Hyundai is making heads turn in the United States after the automaker announced the upcoming entry of the Palisade in the American market, giving the brand an official representation in the popular full-size luxury SUV segment. On top of that, the redesigned Sonata is also holding its own as one of the best-looking sedans in its class.
But it looks nowhere near for what’s really in store for Hyundai as it appears that 2020 is going to be a very busy year for the company.
Based on information obtained by Autospy, the manufacturer is working on several new models all set to enter production at its facility in Ulsan, South Korea. An image of a 2020 timetable of the factory details the list of models with codenames and diagrams.
According to the production timetable, an N-line version of the Elantra is set to begin production in June and will reportedly feature a sportier styling compared to the standard design. On top of this, an N performance version is also said to arrive in 2021.
Come July, the Hyundai Kona N will enter production, also featuring a sportier styling as well as a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Genesis GV70, meanwhile, is expected to go into production in October and will be positioned below the larger GV80.
In recent spy shots, Hyundai is also believed to be working on a refreshed Santa Fe, which the timeline claims will enter production in May. If the reports prove to be true, a reveal from the company may be expected soon.
And if the engines offered for the 2021 Kia Sorento are any indication, the new Hyundai Santa Fe could be equipped with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes at least 290 horsepower. A plug-in version of the model will then begin production in December, powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and an electric motor making a combined 226 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Finally, the next-generation Hyundai Tucson is reportedly scheduled to launch in August.
Considering the latest developments relating to the spread of the coronavirus in the rest of the world, however, these plans are very much susceptible to change.