Hyundai to launch 10 new and revamped models in Europe within the next two years

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

In an effort to expand its market share beyond the 2.75% forecasted for 2010, 10 new and revamped models will be launched in Europe within the next couple of years, according to Hyundai Europe vice president Alan Rushforth.

ACEA, the association of European automakers, said that Hyundai's market share in Europe rose from 1.8% in 2008 to 2.6% in 2009, after selling 341.837 units.

Hyundai Europe president Hang Chang Kyun confirmed that the ix35re, which will arrive in 2010, is the first to come out of the 10 new models and model derivatives. Both Rushforth and Kyun were in Fiuggi at the European launch of the new ix35, a medium SUV.

In the middle of this year, the revised versions of the i10 subcompact and i30 compact car will be launched. This will be followed by a small minivan, which is based on the same platform as the Kia Venga small minivan, to be unveiled at the Paris auto show this September.

In this new model, Hyundai's new lettering for minivans, ic, will be introduced. For its passenger cars in Europe, Hyundai already uses the letter i and a number (i10-i20-i30) while ix is for its SUVs (ix35-ix55). An i30-based coupe will be launched in Europe in early 2011. A year later, the ix45 will be brought in as replacement to the Santa Fe medium SUV.

The i40, a mid-sized sedan, will replace the European Sonata/Sonica and rival models, including the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia and Ford Mondeo, in Europe in 2011.

Furthermore, Hyundai is set to unveil a concept car at the Geneva auto show to preview the production i40. The concept, which is dubbed the "i-flow" continues Hyundai's new design language called fluidic sculpture that was started with the ix35. In the middle of 2012, a medium minivan will replace the Matrix, completing Hyundai product renewal cycle.

Topics: hyundai, europe

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The new 2018 Ford Mustang GT, when equipped with its optional Performance package, will be able to produce 460 horsepower. It also comes fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires...
by - October 19, 2017
It’s not as if the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman are not already impressive cars. The automaker has just given us more reasons to love the twins. The 2018 model...
by - October 19, 2017
After months of dropping online teasers, Polestar finally reveals its very first production car virtually. The Polestar 1 is a two-door coupe that gets its design inspiration from the 2013...
by - October 19, 2017
While the official premiere of 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL/JLU) is already set this December, fans everywhere rejoiced at having had something like this appear on the web. Yes, everything we...
by - October 19, 2017
South Korean carmaker Kia will try to follow up the success of its Sportage compact sports utility vehicle by introducing a smaller SUV (subcompact) in the United Kingdom in the...
by - October 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries