The future of Hyundai has crossovers and SUVs written all over it

If you find yourselves in the Big Apple next week for the New York Auto Show, you’ll notice that Hyundai’s booth at the show will have a decidedly crossover and SUV feel to it. That’s the because the Korean automaker is preparing to showcase a number of crossovers and SUVs at the show. Among the models that have been confirmed include the new Santa Fe, a refreshed Tucson, and most importantly an electric version of the Kona crossover.

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While it’s true that some of these models already made their world debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, neither of them have been checked out by customers here in the U.S.

While it’s true that some of these models already made their world debuts at the Geneva Motor Show — the Santa Fe and the electric Kona, in particular — neither of them have been checked out by customers here in the U.S. They’ll get their chance to do that at the New York Auto Show in a week’s time.

Both the Santa Fe and the Kona have something different to offer, too. The five-passenger SUV takes the reigns from its predecessor, the Santa Fe Sport, and slots just below the Santa Fe XL. As it was shown in Geneva, the new model will be offered with a few engine options, including a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit that has 185 horsepower on tap and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that can produce 232 horsepower. Hyundai is also offering a 2.2-liter turbodiesel unit that will be available exclusively on the XL version.

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The Kona EV, on the other hand, will get all of its power from an electric motor that produces 132 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque with a 39.2-kWh-battery that comes with an impressive range of 186 miles. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, the Korean automaker is also offering a higher-spec version of the Kona with an electric motor that produces 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque with a 64 kWh battery that can run on a single charge for a distance of 292 miles.

You might think that the Santa Fe and Kona are headed to New York as rehashed debutantes. That’s fair, considering where they were earlier this month. But, Hyundai is also throwing in a treat in the form a refreshed Tucson that will make its official debut in New York. Not much is known about this model, but previous spy shots have hinted at a major design change compared to its predecessor.

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Hyundai is also throwing in a treat in the form a refreshed Tucson that will make its official debut in New York

So as we count down to the days that lead up to the New York Auto Show, keep a keen eye on for Hyundai and all the crossovers and SUVs it’s bringing to the dance.

References

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Read our full review on the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Hyundai Is Going All-In On Crossovers at The New York Auto Show
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Read our full review on the 2019 Hyundai Tucson.

Hyundai Is Going All-In On Crossovers at The New York Auto Show
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Read our full review on the 2019 Hyundai Kona EV.

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