Hyundai Plans to Add New CUV Options to U.S. Lineup

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

That's right, while compacts might currently dominate the Hyundai lineup, the South Korean automaker is planning to expand its collection of new cars by adding more crossovers into the mix.

Why not toss in a minivan or truck instead? Namely, because Hyundai doesn't see the point. They haven't dabbled in 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 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 planning on having your first, second, or third kid, remember, the easiest way to find out the specifics on imminent Hyundai crossover models is to stay tuned to the Murdock Hyundai Salt Lake blog. Located conveniently at 3711 S. State Street Salt Lake City, UT, 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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