Over the course of the next 15 months, Hyundai Motor North America announced it will introduce 12 new and refined “SUV” models. The plan includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, Kona, Santa Cruz and a new dedicated-platform, electrified Ioniq SUV. Additionally, the plan will include all powertrain types: ICE, HEV, PHEV and BEV.
It was not confirmed exactly how many new plug-ins will be introduced but most recently the company revealed official information about its upcoming Hyundai Tucson PHEV. According to the company, the conventional versions will hit the market in Spring 2021, while the plug-in hybrid is expected to go on sale in Summer 2021. It will come with a 13.8 kWh battery, an estimated fuel economy of over 70 MPGe, and an all-electric range around 28 miles.
Based on the company’s statement, there will be an all-electric SUV based on the new E-GMP platform under the Ioniq subbrand: “The fresh pipeline of new SUV products will include new and refined internal combustion, hybrid, plug-in, BEV and N performance models. These models include the Tucson, Santa Fe, Kona, Santa Cruz and a new dedicated-platform, electrified Ioniq SUV, all of which feature new designs, eco powertrain availability and major platform options.”
The Hyundai Kona Electric, as we know, has seen a lot of success on the market so we can only assume with the significant refinements the new BEV will be received just as well, if not better. No other details were given regarding the new lineup but we will keep a close eye for any follow-up announcements from the brand.