This is Hyundai 2020 launch plan and as we have advanced before, Hyundai plans to launch Kona N in July, Hybrid & N-Line variats of Elantra in June or Genesis second SUV, the GV70 on October, but there are more surprises continue reading after the jump.
Hyundai Motor Group’s electrified lineup, which comprised 24 models in 2019, will be expanded to 44 models by 2025, including 13 hybrids, six plug-in hybrids, 23 battery electric vehicles and two fuel-cell electric vehicles. For 2020 we are noticing that revamp on their line up with many SUVs taking the lead.
Lately we been noticing delays from the brands, specially on Genesis Motors (we read a report that says that GV70 will be released in 2021), for various reasons due to coronavirus outbreak in several countries this may be affected.
Hyundai Motors still has at least 5 vehicles that will be released during this year, lets analyze a litte bit those models.
Hybrid & N-Line variants of Elantra/Avante (CN7 HEV & CN7 N-Line)
The first vehicle we’ll be the Elantra/Avante CN7. We already known the new Elantra, released on March 17th on NA and hybrid flavours for the North American market, but the Hybrid Avante will be available this June, together with the N-line model (pictured above), that will replace Elantra Sport. During 2021 the high-performance N variant is expected for the Sedan.
The Elantra N-Line should use a 1.6-liter Turbo GDi that makes 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in both models. But we are not sure if Hyundai will change this and finally uses the CVVD engine that has only 180 hp and 8-speed DCT to leave more space between this and the N. The 2021 Elantra Hybrid & N-Line will get independent rear suspension as standard equipment.
Santa Fe Facelift (TM – TM HEV & PHEV)
Santa Fe is a very important vehicle because it accounts for more than half of Hyundai SUV sales. Therefore, as the flagship SUV, it will be released in May with various powertrains such as internal combustion engine and hybrid for the first time. The addition of 3rd generation platform and a larger wheelbase than before could make the body size similar to a Palisade. and latest technologies.
Adding a plug-in hybrid to the Santa Fe (to be released in December), along with a common hybrid, is a good news for prospective consumers. A hybrid powertrain that combines an electric motor with a gamma 1.6 T-GDI gasoline engine will remain, while retaining existing diesel and gasoline engines.
It is also equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that significantly reduces fuel consumption by applying a large-capacity battery, and the Santa Fe hybrid is a combination of gasoline engine and electric motor.
Tucson (NX4 – NX4 HEV)
We are expecting the new Hyundai Tucson NX4 to be release on the first half of this year, but now we can confirm that will be released in August. It is expected to bring a real hybrid powertrain for this time on its new generation.
The next generation Tucson is set to have the all-new Theta3 2.5-liter engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai plans to use the Theta3 N/A & Turbo 2.5-liter engine as its base engine in the US market. The European market will most likely also get an updated version of the 1.6 liter GDI as well as the 1.6 liter T-GDI and also a possible diesel version together with the Hybrid. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions will be available.
We are not sure if the Tucson hybrid will share the powertrain with the new Sorento and Santa Fe, that means 1.6 Turbo and Electric Motor with a total output of 230 hp, or will use the same as Niro or Kona hybrid models, a 1.6 GDi and an electric motor with a total output of 141 hp.
We are expecting a larger Tucson on this new generation and we might see a seven-seater Tucson. With more SUV options now the Tucson and Sportage seems to have lost its position but with this new revamp on style we are hoping it relocates itself again.
Kona N (OS N)
Hyundai’s compact SUV Kona will have gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric, as well as high-performance N models. From the time of development, Kona has been designed to be equipped from eco-friendly to high-performance powertrain, but it is SUV but boasts excellent body balance.
The Kona N will be equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline turbo engine, showing a maximum output of 275 hp and a maximum torque of 36 kg.m, and the transmission is expected to be combined with a 6-speed manual transmission and an 8-speed DCT. The Kona N, which is currently under development and testing, is confirmed for July launch.