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Decision On Whether or Not Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept Goes Into Production Due In November

Apr 03 2015 11:35 AM | Hyundai News
Back in March, we reported on that Hyundai was putting the Santa Cruz Concept under the microscope to decide whether or not to make it into a production model. Now Motor Trend reports that a decision could be reached in November at the automaker's global product review.

“We feel pretty good about it,” said Dave Zuchowski , Hyundai Motor America CEO.

“Our intention at Detroit was to prove to Korea that we have to build [the Santa Cruz]. The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, and that has been fed back to Korea.”

How confident is Zuchowski getting a yes to the Santa Cruz? Basic engineering work on this model has already begun.

Source: Motor Trend


Hyundai Considers Whether or Not To Do A Pickup

Mar 17 2015 09:45 AM | Hyundai News
The Hyundai HCD-15 Santa Cruz concept shown at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show is the automaker's idea of a compact truck with such features as seating for five and a unique bed that can extend to provide more space. With the concept getting raves from the press and auto show visitors, Hyundai has decided to investigate the truck idea further.

Reuters reports that a unnamed Hyundai executive told reporters a pickup truck is under consideration. But Park Byung-cheol, a director at Hyundai's R&D division said there were "hurdles" to the production of a truck. Byung-cheol didn't go into detail about what 'hurdles' are.

Source: Reuters


Hyundai Plans A New Offensive Which Includes Commercial Vehicles for the U.S.

Feb 16 2015 10:00 AM | Hyundai News
Hyundai is pouring $1.8 billion by 2020 for a new offensive in commercial vehicles. This new offensive will include the U.S. getting some of these new vehicles.

According to Reuters, the majority of this investment will go into research and development of vans, trucks, and buses. The remainder will go into raising production of current models.

Commercial vehicle sales are expected to rise 30 percent in each of the next five years and Hyundai want a nice slice of it. Currently, sales of Hyundai's commercial vehicles fell in all the markets it sells in at the moment.

Hyundai also plans on introducing "premium models in North America and Europe." No timeframe was given for this.

Source: Reuters


Hyundai To Redesign Current Sonata Due To Poor Sales Start

Jan 16 2015 08:15 AM | Hyundai News


Hyundai seems to be going backwards with the current Sonata. Unlike the previous model which was stealing sales from competitors, the newest model doesn't have the same effect. The reason? Looks. “I told the story to our parent company (of driving the...



Spying: Next Hyundai Equus Makes Its First Appearance

Sep 15 2014 10:25 AM | Hyundai News


At first glance, a new set of spy photos shows what appears to be a Hyundai Genesis sedan that has been stretched. But according to Automobile Magazine, what we are looking at is the next-generation Equus flagship. The mule appears to be riding on a...





Rumorpile: Questionable Future For The Hyundai Veloster

Jul 21 2014 01:10 PM | Hyundai News


The Hyundai Veloster is a departure for the Korean automaker. With a unique style and a asymmetrical door layout, the Veloster has been the black sheep when compared to other models. But a new report says the Veloster may not get a second act. An unna...



Hyundai Motor America's New CEO Hints What The Future Could Hold

Feb 17 2014 02:25 PM | Hyundai News


Dave Zuchowski, the new CEO of Hyundai Motor America has some ideas for new products in segments where the company doesn't compete. The first is an addition of a third premium model to join alongside the Genesis and Equus.   "That's one of the con...







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