Hyundai To Add New Crossover Options To U.S. Model Lineup

The new Hyundai lineup consists of four compacts cars - the 2012 Hyundai Accent, 2012 Hyundai Elantra, 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring, 2012 Hyundai Veloster; one family sedan - 2012 Hyundai Sonata; one hybrid - the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid;  three crossovers - 2012 Hyundai Tucson, 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2012 Hyundai Veracruz; and three premium/performance vehicles - 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, 2012 Hyundai Genesis, and 2012 Hyundai Equus. Moving forward though, the Hyundai family dynamic is going to change some.

Right now compact vehicles currently dominate the Hyundai line up, but the automaker plans on integrating more crossovers into the mix of their automotive offerings.

Why not switch things up with a truck or minivan, you might ask? Mostly, because Hyundai doesn't really see the point. They haven't moved into those two segments before. And, given they've achieved leadership status within the industry for their fuel economy; they don't see a reason to start now. In fact, company President and CEO, John Krafcik, even goes so far as to argue that Hyundai is further defining itself by choosing explicitly not to get involved in the pickup or minivan segments.

What crossovers is Hyundai planning to introduce to the U.S.? That remains to be seen. But, they assure us they're making "seven-passenger CUV" capacity a number-one priority stateside, where the brand resonates best with families.

Whether you're interested in one of the current Hyundai offerings or want to learn more about upcoming Hyundai models, the easiest way to find out the specifics is to stay tuned to the Gurley Leep Hyundai blog. Located conveniently at 5302 N Grape Road in Mishawaka, we're dedicated to keeping you informed. And remember, you have the 2012 Hyundai Sonata family sedan, 2012 Hyundai Tucson CUV, 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe, and 2012 Hyundai Veracruz to choose from in the meantime.

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