhere. Hyundai cars are really good and service is one among the best but expensive. What does that restricting Hyundai to come with a Small SUV, a MUV (7/8seater) and some more good small cars. I would like to see ix25 to be made in India with 1.7 CRDi engine with 20% premium over Ecosport.

    1. Ramish says:

      Your wish “to see ix25 to be made in India with 1.7 CRDi engine with 20% premium over Ecosport” may never come true.

      You have yourself quoted that Hyundai is ‘projecting itself as a premium car maker’, and iX25 is a size bigger than Ecosport (Duster competitor). I would even be happy if Hyundai offers this car with Verna engines, at price point similar to Duster .

      What could perhaps be a real challenger to EcoSport is Maruti Suzuki Alpha (concept).

  3. kunal says:

    when hyundai ix25 comes to indian market and price range does it have projector with drl tube type headlight and led tailight for indian market egarly to buy just


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