Hyundai to Update Hybrids, Sedans, Crossovers
Hyundai is planning significant product changes over the next three years, including the launch of new plug-in hybrids and a more refined Elantra sedan. The Korean automaker will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the Sonata as early as the first half of 2016. A second plug-in hybrid may be on the docket in 2017. Meanwhile, the traditional Sonata Hybrid will be revamped in mid-2015. A redesigned Hyundai Elantra will build off the success of the current model, but will come with some key refinement changes. Expect to see a new suspension for improved driving dynamics. The body will also feature more high-strength steel for a stiffer ride, less road noise, and less vibration that seeps into the cabin. The Elantra is expected to launch in late 2015 or early 2016. In other product updates, the Accent subcompact and Equus luxury car will receive redesigns in 2016. The Genesis Coupe will stay the same for several years, while a next-generation Tucson SUV will arrive next year. A new Santa Fe isn't due until the 2018 model year. A few models may be on the chopping block in the near future. Hyundai is still uncertain of the future of the Veloster three-door coupe as well as the Azera premium sedan. Source: Automotive News
New style and technology changes just might make the Sorento stand out a little more.