The start to 2020 has been a bit rocky for the automotive industry as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought it to a grinding halt. In the interest of public health and safety, automotive production plants have been temporarily closing down left and right, in order to help curve the spread of the virus. But the question still remains, despite the setbacks, how will the automotive brands bounce back after the pandemic?
Luckily someone at Hyundai has released the South Korean Automaker’s plans for its 2020 vehicle lineup. While not much can be seen in the photo as it is in a low resolution, familiar silhouettes do stand out. It indicates that new variants or updates could be coming out for these vehicles soon.
Along with the standard release of new Hyundai vehicles, the production plan also includes updated Genesis models as well. This includes an updated version of the GV80 SUV and the recently released G80 luxury sedan. Performance N variants can also be spotted in the picture with the Avante (the Elantra locally) and Kona both rumored to be getting the N performance treatment as well. Other vehicles can also be seen coming in with more environmentally friendly Electric Vehicle (EV) variants. While still yet to be confirmed it looks like the Santa Fe Tucson and Avante will be getting EV variants as well. Although the 2021 Elantra launch has already confirmed that the compact sedan will be getting a hybrid variant and a performance N variant as well.
Existing models in the South Korean automaker’s lineup might also receive updates but as well. Likely candidates are the Starex and the brand’s K series of light commercial vehicles. While the vehicle release plan is interesting it is important to note that this isn’t final and Hyundai can still change the releases of these vehicles on the fly to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the automotive market.