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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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Hyundai's Prius-fighting hybrid caught testing

Aug 21 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Spies have caught the first mules for a dedicated hybrid model that is being developed by Hyundai. The Korean manufacturer is preparing the model to join the economical fight against rivals such ...
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Aug 20 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Hybrid, Sedan, Performance, Supercars, Chevrolet, Dodge, Hyundai We test the Chevy Corvette's new automatic We tend to prefer our cars with honest-to-goodness manual transmissions. You know, the ones that require a third pedal down by the gas and brake pedals. A clutch, ya know? Turns out most Americans disagree with us, even the ones who are buying Corvettes. We know, shocking. Still ...
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Chrysler 200

Aug 20 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Chrysler 200 is the mid-size sedan offering that represents the combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles combine in head-to-head competition with Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, and the Honda Accord. It's a particularly tough segment, but with the latest generation of 200, Chrysler at last has a modern ...
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Hyundai Prius-Fighter Hybrid could preview next attack on Toyota's champion

Aug 20 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Hybrid, Hyundai Hyundai is no stranger to the hybrid game, selling a gas-electric version of the Sonata in the US since 2011. The 2015-model-year version gets 38 miles per gallon combined, which is certainly admirable but not quite in the same league as the hybrid champion Toyota Prius (50 mpg combined). New spy shots reveal that Hyundai might be finally ready to targeting the non-plug-in fuel economy leader. Why ...
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Nissan Altima

Aug 20 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Nissan Altima is the automaker's four-door, mid-size family sedan. No longer available as a two-door coupe, the Altima is now one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment--one that includes the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, not to mention the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. Over the two decades it's been on sale, the Alti ...
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TopSpeed Podcast Episode 025 LIVE

Aug 20 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Hey everyone. I hope you guys are having a happy hump day, but I wanted to remind you that tomorrow is Thursday. That means the TopSpeed Podcast is coming at you live again.We Have Mark back with us for this episode, and we have a ton of cool news to cover. For Weekly Wheels, we have the 500c Abarth, diesel-powered Dodge Ram 1500, and the Toyota RAV4. So two pieces of awesome with a side of normal to keep things down to earth.For news, we have a bunch of co ...
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2014 Dodge Avenger

Aug 19 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2014 Dodge Avenger, now out of production, was the brand's last mid-size sedan. The last of the Avengers wasn't particularly competitive in a ruthlessly Darwinian market for mid-size four-doors that saw the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima trounce it in sales, among ot ...
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Surprise Costs Have A Cost: Why we turned down the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Aug 19 2014 4:55pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, Hydrogen, Hyundai, AutoblogGreen Exclusive They say you can always tell the pioneers. They're the ones with the arrows in their backs. Unfortunately, that was our experience pursuing - and eventually rejecting - the new hydrogen fuel cell-powered Hyundai Tucson. I first heard about Hyundai's new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2013. As a tech buff, the thought of driving ...
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Hyundai Eyes Premium Crossover To Take On Lexus RX

Aug 19 2014 6:45am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Earlier this year, Hyundai’s U.S. chief Dave Zuchowski revealed that the Korean automaker was considering a third premium model to join the existing Genesis and Equus sedans. Zuchowski didn’t say what segment the third model would compete in, but there have been rumors of a small, BMW 3-Series-lik ...
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Hyundai Considering Crossover to Compete Against the Lexus RX

Aug 19 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Hyundai appears to be considering entering the luxury crossover market to compete with the Lexus RX, Audi Q5, and Cadillac SRX. That’s according to an interview Edmunds.com had recently with Hyundai CEO Dave Zuchowski.However, Zuchowski says Hyundai the main problem with creating a luxury SUV would be having a place to sell it. “We made a conscious decision on our premium products not to establish a secondary distribution channel,” he says. “And that decision, and we absolutely thin ...
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