Hyundai and Kia to launch 11 new models in H2 2015 – Report


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To combat sluggish sales figures in the first half.

In what appears to be the largest number of model launches for both companies in just six months, Hyundai and Kia will introduce 11 new models across the globe to combat sluggish sales figures registered by both companies in the first half of 2015, claims a report on Business Korea.

The report does not provide model wise details, but says that the upcoming models include:

Hyundai Creta front quarter
The Creta will be introduced globally this year, with exports from India confirmed to Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Kia will also be chiming in, and launch new models, which include:

  • 2016 Kia Sportage
  • 2016 Kia K5 (Exclusive to South Korea)
  • 2016 Kia K5 Hybrid and PHEV variants
  • 2016 Kia Optima (for U.S and European markets)
2016 Kia K5 2016 Kia Optima side at Seoul Motor Show 2015
The 2016 Kia Optima (Kia K5) was revealed at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show and launched in Korea weeks ago.

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In 2015, major launches for Hyundai globally have been the 2016 Hyundai Tucson in Europe, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Prime (facelift) in Korea, Hyundai i30 facelift, Hyundai Creta (exclusive to the Indian market, for now) and a diesel variant of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata in Korea. Kia has meanwhile unveiled the facelifted 2016 Kia cee’d and launched the 2016 Kia Picanto for the European market, the Kia K5 in Korea, the new Kia Sorento in the USA, and the Kia KX3 in China in the first half of 2015.

Hyundai Creta – Image Gallery

[Source: Business Korea]

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