The Hyundai Tucson is going to have to move over to make room for a smaller SUV, along with changes to the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport. The two latter vehicles will differentiate from the other.
The CEO of the North American branch of Hyundai was talking at the LA Auto Show and said that the change up was to better suit the taste of shoppers in the US. He went on to say that consumers are typically confused about the five seater Sport and the Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe is to become an eight seat crossover, while the Sport version is going to take on a look that is more rugged and it will take on vehicles from Jeep. The Santa Fe Sport is also going to have a change of name and while the Hyundai Tucson still plays a role in the line-up, it isn’t going to changed drastically.
Hyundai is also introducing a B-segment crossover and this is expected to arrive by 2018 and will compete with the Honda HR-V along with the Jeep Renegade. Even further into the future will come a smaller A-segment crossover and this should arrive by 2020.