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Hyundai May Add a Smaller Crossover SUV in the US

Hyundai May Add a Smaller Crossover SUV in the US

Jul 18 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

A third crossover SUV is in the works

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik recently stated that the automaker is considering a third crossover SUV for its US lineup. The CEO believes that the automaker is "very under-represented" in...

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Hyundai May Add a Smaller Crossover SUV in the US

Jul 18 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

A third crossover SUV is in the works

Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik recently stated that the automaker is considering a third crossover SUV for its US lineup. The CEO believes that the automaker is "very under-represented" in the critical crossover segment of the market. Krafcik did say that there are no immediate plans to add a third crossover.

"We are very under-represented," Krafcik said. "We lead the industry in sedans, we have a bunch of them, but if you look at our crossover line, we (only) have two nameplates, the Tucson and the Santa Fe." Hyundai currently has approximately 7% of the US sedan market but only 2% of the truck segment.

All SUVs are considered trucks whether or not they're based on a car platform. While Hyundai offered no specifics, the new crossover is expected to be smaller than the Tucson. "I think it is something that we have to look at," Krafcik said. "We don't have any plans. (But) it does seem like there is a lot of action in stuff below RAV4- and Tucson-sized vehicles. A new segment is emerging."


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Fluidic Sculpture Gets Small as All-New Hyundai i20 Debuts in Paris

Oct 1 2014 5:04pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Pitched at the teeming masses in Europe’s largest market segment, a new generation of the Hyundai i20 hatchback city car likely will get more attention from attendees of the 2014 Paris show than it will from the press. Hyundai emphasizes that this tater tot is entirely designed, engineered, and built in Europe and tuned for European driving conditions. They made it longer, lower, and wider than the previous i20; it r ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver


12 hours ago

Mercedes forced to lower MPG ratings on two C300 models

Oct 1 2014 12:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: MPG, Mercedes Benz, Legislation and Policy First Hyundai, then Ford and now Mercedes-Benz. The list of companies that have had to change their vehicles' official EPA fuel economy ratings has just grown by one with the announcement that the 2013 and 2014 C300 4-Matic FFV and PZEV versions need to have their EPA labels adjusted. The changes aren't massive, at most one mile per gallon. The changes aren't massive, at mo ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


16 hours ago

Hyundai Genesis gets stanced by Ark Performance for SEMA

Oct 1 2014 9:21am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Sedan, Performance, Hyundai, Design/Style Hyundai has yet another high-performance concept for the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in November to join its 708-horsepower Sonata. For this one, Ark Performance is taking the Genesis Sedan and pumping up the output by supercharging its 5.0-liter V8, along with a mile-long list of other modifications to mix speed with added luxury. Ark calls the tuner concept the AR550 in reference to taking the G ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


21 hours ago

ARK Performance Turns 2015 Hyundai Genesis Into Super SEMA Sedan

Oct 1 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Hyundai has done one hell of a job transforming the Genesis. The first generation machine was a novel take on a segment on which Germany has held a tight grip. There were hints of luxury, but the car was overall a B- effort. Now though, Hyundai offers up the second-generation Genesis and it's a true shot across the ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority


1 day ago

Is Driving a Certain Car Your Ticket to Traffic Court?

Sep 30 2014 1:49pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Look, just because you drive a Subaru WRX doesn't mean you're more likely to be the type of person who exceeds the speed limit or breaks other traffic laws. OK, it actually does mean that, but we're not the ones saying it, Insurance.com is. The auto-insurance rate-comparison website analyzed online quote info from more than half a million drivers and more than 500 car models between January 2013 and J ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com


1 day ago

Car Review: 2015 Audi R8 Spyder V10 5.2L

Sep 30 2014 7:39am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

KANATA, Ont. — My dad harrumphs a lot, not at all shy about displaying his disapproval or displeasure. And he comes by dissatisfaction honestly. He is, after all, 86 years old, stuck alone in the house and, thanks to the vagaries of Scottish/Irish ancestry, naturally predisposed to curmudgeonry. Like all his age, he has his routines. The same aisles are shopped in the grocery store, the same Dare chocolate biscuits bo ...
Source: Driving Canada   Full article at: Driving Canada


1 day ago

Kia bringing updated Rio, Venga to Paris

Sep 30 2014 7:33am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Kia The Rio may not be the most popular Kia in the United States - not by a long shot - but it was the brand's top seller globally last year. Little wonder, then, that although the current fourth-generation model was only introduced in 2011, the Korean automaker is already rolling out a facelifted version. Set to be revealed later this week at the Paris Motor Show, the 2015 Kia Rio has been updated inside, out ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog


1 day ago

2015 Hyundai Genesis by ARK Performance previewed ahead of SEMA debut

Sep 30 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

ARK Performance is providing a sneak preview of their upgrade package for the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan which will be revealed in full ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans


1 day ago

Preview Rallye de France Alsace

Sep 30 2014 4:34am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Preview Rallye de France Alsace Rallye de France Alsace, the 11th round of the FIA World Rally Championship, is the final all-asphalt event of the season and will be hosted in the city of Strasbourg for the fifth consecutive year. Tue 30.09.14, 11:11AM Since 2005, France’s round of the Championship - whet ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile


2 days ago

Bollywood actor and Olympic athlete boost Hyundai, Nissan

Sep 29 2014 11:01pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Hyundai's "Xtra Love" features Indian film titan Shah ...
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