Hyundai is working on expanding its lineup. Currently, pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles in the United States, which is something the brand wants to tap into. Now, we have learned that Hyundai’s pickup truck, which will be called the Santa Cruz, will reach the U.S. Market in 2020 or early 2021.
Hyundai showed off its Santa Cruz Concept back in 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. It was set for production with an original release date of late 2018. However, after some personnel changes, the release date was pushed back to 2020.
The new truck will target what Hyundai calls “urban adventurers”: those who don’t need a full-size truck for daily work purposes but want something more capable, compact, and fashionable than a large SUV.
The new Hyundai truck is poised to capture a part of the ever-growing pickup market here in the United States. However, because of its smaller size, it will offer hopeful truck owners a more affordable way to get there. In addition, it could have unique features like the bed extender option that was part of the original concept. Hyundai has not released any specifics about the features or capabilities of the future production model, though, but we at Hyundai of Longview are eagerly awaiting the release of official details.
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Change is on the horizon for some of the vehicles in the Hyundai lineup. Here’s a preview of what we can look forward to for 2019.
Updated 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
The Hyundai Ioniq is available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or a fully electric vehicle. This model year will bring standard automatic emergency braking to the affordable Hybrid SEL trim, as well as new and improved voice recognition technology.
Updated 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2019 Sante Fe takes the place of the Santa Fe Sport, which means that the new Santa Fe has two rows with seating for five people. A redesigned exterior with standard LED headlamps brings added visibility to the driver. The old full-size Santa Fe will now be called the Santa Fe XL.
2019 Hyundai Elantra Enters 6th Model Year
The new 2019 Hyundai Elantra boasts major changes to its exterior design, starting with the front end. Triangular headlights and LED projectors make a bold first impression. An updated rear bumper and three wheel options also make a major impact on the new look. The interior also receives updates, including a new infotainment system, making this compact car a compelling option.
Whether you’re interested in a new, redesigned Hyundai model or a previously owned used Hyundai, you can find a wide selection here at Hyundai of Longview.
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In the automotive world, you typically don’t find a combination of a rugged vehicle ready for an active lifestyle and a vehicle that is eco-friendly – until now. Last month, Hyundai introduced the all-new 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, a brand-new electric crossover that can serve as a vehicle for adventures.
Similar to the current gasoline-powered model, the Kona Electric puts out a sculpted, athletic look. Its front fascia has changed, though, with a closed grille that hints at the model’s eco-friendly powertrain. This powertrain will allow the Kona Electric to receive a segment-leading 250-mile estimated range, while putting out 201 horsepower and 291 lb-ft of torque.
With this type of range and power, this eco-friendly crossover will appeal to those consumers who are both active and eco-conscious. “Our new Kona Electric crossover is a stylish and efficient compact CUV, tailored to the needs of customers who pursue eco-focused active lifestyles requiring generous range,” explained Mike O’Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate, and Digital Planning for Hyundai Motor America.
Consumers will also find that each model comes standard with a floating touchscreen, which gives you access to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and Hyundai’s Smart Sense suite of safety technologies.
The 2019 Kona Electric is not yet available, but here at Hyundai of Longview, we can’t wait to see it in person!
We have learned that Hyundai and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be working together to make advancements in hydrogen engine technology. Vehicles powered by hydrogen are usually referred to as fuel-cell vehicles and Hyundai currently sells the Tucson Fuel Cell.
Late last year, at a press conference at the Alfa Romeo Museum, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne stated, “There is the potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai, which already supplies some components and transmissions for the U.S. Let’s see if we find a deal to develop transmissions and hydrogen.”
At Hyundai of Longview, we think car companies working together is a great idea. Sharing ideas and innovations is one of the best ways to advance technology in our industry. And, focusing on hydrogen fuel cells can help make our world a cleaner place to live in.
Fuel cell vehicles are similar to regular cars in that they have an engine and require fuel. However, hydrogen is a much cleaner energy source as it only emits water vapor. In addition, it is one of the most abundant resources on our planet. A couple downsides to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the lack of refueling stations and the cost of the technology.
Thanks to the new partnership between Hyundai and FCA, the green future of mobility will come even sooner.