Hyundai Philippines has announced during the online version of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS Wired) that it would be bringing in 4 new models for 2021. While some of these new models are just updates of exciting units being already sold in the country two out of the four are indeed all-new. The new vehicles in question are the all-new Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Tucson, as well as the facelifted versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe and the updated Hyundai Kona. All popular models for the South Korean automotive manufacturer.
Making its debut earlier in September of 2020, the latest iteration of the Hyundai Tucson showcases the brand’s new design philosophy with a larger grille and unique set of headlights. It also features a new kind of Daytime running light design that merges seamlessly with the grille. The overall shape has also been improved upon featuring more angles than before. Even the rear of the crossover reflects the new changes by coming with sharper taillights. The inside of the Tucson has also been updated as now features a more modern design.
One of the two models to get a facelift is the Hyundai Kona. It now comes with a much sleeker look than its predecessor, however, it still retains the two-layer headlight design. Love it or hate it the design is here to stay for the crossover. Its grille has been updated along with its lower bumper. Its LED daytime running lights have also been improved upon to feature the new look. On the inside, the interior remains familiar with a few minor upgrades in the form of a new console area that is disconnected from the instrument panel. It also now comes with an electric parking brake instead of the mechanical unit that is currently in the crossover.
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai’s popular mid-size crossover the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe will soon be entering the Philippine market. It comes with a new chassis that the South Korean automaker states will give it improved efficiency as well as safety and performance. It features a unique grille that for the vehicle merges seamlessly with its dual-layer headlights, with the lower layer looking like the fangs of a snake. With the new exterior comes a new interior as well, the dashboard has been redesigned to look more modern along with a new 10.25-inch infotainment system.
Last but not least of the four new models that the South Korean automaker is set to launch in the Philippines in 2021 is the all-new Hyundai Starex. While it hasn't made its official debut yet the all-new people hauler has the makings of being a hit just like its predecessor. It comes with a new boxier design that some might find polarizing as it comes with a new front and a new set of vertical taillights.
It is important to note that Hyundai Philippines has not released any information yet as to when exactly it plans to launch these new models. The South Korean automaker also has not mentioned if the latest version of the Elantra would be entering the local automotive market in 2021. The same can also be said for an all-new Hyundai Accent.